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Plasticity

Refers to the ability of clay to be formed in to a shape and retain it.

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Post

Articles made of refractory material which support kiln shelves during firing.

3

Semi-Matte

A satin like surface that has a slight sheen to it.

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Semi-Transparent

Slightly colored and/or speckled colors which allow most colors to show through with only slight distortions.

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Shelf Cone Temperature

The cone temperatures that is fired on the shelf of the kiln. The amount of heating the ware actually receives.

6

Sponge

Usually refers to a natural sponge used for cleaning and decorating greenware.

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Transparent

Clear base colors which are free from cloudiness or distortion.

8

Under Glaze

A color which is usually applied to greenware and in most cases is covered with a glaze.

9

Vent Holes

Small holes made by puncturing the wet greenware with a needle tool when two pieces of ware have been attached.

10

Pinch Pots

Starting with a ball of clay the potter opens a hole in to the ball and forms a bowl shape through a combo of stroking and pinching the clay.

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Terra Cotta

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

12

Wheel Trown

The term trow comes from Old English meaning spin. A piece of clay is paced on a potter's wheel head which spins.

13

Hand Building

This term refers to the one of several techniques of building pots using only the hands and simple tools rather than the potters wheel.

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Molding

In this technique, flat slabs of clay are pressed into molds in order to create various shapes and forms.

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Wet

Wet clay that can't hold shape well.

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Sgraffito

Is a decorating technique leather-hard clay is coated with engobe or slip of contrasting color and then a pic is added by carving or scraping off the slip to reveal the clay underneath.

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Wax Resist.

In this decorative technique, patterns or designs are created by brushing a wax medium over an area of clay, slip, or glaze to resist the final glaze application when when the wax is dry.

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Slip Trailing

Slip is applied to greenware through a tube or nozzle.

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Stamping

This technique of pressing forms into clay to get dectitve effects.

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Majolica

Firing earthenware then applying enamel ectra;

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Mille Fore

Folding different colored clay in to rod to make multiply copy.