Some slips have little or no clay and some are not thin
I do not understand why this had been changed as the reasons are quite clear: some ceramics slips contain no clay (for example alumina bodies) and some slips are highly viscous (such as those used for fine fire clay)
Re-write in English?
These few lines seem to have been edited to death and must now be incomprehensible to the general reader. Could someone re-write them in a form suitable for a non-specialist encyclopedia? I am willing to have a try if there are no serious objections. Marshall46 (talk) 14:35, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
- Feel free!
It looked like this when I first wrote it... Slip in a ceramic context is made by mixing clay with water and usually a deflocculent such as sodium silicate. The addition of a defloculant allows the water content to be kept to a minimum which reduces the amount of shrinkage when slipcasting. The mixing can be by hand or more usually in a blunger.