Forming methods Pinchpot Coil Slab Drape Mold Flat clay draped over a form
Forming methods Pinchpot Coil Slab Drape Mold Slip Cast Liquid clay poured into a mold
Forming methods Pinchpot Coil Slab Drape Mold Slip Cast Wheel Thrown Wet clay formed On a spinning wheel
Underglazing Greenware Brush on underglaze for detailed designs. It is dripless and does not crack. After bisque firing, It remains the color brush on clear it appears before firing. glaze to waterproof.
Firing ceramics in the kiln A kiln is an oven that heats clay to a high temperature to remove all moisture from ceramics. This makes ceramics more durable and stable.
Glazing Bisqueware Brush three layers of glaze onto your bisqueware or dip it once. When dry, wipe all glaze from the bottom so it will not stick the kiln shelf. You may etch designs into the glaze so bisqueware shows through. Add clear glaze as a final waterproof coat.
Reclaiming clay Reclaiming clay is the process to make hardened clay plastic (wet clay) again. It is not possible to reclaim fired clay. Clay may be reclaimed indefinitely. Just add hardened clay to the reclaim bucket. The added water will soften the clay and it can be reused after some drying. The liquid clay in the reclaim bucket is slip.
Joining Clay in the Leatherhard Stage Score (make velcro) Score (on other piece too) Wet (use a little slip) Wiggle (push the pieces together) Smooth!!! (the join should be invisible)
Ceramics Quiz Define the following terms in your own words. 1.Greenware6.Coil Method 2.Wedging7.Bisqueware 3.Kiln8.Vessel 4.Reclaiming9.Leatherhard 5.Wet clay10.Underglaze