v0.34:Ceramic

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A ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling. In Dwarf Fortress, there are 3 types of ceramic materials - earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain.

Ceramic goods are produced at the kiln using fuel with either clay/clay loam/sandy clay/silty clay (earthenware), fire clay (stoneware), or kaolinite (porcelain). A magma kiln can also be used, in which case no fuel is required.

Ceramics are fire-safe but not magma-safe (melting point: 11500 °U ), and dragonfire is capable of melting and boiling ceramic material.

Uses[edit]

Ceramics can be used to make statues, blocks (labeled as "bricks"), crafts, hives for beekeeping, jugs for storing liquids, and large pots for storing food. Jugs and pots made from earthenware must first be glazed before they can be used to store liquids, while containers made from other materials are naturally resistant to water.

For more information on the use of ceramic, see the Ceramic industry page.