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Plastics Word Search

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Description

liquid cement
evaluate
decorative
pillar drill
buffing
sanding
pendant
keyring
logo
vacuum forming
blow moulding
compression
strip heater
melamine
acrylic
thermoforming
thermosetting

Ceramics Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

All ceramic wear fired between 2,100 and 2,300 degrees. Stoneware
A low fired clay body. Glazed pottery is fired to a temperature of 1,830 - 2,010 degrees Fahrenheit. Available in red or also white. Earthenware
White stoneware, made from clay prepared from feldspar, china clay, flint and whiting. Porcelain
A furnace of refractory clay bricks for firing pottery and for fusing glass. Kiln
A device with either a manual (foot powered) or an electric rotating wheel head used to sit at and make pottery forms. Potters Wheel
Technique to move the clay in to a symmetrical rotating axis in the middle of a wheel head so you can throw it. Centering
A flat disc made out of plaster, wood, or plastic which is affixed to the wheel head with clay or pins. Bats are used to throw pieces on that would be difficult to lift off the wheel head. Bat
A revolving wheelhead which sits on a pedestal base. It is turned by hand and used for finishing or decorating pottery. Banding Wheel
Pottery which has been fired once, without glaze, to a temperature just before vitrification Bisque
Completely air dried clay. Bone Dry
Alumina + silica + water. Clay
A piece of clay rolled like a rope, used in making pottery. Coil
Pushing the clay down and together, forcing the particles of clay closer. Compress
Pyrometric - A pyramid composed of clay and glaze, made to melt and bend at specific temperatures. It is used in a kiln to determine the end of a firing or in some electric kilns it shuts off a kiln setter. Cone
A thin coating of glass. An impervious silicate coating, which is developed in clay ware by the fusion under heat of inorganic materials. Glaze
Unfired pottery. Ready to be bisque fired. Greenware
Stage of the clay between plastic and bone dry. Clay is still damp enough to join it to other pieces using slip. For example, this is the stage handles are applied to mugs. Leather Hard
A small observation hole in the wall or door of a kiln. Peephole
Firing with reduced oxygen in the kiln. Reduction
Pressed or rolled flat sections of clay used in hand building. Slab
Clay mixed with water with a mayonnaise consistency. Used in casting and decoration. Slip
Creating ceramic shapes on the potter’s wheel. Throwing
A method of kneading clay to make it homogenous by cutting and rolling. Wedging
The firing of pottery to the point of glossification. Vitrification

Introduction to Ceramics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Clay mix with water. 50% water Slip
Used for cutting large lumps of clay, cleaning edges of cast pieces, and in removing thrown work from the potter's wheel. (2 words) Fettling Knife
Long heavy needle with a handle, one of the most versatile tools in pottery. Needle Tool
A rubber, metal or wooden tool used to facilitate throwing on the wheel and finishing surfaces in hand-building. rib
These come in a variety of shapes, used in all sorts of hand-building. (3 words) Wooden modeling tools
A natural material extracted from the earth's crust. Made of alumina+silica+water Clay
Creating a form with long, rope shaped, pieces of clay. coil
Pottery that has been fired once, without glaze, and cannot be recycled. 0% water Bisque
To heat a clay object in a kiln to a specific temperature. fire
Unfired pottery. Ready to be bisque fired. greenware
Creating ceramic shapes on the potter's wheel. Throwing
A flat disc made from plaster, wood, or plastic which is a fixed to a wheel head. bat
Pressed or rolled flat sections of clay used for hand-building. Slab
A method of kneading the clay to make it evenly mixed, remove air bubbles and to change the water content. Wedging
This is a this coat of glass. An impervious silicate coating, which is developed in clay ware by the fusion under heat of inorganic materials. Glaze
Base of a ceramic form. Foot
Clay forced through a die to form uniform shaped clay. Extrusion
To manipulate clay with your fingers in the palm to hollow a shape. pinch
The quality of clay which allows it to be manipulated into different shapes without cracking. 25% water Plasticity
The stage of clay between plasticity and bone dry. Clay is still damp enough to join it to another piece using slip. 10% water (2 words) Leather hard
Completely air dried. 2% water Bone dry
Pushing the clay down and together, forcing the particles together. Compress
Technique of moving the clay into a symmetrical rotating axis in the middle of a wheel head so you can throw it. centering
a furnace of refractory clay bricks for firing pottery and fusing glass. Kiln
A plaster shape designed to pour slip cast into and let dry so the shape comes out as an exact replica. mold
A creation of an object out of clay. ceramic

