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  1. Objects made of clay fired sufficiently high in temperature for a chemical change to take place in the clay body, usually over 1550 degrees F or 850 degrees C.

  2. refers to the surface quality or "feel" of an object, such as roughness, smoothness, or softness. Actual texture can be felt while simulated textures are implied by the way the artist renders areas of the picture.

  3. 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.

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

  6. One of the oldest ways of forming pottery. Long strands of clay which are laid on top of each other and joined through blending coil to coil.

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


  2. Slip
    A fine, liquid form of clay applied to the surface of a vessel prior to firing. Typically slip can be used either for decorative purposes, or as a glue to hold two pieces of clay together to form one item. Also used when joining 2 pieces of clay.


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


  4. FiringClay 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.


  5. Earthenware
    A low-fire clay. Porous and not waterproof. To be functional, It must be glazed.


  6. Potters wheel
    A damp condition of the clay when it is too firm to bend yet soft enough to be carved.


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