6 Written questions
6 Multiple choice questions
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.
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.
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.
is a machine used in the shaping of round ceramic ware. Can be electric or driven by foot.
A high-fire clay. Stoneware is waterproof even without glaze; the resulting ware is sturdier than earthenware.
A low-fire clay. Porous and not waterproof. To be functional, It must be glazed.
6 True/False questions
Kiln → An oven for firing, drying, baking, hardening, or burning a substance, particularly clay products. It can be electric, natural gas, wood, coal, fuel oil
One of the oldest craft techniques in which objects are constructed entirely by hand.
A brownish-orange earthenware clay body commonly used for ceramic
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.
Coiling → Clay 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.
Bone Dry Stage → No visible moisture. no dampness to touch. Clay is ready to be fired