International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Owen Wall Ideas Activities
  • Mr, Middlesex University
    Westminster, London, UK
  • Email
    Tel 07814847448
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  • Organizations:

    Middlesex University
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
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I have just stumbled upon the IYC but am a Ceramic Technician at Middlesex University and also a self employed cermicist, designing and making tableware.

I have become increasingly interested in the glaze science involved in my area, working with mostly the transistion elements in oxide form to create colours in ceramic glazes.

I have recently made a series of victorian style jars each representing an oxide - the lids to these jars have the corresponding periodic table information etched into them.

I thought it maybe something i could develop further in relation to the IYC. I also was suprised by seeing that it was the IYC and the coincidence that i had just strated making these pieces. So felt it appropriate to mention.