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  1. 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.

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

  5. One of the oldest craft techniques in which objects are constructed entirely by hand.
  6. 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.

6 True/False questions

  1. Slab Built or Slab construction
    A brownish-orange earthenware clay body commonly used for ceramic
    sculpture.

          

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

          

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

          

  4. Bone Dry StageNo visible moisture. no dampness to touch. Clay is ready to be fired

          

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

          

  6. Leather Hard
    A low-fire clay. Porous and not waterproof. To be functional, It must be glazed.

          

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