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Happy Clay Time

Mr. Jacob

Ceramics terms quiz.

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4.A compound of clay formers, glass formers, and usually pigments which is applied to bisqueware to finish the ceramic piece, and often make it food safe.
7.Clay manipulation using your fingertips and palm. The simplest and oldest building technique.
8.The part of a mug, pitcher, etc. which you hold.
10.Long dull knife used for cutting clay.
13.Encompasses multiple ways to make pottery using only your hands.
16.Stage of clay drying in which it is still the color of wet clay but is no longer plastic.
17.The part of a lid which holds it in place, either inside or outiside.
18.A sharp pointy instrument which is often used for scoring clay.
21.The mixture of multiple elements from the earth which become workable.
22.Making shallow scratches in the clay.
23.First firing, without glaze.
27.Completely air-dried clay; white in appearance and no longer workable.
28.Pottery which hase been fired once, without glaze.
29.Any stage of clay before it is fired.
1.Flat clay.
2.Clay manipulation, similar to kneading dough, which makes it uniform and removes air bubbles.
3.To carve designs into clay.
5.The part of a pot which defines the opening. The part of cup that comes into contact with your mouth.
6.Final firing.
9.The technique used to make sure pieces of clay stick together.
11.A non-handbuilding technique for pottery making which uses a powered spinning disk.
12.Very wet clay mixture which act like a glue.
14.The quality of clay which allows it to be manipulated easily without cracking and falling apart..
15.Tool invented for measuring head diameter. We use it to measure internal and external diameter for making lids.
19.Any flat board used for storing and transporting greenware.
20.The base of a ceramic form.
21.A technique which utilizes clay rolled into ropelike pieces.
24.To mark the clay with pressure. To press something into the clay to a design element.
25.The oven-like device used in firing clay.
26.To heat clay in a kiln to a specific temperature for a specific time.

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