Pottery is no longer just about pottery.
Now it’s a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative.
And it may sound counterintuitive, but it’s just as easy to make small pottery and to make big pots from the same stuff.
That’s because a little pottery is actually smaller and less expensive than a big pottery because the materials are all so similar, according to a study by researchers at MIT and Purdue University.
Researchers at MIT have found that the amount of water, and therefore the carbon dioxide that goes into making a pottery product is the same as the amount that goes to make a regular pot.
And they also found that making a lot of pottery from a single type of clay is just as good or better than making a single kind of clay.
“A lot of what we think about as art is what we do in the workshop,” said MIT professor and co-author Jules Koehler, a researcher in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and an associate professor in Purdue’s Department and Laboratory of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
“So for the most part we do a lot less than what we would like to do, and so that’s where the magic comes in.
If you just want to make the same thing, there are no downsides to that.”
The study is the first to examine the cost of making a standard ceramic pot and the benefits of making pots with a variety of materials, Koehl said.
“In terms of the overall cost, the average ceramic pot is less than $1,000, but if you buy a lot you could be spending $10,000 or $20,000,” Koehnes said.
“If you want to buy a good quality pot that you can keep, it’s probably $25,000.
But if you have a lot, $30,000 to $40,000.””
If you look at the benefits, you could save an average of $1 million or more,” Koeshler said.
Koehler and his team used an experimental design that involved making a ceramic pot using a special clay that was a mix of two different types of clay that they had previously used.
It was then combined with other materials, including wood chips, sand, and other materials to create a “sand” type of pot.
“We used the clay to make an average ceramic clay that is almost 20 times more porous than normal clay,” Kiehl said, and that the ceramic pot itself is made of sand.
“So if you take a regular clay and you mix it with a lot more sand, you get a very hard, very porous clay.
We’re using a mixture of the two materials to make that ceramic pot.
It is a really good example of the potential of clay to be used in a lot different ways.””
This is a good example,” Kowalski said.
The researchers measured the chemical composition of the pot after mixing the two different clay types and compared it with the actual clay they would use in a regular ceramic pot, and the clay that would be used to make pots.
“The pot itself was not the problem, the problem was how to combine two clay types together,” Kuehl said in an interview.
“For this particular example, the clay we were using was clay that has an amazing combination of properties that makes it a very good clay for making ceramic pots,” Kosehl said of the experiment.
“And so we actually used a lot sand in the clay mixture.
And this sand, like the clay, is very strong.
It’s a good mix of properties.
So in that sense, the sand itself was a benefit.”
Researchers said they used the sand in this way because the researchers found that there was a large amount of sand that was left after mixing their clay with the clay.
That would be the most efficient way to make pottery, because it would also be the cheapest way to use the clay in the future.
“If we want to use these materials to be as efficient as possible, it makes sense to use them together,” said Koehls son, Josh.
“You can get more work done if you use the same amount of material, and there’s a very small amount of clay in there.”
This experiment was not designed to measure the cost, it was designed to assess the benefits,” Kodehl said with a laugh.
The MIT team hopes to continue their work on this topic in the near future.
Kaleen, a member of the MIT research team, is a professor in the Department of Engineering at Purdue.
Koehels lab is a joint venture between Purdue and MIT.
The study, published in the journal Science Advances, examined how different types and types of materials interact in a ceramic clay pot and how they affect the overall chemical composition.”
Pottery, when made from a very large variety of clay, has a very high cost,” K