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Clay Terms The Language of Ceramics. Find the definitions in the Glossary, Index, or pages in the book. 1. Ceramics 2. Kiln 3. Greenware 4. Bisqueware.

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1 Clay Terms The Language of Ceramics

2 Find the definitions in the Glossary, Index, or pages in the book. 1. Ceramics 2. Kiln 3. Greenware 4. Bisqueware 5. Glazeware- Bisqueware that has been glazed and then fired. 6. 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. Plastic 10. Leatherhard 11. 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 clay 16. Abut joint- to lie adjacent 17. Glaze

5 Find the definitions in the Glossary, Index, or pages in the book. 18. Subtractive 19. Additive 20. Sgraffito- A technique in ceramics where the top layer of glaze or slip is scratched through to reveal an underlying layer.

6 ADDING CLAY!!! 1. SCORE- like tic-tac-toe, crosshatching the two spots you want to connect 2. SLIP- add ONE finger of water over the score marks 3. SMOOTH- put the two pieces together and smooth around the two attached parts, making them look like they are one.

7 DRYING STAGES 1. PLASTIC- clay is soft and workable, has a lot of moisture, feels wet 2. LEATHERHARD- clay is medium red in color, is stiff but still workable 3. BONE-DRY- clay is red in color, hard, and ready to be fired in kiln

8 PARTS OF A POT LIPNECKSHOULDERBELLYFOOT


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