Hand Tools Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A tool that fits into a head of a screw to turn it Screw driver
A type of saw that is reinforced that keeps the thin blade from resorting Back saw
A wood saw worked by one hand Hand saw
Used to prune small trees Pruning saw
Design to smooth out wood Hand plane
Used to cut or shape wood or stone Chisel
A length of tape or thin flexible metal Tape measure
Used for smoothing or polishing woodwork or other surfaces Sand paper
Pencil that is rectangular or elliptical to prevent from rolling Carpenters pencil
Used for braking things or driving in nails Hammer
A tool for drawing circles and arcs Compass
Woodworking or metalworking tool used for marking and measuring wood Tri square
Triangle shaped used for marking wood or metal Speed square
measure diffrent types of angles sliding bevel
to hold wood from moving when cutting clamp
lectrical motor that rotates a replaceable drill bit to make a hole in wood, plastic, or meta power drill
machine that drills wholes drill press
used to cut precise shapes and curves Band saw
fine tuning your wood projects caliper
used to guide the piece through the saw jig

Clay vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

wire used to cut plastic when wedging Wedging wire
Rolling pins used to make slabs Rollers
To remove material by digging in to the surface Carving
Has a useful purpose Functional
The roughness or smoothness of a surface Texture
A raised design on a slab Relief
Many motifs together Pattern
Wax coat that can be put on stained or painted ceramics Wax
3 Dimensional art sculpture
type of paint that washes with water Tempera
working clay on the potter's wheel Throwing
design to look good Decorative
Produce art that looks, reflects, and imitates the real world Realistic
Slab of plaster of parts used partially dry slip Plaster bat
Used under clay to keep the clay from sticking to the table Canvas
smooth until shiny using a tool fettle
A way that you can make pottery Casting
to apply a finish, then wipe off most of the material applied leaving the finish in the cracks and pores stain
no glaze on the bottom of the pot dry foot
oven for baking clay that heats to a very hot temperature klin

Painting & Decorating Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

finish
acrylic
caulk
ceiling
coating
compound
corner
dropcloth
drywall
eggshell
extension
exterior
flat
gloss
interior
ladder
latex
masking
molding
paint
plaster
polyurethane
roller
sander
satin
scaffold
screwdriver
screwgun
sprayer
stain
surface
tape
thinner
wall
wallpaper
xylene

Ceramic Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

clay that has dried slightly from the plastic stage, can be joined using water, but has become a bit too fragile to bend and shape at lot. leather hard
Clay that has completely dried out, but has not been fired yet. bone dry
Clay objects that have been fired one time, turning the clay into glass. At this stage, clay is ready to be stained, painted or glazed. Bisqueware
Clay that has been applied with glaze or underglazes and then fired a second time. glazeware
a term that refers to one of several techniques used to build pottery using only the hands and simple tools, rather than using the potter’s wheel. handbuilding
This technique is a method of shaping clay by inserting the thumb of one hand into a ball of clay and lightly pinching between the thumb and the fingers, while slowly rotating the ball of clay in the palm of the other hand. pinch pots
a handbuilding technique used to construct ceramic forms by rolling out ropes of clay and joining them together with the fingers and various smoothing tools. coil pots
a handbuilding of technique used to construct ceramic forms by rolling out a flat “pancake-like” piece of clay which can then be cut into shapes and built into a box. slab pots
the process of mixing and turning clay to remove air pockets and create uniform consistency in the clay. wedging
a technique used to connect two pieces of clay by scratching into the surfaces of each piece of clay and then applying watered down clay to each piece before pressing the pieces together. slip and score
to draw or scratch lines into the clay surface, to either connect two pieces of clay or add texture. score
a process in which clay is heated to high temperatures in a kiln, which melts the silica sand in the clay and when it cools turns to glass, making the form permanent. firing
a furnace of refractory clay bricks used to heat pottery or fuse glass. kiln
glass-forming chemicals, usually with coloring compounds added, that is applied in a liquid form to bisqueware clay and fired in a kiln, forming a pleasing coating around the surface of the clay. glaze
Pottery which can not only serve as an art object but can also be used for a purpose, such as bowls, plates, cups. functional pottery
the usually narrower part that leads from the body of a pot or vase to the mouth. neck
this is the main part of the pot or vase. It usually the largest part of the pot or vase. body
this is the part of the pot or vase that meets or rests on the floor or table. foot
a decoration technique in which lines are carefully drawn into a clay surface. carving
process in which material is steadily built up to produce the finished figure additive
a large container, typically earthenware, glass, or plastic, with a handle and a lip, used for holding and pouring liquids pitcher
a pot with a handle, spout, and lid, in which tea is brewed and from which it is poured teapot
a round, deep dish or basin used for food or liquid bowl
a small, bowl-shaped container for drinking from, typically having a handle cup
a strong, coarse unbleached cloth made from cotton, or a similar yarn, used as a surface for clay handbuilding canvas
a board used as a base for handbuilng and storing clay projects bat

