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Additive Sculpture

A process of adding clay to your piece to build up structure.

Modeling on

Adding clay in balls or pellets in the early stages of sculpting (Clay has to be wet to be able to stick to itself)

Subtractive Sculpture

Carving or taking away mass

Sculpting off

Removing clay


tools for removing clay

In the round

Sculpture that is completely free standing and finished


When the figure is posed with the weight of the body shifted on one foot


A small scale model for a finished sculpture

3 main body masses

head, rib cage, pelvis

head heights

A way to measure the human body. A body is approximately 7-8 heads tall


Minerals and silica together to give color and shine. It "crawls"


Minerals to give color. No shine, does not crawl.

Over glaze

Silica/glass to give shine. No color. Crawls slightly.


When glaze heats up, turns to liquid, and then cools and hardens.


An oven or furnace for firing pottery.


Holds up pottery that is glazed so that it does not stick to the kiln shelf.

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