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Ceramic

Having to do with clay or glass or the making of objects from glass or clay.

2

Slip

Clay that has been watered down; acts as glue in slip/score technique.

3

Score

To draw or make lines in clay.

4

Slip/Score Technique

Method used in hand building clay to connect two pieces and give uniform color.

5

Wedging

Is the process of kneading clay to remove air pockets and create uniform consistency of clay.

6

Coil Method

One of the oldest ways of forming pottery. Long strands of clay are laid on top of each other then blended together.

7

Stoneware

High fired clay. Water proof without glaze.

8

Slab

A flattened out piece of clay.

9

Bone Dry

Clay that has been completely dried but is not yet fired.

10

Greenware

Unfired clay objects in general.

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Bisque Ware

Clay objects that have been fired for the first time with out any glaze.

12

Glaze Ware

Bisque Ware that has been glazed then fired.

13

Fettling Knife

Is a special knife like tool with fairly flexible blade for cutting into most leather-hard clay.

14

Loop Tool

A tool with a wooden handle and wire loop at one or both ends, used for carving or hallowing out clay forms.

15

Sprigging-on

A term used to describe the technique of adding small clay forms as decoration on the surface of pottery forms; also called applied decoration.

16

Incising

is a decoration technique, created by carving lines into the clay or carving small areas of the clay but not perforating it.

17

Kiln

A furnace designed specifically for heating clay to the temperature necessary to make it stone like.

18

Element

The heating coils of an electric Kiln.

19

Footing

The bottom of a piece that rests upon a surface. Two kinds raised and flushed.

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Firing

clay is hardened by heating it to a high temperature.