objects made from clay that permanently retain their shape after they have been heated to specific temperatures.
The property of clay that allows it to change shape without tearing or breaking.
A coating of glass that's fused to the surface of a ceramic piece.
A way of improving the workability of clay by reforming the mixture to make it homogeneous.
The process of mixing plastic clay to distribute minerals, organic materials, and water evenly throughout the bod and to eliminate air bubbles.
A hand- building technique that involves squeezing the clay, usually between fingers and thumb.
Scratching the edges of clay before joining them together.
Joining two pieces of clay together.
Stage of drying when moisture in the clay body has evaporated so the clay surface no longer feels cold.
Polishing the surface of a leather hard pot to compact it and produce and maintain a sheen at low firing temperatures objects such as smooth stone or the basic of the spoon.
A structure built to fire clay at high temperatures.
A fluid suspension of clay in water used in joining clay pieces and for surface decoration.
Crushed fired clay used as an additive to clay body to reduce shrinkage.
The branch of philosophy that deals with issues of beauty such as what is considered to be beautiful and what is considered to be art.
Unfired pottery or sculpture.
The base of a pot upon which it can stand.
Hand- built ceramics, decorated with natural pigments and fired with organic fuel.
Practicing an art craft with great skill.
A mixture of clay, minerals, and other ingredients that make up the composition of a clay type.
The elimination of water from clay pieces before firing.
Small, quick preliminary sculptural "sketches" in clay.
Heating pottery or clay sculpture to a temperature high enough to render it hard and durable.
The stage between plastic and bone dry when clay has dried, but may still be carved or joined to other pieces.
The rim opening of a pot.
To fill an incised or impressed area with contrasting colored clay.
Ataching rolls of clay together to form pottery.
Artwork made with a combination of materials of techniques.
The part of a vessel between lip and shoulder.
A decorating technique where a layer of slip applied to a clay body is scratched through to reveal the clay color.
Dense, non-porous, hard pottery that matures from cones 5-11 (2200-2400 f)
A method of refining clay in water.
A method of applying glaze by immersing it and shaking off excess.
Heat resistant shelves used to hold ware.
A mixture of Kaolin and flint used to protect during firing.
Dull surface, not shiny
Areas of empty space defined by surrounding material.
A shape or form that is curved or irregular.
A flat curved tool used to refine shapes.
A long tapered knife used for cutting or trimming clay.
To remove clay by carving