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

  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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

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

          

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

          

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

          

  6. 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.