Tony Hansen

An employee of Plainsman Clays, Tony Hansen has been captivated by ceramics since the first time he saw someone making a piece on a potter's wheel. An author and a potter, he is also the creator of and; Digitalfire INSIGHT ceramic chemistry software used by ceramic technicians, educators and potters around the world since 1980; and Digitalfire Foresight ceramic testing lab database software. He can be reached at


PPP: Evaluating Clays

September 1, 2006
Testing a variety of clay materials using different methods can give potters a vital frame of reference for their work
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These articles detail innovative advanced ceramic and glass materials and technologies.


Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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Ceramic Industry Magazine

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2014 April

Our April issue features details on advanced materials such as ceramic matrix composites and piezoelectric ceramics, among many others. Be sure to check it out!

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Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

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CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!


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