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  1. The term throw comes from Old English meaning spin. A piece of clay is placed on a potter's wheel head which spins. The clay is shaped by compression while it is in motion.
  2. was being made in China and Korea around 960 AD. It is a combination of kaolin (a pure, white, primary clay), silica and feldspar. A unique aspect of this clay is that it can be worked as clay, but when fired properly reaches a state similar to glass. Primary qualities are translucency and whiteness.

  3. A high-fire clay. Stoneware is waterproof even without glaze; the resulting ware is sturdier than earthenware.

  4. Starting with a ball of clay the potter opens a hole into the ball and forms a bowl shape through a combination of stroking and pinching the clay.
  5. Clay is hardened by heating it to a high temperature, fusing the clay particles.
    The two basic atmospheres, oxidation and reduction, affect the color of the final piece.

  6. One of the oldest craft techniques in which objects are constructed entirely by hand.

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  1. CeramicsClay is hardened by heating it to a high temperature, fusing the clay particles.
    The two basic atmospheres, oxidation and reduction, affect the color of the final piece.

          

  2. Potters wheel
    is a machine used in the shaping of round ceramic ware. Can be electric or driven by foot.

          

  3. Bone Dry StageNo visible moisture. no dampness to touch. Clay is ready to be fired

          

  4. Leather Hard
    A damp condition of the clay when it is too firm to bend yet soft enough to be carved.

          

  5. Terracotta
    A brownish-orange earthenware clay body commonly used for ceramic
    sculpture.

          

  6. Slab Built or Slab construction
    Clay slabs are cut to shape and joined together using scoring and wet clay called slip. Slabs can be draped over or into forms, rolled around cylinders or built up into geometric forms.

          

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