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  1. 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.

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

  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. 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.

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

6 True/False Questions

  1. Ceramics
    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.

          

  2. Pinch Pot
    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.

          

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

          

  4. Firing
    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.

          

  5. Handbuilding
    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.

          

  6. Slip
    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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