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  1. No visible moisture. no dampness to touch. Clay is ready to be fired

  2. 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.

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

  6. 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.

6 True/False questions

  1. Stoneware
    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.

          

  2. KilnAn 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.

          

  3. 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.

          

  4. Porcelainwas 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.

          

  5. SlipAn 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.

          

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