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Clay that feels cool and moist but is firm enough to hold its shape; it is best to carve designs and form at this stage; clay can still be attached; cannot change or mold form
A thin coat of minerals that fuses to the clay when fired in a kiln. When heated to a high temperature, the glaze forms a thin, permanent glassy surface
The exposure of clay to high heat in order to change it chemically and harden it permanently. This can be done in a furnace, hole in the ground, metal garbage can, etc
The process of building pots or sculptures without the use of a potter's wheel.This method includes pinching, coiling, and building with slabs. TEXTURE is the surface quality of the clay and important to consider; visual and tactile.
To make rough indentations into the clay with a fingernail, tool, or toothbrush as a step before joining two pieces of clay.
Joining two pieces of clay by using fingers or tools to smear and smooth the clay back and forth at the joint so that no seams shows at the connection point.
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