The first edition of this Nuffield Working with Science unit was devised for use by students living near Stoke-on-Trent. Some of the work described could only be done by schools and colleges within travelling distance of the Potteries. The unit was amended during the revision for CPVE so that it could be studied in any locality.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes B.

When the unit was revised and republished for the CPVE edition of the project in the 1980s. Guidance for this version appears in the Tutors’ Handbook.

Section 1: The history of the pottery industry
Section 2: Testing ceramic materials
Section 3: Pottery glazes
Section 4: Pottery colours
Section 5: Making and testing

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