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Reaching the temperature in a kiln which develops desired properties in the ware; or the stage in that materials, bodies, or glazes need to reach in order to be durable. Potters talk about mature glazes, mature bodies, referring to the look and feel of density. Most clays and glazes have a long maturing range, at any point of which they could be deemed mature.


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