Processes

Blow Moulding

Blow molding (BrE moulding) is a specific manufacturing process by which hollow plastic parts are formed and can be joined together: It is also used for forming glass bottles or other hollow shapes. In general, there are three main types of […]

Cement

Basic concrete mix

This is the most basic concrete mix for standard concrete work: The aggregate should be between 2,5 and 6mm, it provides bulk and strength. Mixture: 1 Part Portland cement 2 Parts Building sand 3 Parts […]

Ceramic

Bloating

A swelling or expansion of body due to over firing or irregular firing, carbon trapped within a vitreous body because of impurities in the clay. It appears as a bubble formation within the body.

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Ceramic

Batt

Plaster, tile or wooden board used to work or move of ware without handling.  Or a refractory slab used to support ware during firing.

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Food and Drink

Biltong

Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Various types of meat are used to produce it, ranging from beef and game meats to fillets of meat cut into strips following the grain of the muscle, or flat pieces […]

Craft

Basket making

Basket weaving (also basketry or basket making) is the process of weaving or sewing pliable materials into two- or threedimensional artefacts, such as mats or containers. Craftspeople and artists specialised in making baskets are usually referred to as basket makers and basket weavers. Basketry is made from […]

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Processes

Batik

Batik (Javanese: ꦧꦠꦶꦏ꧀, Javanese pronunciation: [ˈbaʈeʔ]; Indonesian: [ˈbatɪk]) is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique originated from Indonesia. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting (Javanese: […]

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Processes

Bead Making

Glass beads can be made in various ways. The beads illustrated below are blown using a naked flame, using coloured rods, streamers and frits. Glass beads can be pressed, drawn or formed over a mandrill. […]

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Processes

Beadwork

Africa is well known for its traditional beadwork. The Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and San have done fine beadwork for millenia. SOme of this beadwork is highly collectable. However, in North America the beadwork of their […]

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Food and Drink

Beer Brewing

Beers making is divided into clear fermented beers and traditional Sorgum beer – Umqombothi Sorgum beers are typically made in a rural context by steeping crushed Sorgum grain into warm water and allowing it to […]

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Processes

Bisqueware

Bisque or biscuit pottery is unglazed low fired clay, which is very porous. It is then glazed or slip decorated by either paining, spraying, dipping or pouring the glaze. It is then fired a second […]

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Marketing Terms

Below the line advertising

Above-the-Line Marketing – widespread brand-building advertising. Below-the-Line Marketing – highly targeted direct marketing focused on conversions. Through-the-Line Marketing- integrated ATL and BTL marketing campaigns.  

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Processes

Blacksmithing

A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut (cf. whitesmith). Blacksmiths produce objects such as gates, grilles, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculpture, tools, agricultural implements, decorative and religious items, cooking […]

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Wood

Bodging

Bodging is the traditional woodworking skilled craftsmen, using green (unseasoned) wood to make furniture and utilitarian wooden wares for the farm or country home. Tools used include the shave horse, spoke shave, Adze, Pole lathe, Draw Knife, turning […]

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Paper and Print

Block Printing

Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper. As a method of printing on cloth, the earliest surviving examples from China date to before 220 AD. […]

Event

Students Design en-route to Success Showcase

The Gauteng Department of Education invites all public sector; Private sector and public at large to the Student Designers En-route to success showcase Date: 16 th June 2019 Time: 18h00 to 20h00 Venue: Nasrec Expo […]

Recycled

Amazing recycled plastic sheets from Smile Plastics

Inspirational Hand-crafted Materials Smile Plastics is a materials design and manufacturing house making exquisite hand-crafted panels from waste materials. On top of our classics range of panels, we also offer limited editions and a bespoke […]

Consumer Show

Design Joburg Decor Expo

With Africa’s rich combination of tradition adn modernity continuing to enrich global culture, Media 10 is delighted to announce the third edition of Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View. Gauteng’s premier, contemporary and decorative design […]

Consumer Show

Is Kamers still relevant?

The recent Johannesburg Kamer’s show at the Inanda School was very disappointing.  From a visitors perspective it is expensive: R90 entrance fee, drinks and food were expensive as well as the most merchandise on sale. […]