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

  2. A damp condition of the clay when it is too firm to bend yet soft enough to be carved.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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  1. Glaze
    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.

          

  2. 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.

          

  3. Wheel Thrown
    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.

          

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

          

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

          

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