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  1. A coating of material applied to ceramics before firing that forms a glass-like surface. They can be colored, opaque, translucent or matte.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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  1. Handbuilding
    One of the oldest craft techniques in which objects are constructed entirely by hand.

          

  2. Ceramics
    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.

          

  3. Terracotta
    A brownish-orange earthenware clay body commonly used for ceramic
    sculpture.

          

  4. Potters wheel
    is a machine used in the shaping of round ceramic ware. Can be electric or driven by foot.

          

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

          

  6. Slip
    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.

          

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