Ceramics vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a revolving wheel head which sits on a pedestal base. It is turned by hand and used for finishing and decorating pottery bandingwheel
pottery which has been fired once to a temperature before vitrification bisque
completely air dried bonedry
technique to move the clay in to a symmetrical rotating axis in the middle of a wheel head so you can throw it. centering
alumina+silica+water clay
a piece of clay rolled like a rope, used in making pottery coil
pots that were thrown or hand built in separate pieces and then assembled composite
the cracking of a glaze on a fired pot. It is the result of the glaze shrinking more than the clay body in the cooling process crazing
to keep the foot or bottom of the pot free from glaze by waxing or removing the glaze dryfoot
a low fired clay body. Available in red or white earthenware
to heat a clay object in a kiln to a specific temperature firing
pottery pieces that are made for a purpose, such as coffee mugs, teapots, etc functionalware
a thin coating of glass. An impervious silicate coating, which is developed in clay ware by the fusion under heat of inorganic materials glaze
un fired pottery ready to be bisque fired greenware
when a design has been scratched or impressed into the surface of a ceramic form it can be filled with slip. When the slip is dried the majority of it can be removed, revealing the slip inlaid into the design inlay
the technique of using a tool to remove clay from the surface of a ceramic form to create a decoration intaglio
a furnace lined with clay bricks for firing pottery and fusing glass kiln
Stage of the clay between plastic and bone dry. Clay is still damp enough to join it to other pieces using slip. leatherhard
a plaster shape designed to pour slip cast into and let dry so the shape comes out as an exact replica of the mould mould
pottery is purely decorative/ and or sculptural nonfunctionalware
the quality of clay which allows it to be manipulated into different shapes without cracking or breaking plasticity
a device with either a manual foot powered or an electric rotating wheel used to sit at and make pottery forms potterywheel
the technique of scratching away a coloured slip to reveal the clay underneath its surface sgraffito
a method of decorating ceramic articles in which the decoration is applied to the surface before it is glazed underglaze
a method of kneading clay to make it pliable and eliminate air trapped in layers of the clay wedging

Construction Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The joint of two pieces at an angle that bisects the joining angle. Miter joint
a specialized tool that lets you make cuts at a variety of angles. Miter Saw
a type of bow saw used to cut intricate external shapes and interior cut-outs in woodworking or carpentry. Coping Saw
diagram which shows the buildings, utility runs, and equipment layout, the position of roads, and other constructions of an existing or proposed project site at a defined scale plot plan
a length of tape or thin flexible metal, marked at intervals for measuring. Tape measure
a circular saw mounted under a table or bench so that the blade projects up through a slot Table saw
a power tool with a shaped cutter, used in carpentry for making grooves for joints, decorative moldings, etc. Router
are both cutting and holding pliers used by artisans, jewellery designers, electricians, network engineers and other tradesmen to bend, re-position and snip wire. Needle nose pliers
a type of board made from plaster, wood pulp, or other material, used especially to form the interior walls of houses. Drywall
an imperial unit and U.S. customary unit (non-SI, non-metric) of area, used mainly in the United States Square feet
a characteristic always needed for safety positive attitude
the way your work area needs to be clean & organized
something you always need to have on in work area Safety glasses
this is never allowed in work area loose jewelry
never allowed in construction area headphones

Earth Science Word Search

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Mold
Cast
Paleontology
Subsidence
Rebound
Tensoin
Anticline
Monocline
Compression
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Epoch
Period
Eon
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Amber
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Uniformitarianism
Lithosphere
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