Developing Ceramic Textured Matt Glazes Using Omani Plant Ash: The Contributions of Art Education Teachers


  • BADAR ALMAMARI Department of Art Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.



Art Education, Ash glazes, Ceramics, Oman.


It is widely known that ready-made glazes are hugely expensive, in spite of their widespread availability in Oman. Most students of ceramic art, at various levels of education, depend on foreign materials rather than local materials, which has resulted in high production costs. As an environmentally diverse country, Oman has great potential to take advantage of local crop waste plant waste by using it to make attractive ceramic glazes. Ann experimental study conducted at the ceramic studio in Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) led to the development of some excellent recipes for ceramic glazes using 20% to 30% ash. This study has helped to convert Omani plant waste into textured matt ceramic glazes, which are otherwise expensive to procure for educational and commercial purposes.


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