Type
Word Search
Description

Cylinder
Slip
Colour
Tone
Surface
Cogs
acrylic
Slab
Texture
Layers
Lip and lid

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

1st Quarter Ceramics Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Tea ceremonies and sumi-e ink paintings are two art forms from this country. Japan
Your coil pot must be at least this tall. nine inches
An American ceramic artist from New Mexico Maria Martinez
Clay that is stiff but still workable, not completely dry. leather hard
The easiest foot option that you had for your mug project tripod foot
The building technique that we used to create our Maria Martinez inspired pots. coil
A watery clay that is used to join two pieces of clay together slip
Clay that has been fired, glazed, and fired again. glazeware
To smoosh or blend two pieces of clay together. meld
Clay that is ready to be fired. Greenware
A colored slip that can used to decorate leather hard clay underglaze
a glass-like coating developed on clay under heat glaze
The middle part or a pot that may be rounded out. belly
This elevates the pot off of the table. foot
Scratching the surface of clay to create more surface area for slip so that two pieces of clay can be joined together. score
A hand-building method that uses a flexible sheet of clay. slab
Clay that has been fired once. bisqueware
The designs that we added to our tea bowls were inspired by this. Nature
And easy method of hand-building that requires only well prepared clay and your fingers and thumb. pinch
Clay that has been rolled out to a flat, even thickness. slab
To polish leather hard clay. burnish
The pinch pots that we made were based off of these. tea bowls
The Native American tribe that Maria Martinez belonged to. Pueblo
Clay that is completely dry. Bone dry
A tea ceremony is this type of activity. cultural
The purpose of this is to keep your hands from getting too hot. handle
What we used to add imprints to our mug projects. texture sheet
A container. vessel
A type of Japanese painting that is similar to calligraphy. Sumie

Ceramics Vocabulary Cross Word

Type
Crossword
Description

A sculptural technique where elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The sculpted material has been raised above the background plane. Relief
Elements that barely stand out from the background. Low Relief
adding clay elements to the surface of a clay sculpture Additive Technique
is removing clay from the surface of a clay sculpture. This is done by carving, scraping away clay Subtractive Technique
A flat material (clay) that represents/commemorates a person, action or event Plaque
Is a style in art that has only lines, shapes and colors. There are no nameable imagery/objects in a non-objective composition. Non-Objective-
To draw or scratch lines into the clay surface to either connect two pieces of clay or add texture. Score
Watered down clay used as the “glue” to connect pieces of clay. Slip can also be applied to clay to give it a smooth finish Slip
Clay that is very soft, wet and is very workable. Clay can be rolled, shaped and molded at this stage Plastic
Clay that has dried slightly from the plastic stage. At the leather stage, clay can be joined using slip and score. But has become a little fragile to bend and shape. Clay at this stage can also be incised. Leather Hard
Clay that has completely dried out, but has not been fired yet. At this stage, clay is extremely fragile and little or nothing can be done to the clay. At this stage clay is ready to be fired in the kiln. Bone Dry
- A decoration technique which lines are carefully drawn into a clay surface Incising
- A rope-like roll of clay used in hand-building Coil
A sculptural hand building technique where coils are stacked and joined together, one on top of the other Coil Technique
A hand building technique where clay is pinched between the thumb and fingers to shape a pot Pinch Technique
- A hand building technique where flat pieces of clay are joined to form the vessel. Slab technique
A glass-like coating fusion bonded to a ceramic surface by heat Glaze-
Clay that is non-plastic and breaks easily Short
Contraction of the clay or glaze in either drying or firing Shrinkage
The way a surface feels or looks like it feels Texture
A flat piece of clay. Slab

CERAMICS Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This hand building technique is formed by building up the walls with rope-like rolls of clay. COIL
The second firing cycle in which the glaze will melt to form a glass-like coating. GLAZE
Clay that is completely dry and free of any moisture. It is now ready for the first firing. BONE DRY
Clay that is moist and pliable. It is fresh out of the bag. PLASTIC
This hand building technique starts with a ball of clay. PINCH POT
Clay that has been fired once. BISQUE
Clay that has been fired once is now considered this. CERAMIC
A ceramic piece of art that has a useful purpose. FUNCTIONAL
Clay that is slightly flexible and cool to the touch. LEATHER HARD
This hand building technique involves rolling out a flat sheet of clay. SLAB
The preliminary (first) firing to harden the clay. BISQUE FIRING
A ceramic piece of art that is purely decorative. NON FUNCTIONAL
A liquid consisting of finely ground minerals that is applied to a bique fired piece. It is either matte or glossy. GLAZE
Using a tool to scratch the surface of two clay pieces that are going to be joined together. SCORE
Liquid clay used to help join pieces of clay together. SLIP
An oven used to fire clay. KILN
Process of heating clay to a high temperature to cause a chmeical change which will permanently harden the clay. FIRING

