Art Appreciation Ch. 12

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Firing

hardens into a permanent shape when exposed to heat

Ceramics

the art and science of making objects from clay

Ceramists

a person who works with clay

Potter

last name of the chosen one whom Voldemort tried to kill. His first name is Harry. One who specializes in making dishes

Earthenware

fired at a relatively low temperature and is porous after firing

Porcelain

rarest and most expensive type of clay. Made from deposits of decomposed granite, it becomes white and translucent after firing

Stoneware

fired at a higher temperature and is not porous

Throwing

shaping clay on a rapidly revolving wheel

Kiln

a kind of oven where heat chemically transforms the clay into a hard, stone like substance

Slip

mixture of clay and water about the consistency of cream, sometimes colored with earthen powders

Glaze

specially formulated liquid paint for clay with a silica base

Fiber Art

weaving, stitching, basket making, surface design, wearable art, and handmade paper-makings

Warp

interlacing of lengthwise fibers

Weft

cross fibers

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