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Pottery and Ceramics

As a craft-based activity, pottery can be employed to make a wide range of products including the evaporative ceramic cooler. As a more industrial operation, roofing tiles and other products can be made.

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Ambagahawewa : a pottery village study

This is a study carried out by Practical Action Sri Lanka (former ITDG) ss a background study to the pottery industry development project carried out in ‘’ Amagahawewa ’’ in 1992.

Dhanapala, K., Published on 1993

Clay Based Technologies

This shows the general approach to clay based techologies and how to make a range of clay based products.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, Sudan on 2007

Evaporative Cooling - The Clay Refrigerator

This document provides some guidelines on making a ceramic or clay pot in pot evaporative cooler.

Published on 2001

Modifications to a Pottery Wheel

The evolution of a pottery wheel, and how to start improving a current pottery wheel.

D. Meemeduma, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 1977

Practical Tips for Potters Making Improved Cooking Stoves

A practical guide for potters and stove promoters in making improved cookstoves.

Tim Jones, Published by HSE on 1993

The Clay Refrigerator

This document provides some guidelines on making a ceramic or clay pot in pot evaporative cooler.

Practical Action, Published on 2001

 

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