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Name_________________ 100 points Vocabulary #7

Divide the sections up and work together to complete the vocab. One person per section. If you finish
early help one of your group members complete their section. When everyone is done, share aloud.

Section 1. Define

Clay: Things that happen in an Electric Kiln




Silica: Alumina: Shrinkage:

Section 2. Fill in the blanks.

Ceramic Glaze Plasticity Scoring Sgraffito Slip Engobe Incise Underglazes Vitrify

1. are objects made of clay fired sufficiently high in temperature for a chemical change to take
place in the clay body, usually over 1550 degrees F.

2. A coating of material applied to ceramics before firing that forms a glass-like surface. can be
colored, opaque, translucent or matte.

3. A white or colored thin layer of clay used to decorate a bisque pot. may or may not be glazed over.

4. comes the Italian word meaning "scratched through" and is done by incising or cutting a design
through a colored slip coating to reveal the clay body

5. A fine, liquid form of clay applied to the surface of a vessel prior to firing. fills in pores and gives
uniform color.

6. Liquid clay slip that contains coloring oxides and chemicals. are used to apply color and
designs to a ceramic piece.
7. a glassy, non-porous state caused by heat or fusion

8. decorations created by cutting into the clay to make surface designs.

9. is a quality of clay that allows it to be manipulated and still maintain its shape without cracking

or sagging.

10. Roughing up of the surface of clay for joining two pieces is known as
Section 3. Define and put these terms in the correct order.

Stages of Ceramics/Firing.
Stages of Clay.
Bone dry Bisqueware

Plastic Greenware

Leather-hard Glazeware
Section 4.

Define the terms below (List characteristics of clay. Describe handbuilding techniques)

Types of clay.

Earthenware Handbuilding Techniques

Terracotta Pinching

Stoneware Coiling

Porcelain Slab Rolling