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A coating of material applied to ceramics before firing that forms a glass-like surface. They can be colored, opaque, translucent or matte.
A high-fire clay. Stoneware is waterproof even without glaze; the resulting ware is sturdier than earthenware.
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.
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.
A low-fire clay. Porous and not waterproof. To be functional, It must be glazed.
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.
6 True/False Questions
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.
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.
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.
A brownish-orange earthenware clay body commonly used for ceramic
Firing → 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.
Potters wheel →
A damp condition of the clay when it is too firm to bend yet soft enough to be carved.