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  1. A coating of material applied to ceramics before firing that forms a glass-like surface. They can be colored, opaque, translucent or matte.

  2. is a machine used in the shaping of round ceramic ware. Can be electric or driven by foot.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. An oven for firing, drying, baking, hardening, or burning a substance, particularly clay products. It can be electric, natural gas, wood, coal, fuel oil
    or propane.

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  1. Stoneware
    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.

          

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

          

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

          

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

          

  5. Pinch Pot
    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.

          

  6. Porcelain
    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.

          

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