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The art of pottery has been around for thousands of years. Arguably one of the oldest forms of functional art, the definition according to the ATSM is ” all fired ceramic wares that contain clay when formed, except technical, structural, and refractory. The potters wheel was invented in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 NCE and revolutionized pottery production. A common material used in ceramics is porcelain which dates back to the Tang Dynasty in China between 618 and 906 CE.
The three most common types of pottery consist of earthenware, porcelain, and stoneware. When you break it down, a ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid created through a process of heating the product followed by cooling. Commonly created through use of the potters wheel ceramics often derives unique works of art that
Are there pests in your house? Ants crawling the walls, bed bug problems, rodent problems, stink bug problems, termite problems …? Do you need an exterminator in maryland? Here are a few interesting facts you might want to think about when it comes to pests.
1. The definition of pest is an animal or plant that is considered detrimental to humans, including any human concerns such as farming or livestock.
2. Ants lift up to 50 times their own body weight, which is the equivalent of an adult human being able to bench press a full sized sedan.
3. The body of a spider is made up at two parts, the abdomen and the cephalothorax.
4. The blood of warm bodied hosts such as humans is al