a hand building technique starting with a ball of clay; inserting you thumbs and pinching the clay to form thin even walls
a hand building technique using rolled out ropes of clay; stacked in layers
a hand bulding technigue made of thin sheets of clay
a thin sheet of clay usually around of inside a bowl or plate to form a vessel
molding or modeling*
using your hands to shape, bend, add, or remove clay
the process of placing the pots in a kiln and heating to a high temperature that the clay becomes ceramic
a furnace in which pots are fired
purpose of this process is to render the object more durable, while leaving it porous engough to absorb glaze, the first firing in the kiln before glaze may be applied
fuses the glaze to together in combination with the surface of the clay body, A firing cycle to the temperature at which the glaze materials will melt to form a glass-like surface coating
Liquid decoration applied to bisque-fired clay which melts to form a glassy surface. 3 coats are standard
to rub with a tool such as a spoon, rock, etc., to smooth or polish the surface of your pot
particles of decomposed rock combied with water; a combination of decomposed rock including silica( sand) and alumina along with various minerals and decomposed matter
made by mixing clay body with water; creates a glue to hold piees together
to make a series of shallow grooves in the edges of the clay to joiun two parts securly together
to work the damp clay witht the palms of the hands against a smooth surface, Mixing and de-airing clay by cutting is diagonally and slamming the pieces together.
a scupture that stands alone and is visible 360 degrees and not attached to wall or structure
a sculpture which remains attachd/ does not stand alone; has been incises, curved and/or added to.
the stage of drying when the clay is no longer workable by hand; you can 1) can not mold anymore 2) can still paddle (best time) 3) weld by scoring and slipping 4) makes smooth: by sponging and burishing 5) can incise/ curve and scrape
dompletely dry, without and moisture at all; you can 1) burnish 2) can scrape 3) can sand 4) can underglaze 5) now you can fire
clay projects which are airdried, but not yet fired
clay that's been fired once, is now white and ready to be glazed
sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
The act of aligning the clay on the potter's wheel in order to proceed with forming and shaping.
a vitreous layer or coating on a piece of pottery; a smooth, glossy surface or coating.
added to the base of a ceramic piece to allow the piece to sit level on a surface