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Addressing the ceramics studio equipment challenge in Nigeria: utilizing re-used materials for the production of a ball mill jar

Sweet Ufumwen Ebeigbe, Valentine Ifeakachukwu Omem

Abstract


It is already well established that ceramics require the use of equipment for production. Also well known is the fact that most ceramists in Nigeria are unable to procure and utilize major equipment for ceramics production due to the exorbitant prices of imported ceramics studio equipment and technology on which the country currently depends. Deploying the descriptive approach, this article describes a successful attempt to address this problem by fabricating of the grinding chamber of a ball mill, which is a major component of very important ceramics studio equipment. In doing this, it practically engages the major challenge of producing a porcelain ball mill jar in a typical local ceramics studio/workshop in a developing economy such as Nigeria.

Keywords: Ceramics studio equipment, Ceramics production, Nigeria, Re-used materials, Ball mill




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