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1 The Language of Ceramics Clay TermsThe Language of Ceramics
2 Find the definitions in the Glossary, Index, or pages in the book. CeramicsKilnGreenwareBisquewareGlazeware- Bisqueware that has been glazed and then fired.Coil- Clay rolled into a “snake” as thick as a pencil.
3 Find the definitions in the Glossary, Index, or pages in the book. 7. Pinch Pot- Pot made by pinching.8. Slab- A large, flat shaped piece of clay, as thick as a pencil; like a pancake.9. Plastic10. Leatherhard11. Bone dry- Completely dry; without any trace of moisture; light red in color, ready to be fired in the kiln.12. Score- To scratch or crosshatch with a sharp implement when connecting clay parts (p )13. Slip
4 Find the definitions in the Glossary, Index, or pages in the book. 14. Smooth- to make a surface very smooth (not rough) by rubbing when connecting clay parts.15. Miter joint- To cut clay at an angle, frequently 45 degrees, such that it will fit up tightly against another piece of clay16. Abut joint- to lie adjacent17. Glaze
5 Find the definitions in the Glossary, Index, or pages in the book. 18. Subtractive19. Additive20. Sgraffito- A technique in ceramics where the top layer of glaze or slip is scratched through to reveal an underlying layer.
6 ADDING CLAY!!!SCORE- like tic-tac-toe, crosshatching the two spots you want to connectSLIP- add ONE finger of water over the score marksSMOOTH- put the two pieces together and smooth around the two attached parts, making them look like they are one.
7 DRYING STAGES1. PLASTIC- clay is soft and workable, has a lot of moisture, feels wet2. LEATHERHARD- clay is medium red in color, is stiff but still workable3. BONE-DRY- clay is red in color, hard, and ready to be fired in kiln