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14 terms

Art Appreciation Ch. 12

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Firing
hardens into a permanent shape when exposed to heat
Ceramics
the art and science of making objects from clay
Ceramists
a person who works with clay
Potter
last name of the chosen one whom Voldemort tried to kill. His first name is Harry. One who specializes in making dishes
Earthenware
fired at a relatively low temperature and is porous after firing
Porcelain
rarest and most expensive type of clay. Made from deposits of decomposed granite, it becomes white and translucent after firing
Stoneware
fired at a higher temperature and is not porous
Throwing
shaping clay on a rapidly revolving wheel
Kiln
a kind of oven where heat chemically transforms the clay into a hard, stone like substance
Slip
mixture of clay and water about the consistency of cream, sometimes colored with earthen powders
Glaze
specially formulated liquid paint for clay with a silica base
Fiber Art
weaving, stitching, basket making, surface design, wearable art, and handmade paper-makings
Warp
interlacing of lengthwise fibers
Weft
cross fibers