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  1. A brownish-orange earthenware clay body commonly used for ceramic

  2. One of the oldest ways of forming pottery. Long strands of clay which are laid on top of each other and joined through blending coil to coil.

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

  4. A low-fire clay. Porous and not waterproof. To be functional, It must be glazed.

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

  6. 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.

6 True/False questions

  1. Wheel Thrown
    The term throw comes from Old English meaning spin. A piece of clay is placed on a potter's wheel head which spins. The clay is shaped by compression while it is in motion.


  2. Bone Dry StageNo visible moisture. no dampness to touch. Clay is ready to be fired


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


  4. 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.


  5. FiringClay 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.


  6. 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.