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what are ceramics

Things made from clay

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What is plastic

The ability to hold together while being shaped

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Why did man begin to model clay

Diversion

To embellish a story or religious rituals

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Why do ceramics have religious value

They we're put in tombs

4

Why do you have to prepare clay

To get out impurities

5

What is slip

Liquid clay

6

Why did early potters are impurities to their clay

To keep it from cracking or deforming

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What are the forming methods of clay

Pinching

Coiling

Slab building

Molding

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What is the difference in shape and form

Shape is 2D and form is 3D

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Why is it important to dry clay out before firing

So it doesn't explode

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What is Incising

Cutting or carving the surface if clay

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What is burnishing

Rubbing and polishing the surface

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What is glaze

A thin coat of glass

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Why is contrast important

Adds interest

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Why is a kiln important to clay

Makes the clay permanent

15

What is open firing

When vessels and fuel sit together

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Is updraft or down draft more complex

Downdraft

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What happens when the clay dries to fast

It will crack

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Why is it important to wedge or knead clay

Eliminates air bubbles

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What type of clay is it when the clay remains at the original rock formation

Primary

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What type if clay is it when the clay has been moved from the original rock formation by the elements

Secondary

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Raku

Ancient Chinese process if quick firing

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What temperature do you have to fire they clay above

1,000 degrees

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1.preparation of clay
2.forming method
3.leather hard
4.greenware
5. Bisque firing
6. Glazing
7. Glaze firing
8. Finished work

The steps to create ceramics