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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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  1. Terracotta
    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.

          

  2. Handbuilding
    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. 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.

          

  4. Kiln
    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.

          

  5. Texture
    refers to the surface quality or "feel" of an object, such as roughness, smoothness, or softness. Actual texture can be felt while simulated textures are implied by the way the artist renders areas of the picture.

          

  6. 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.