Parian is derived from Paros the Aegian Island famous for its beautiful white marble widely used for sculpture by the classical Greeks. Parian ware became very popular in the mid-nineteenth century and was manufactured by many notable Stoke-on-Trent potteries. Parian is a self-glazing body, extremely translucent and ideally suited for casting to produce figurines, dolls and light forms etc. This body contains a very white felspar which uses a floatation method of particle distribution and some frothing may occur when making casting slip under high speed mixing. Slow agitation is recommended.
FIRING RANGE: 1220°c - 1240°c
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