ceramics puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

decomposed rock clay
to heat a clay object in a kiln fire
air-dried clay; all moisture have left bone dry
pottery that has been fired once bisque ware
a piece of clay rolled by hand like a rope or snake coil
base of a ceramic form foot
ceramic ware that has not been fired greenware
glass-like surface coating that is used to decorate and seal pores of fired clay glaze
the final firing, with glaze glaze firing
furnace of clay bricks for firing pottery and fusing glass kiln
"cheese hard" stage; before bone dry leather hard
moving and shaping clay with fingers pinch
a device with either a manual or electric rotating wheel potters wheel
machine used for mixing and recycling clay pug mill
kneading a mass of clay to expel air and develop a uniform texture wedging
creating ceramic shapes on the potter's wheel throwing
forming method in hand building where clay is rolled out into flat sheets slab
cross-hatch and moistening method of putting together coils,slabs scoring
liquid clay slip
workability, the ability to form any shape plasticity

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

Clay Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A furnace used to heat pottery or fuse glass. kiln
Cloy objects that have been fired once. bisqueware
A stand used to keep the pottery from sticking to the kiln shelf. stilt
A technique of handbuilding using flat pieces of rolled out clay. slab
A decorative technique using forms or stamps pressed into the clay. stamping
A technique of handbuilding using rolled out ropes of clay. coil
Clay that has been completely dried. bone dry
A term referring to several techniques of constructing with just the hands and simple tools. handbuilding
A technique of constructing with clay using the potter's wheel. throwing
To draw or scratch lines into the clay surface before joining pieces together. score
A layer of glass applied in a liquid form and then fired. glaze
Watered down clay that is applied after scoring to joins pieces together. slip
Pottery that has been fired once and then glazed and fired again. glazeware
Clay that has partially dried, but can still be shaped. leather hard
A method of hollowing out a clay form. cut and scoop

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

Ceramics Crossword Quiz

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the stage of clay where it is mixed with water, has the consistency of mud, and is used like glue. Slip
when you roll out snake like pieces of clay to build with. Coil
Kneading or mixing the clay to get out air pockets. Wedging
Scratching up the surface of two pieces of clay before adding slip, this really helps them stay together! scoring
Earthy material that has the ability to absorb water when wet, has plasticity, and when fired to a high temperature the material becomes hard like stone is called Clay
After clay has been fired at least once bisque
What is the stage when clay is at its most workable state? plastic
The condition of unfired clay that has no absorbed moisture other than natural humidity. bone dry
A furnace for firing ceramic products. kiln
The condition of raw clay ware when most of the moisture has evaporated leaving it still soft enough to be carved or joined to other pieces. leather hard
A decorative process by which a line is scratched through a layer of slip or glaze before firing to expose the clay body beneath. From the Italian, meaning “scratched out”. Sgraffito
A glassy coating that has been melted onto a ceramic surface. It is used to decorate the piece and to seal the clay surfaces. glaze
The art of making things of clay. Clay is an ancient tradition. mics
Air trapped in clay air bubbles
Heat kiln to a specific temperature firing
Working with flat pieces of clay (used to fold/geometric form) slab
Brown, earthen-wear clay Terra cotta
small wheel used for decorative purposes banding wheel
Used to stir clay, sgraffitoing, or pulling clay away loop tool
How well the pottery is made craftsmanship
"Ding Ding" I didn't think of doing that originality
Clay pot made with hands (fingers) pinch pot

Clay Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An earthly substance composed of various minerals. Clay
tiny bit of hard fired clay, looks like sand Grog
Liquid clay for decoration, casting, and joining clay. Slip
​Half dry clay this is best stage for carve and fettle ​Leather hard
Very dry brittle and chalky clay Bone dry
Once fired, unglazed clay Bisque
Heat clay Fire
To rework dry clay to break it up; soak it, dry it, wedge it, use it again Reclaim
capable of being dissolved in water Soluble
Pieces of broken pottery that has fired Shards
Functional containers made of clay Pottery
Dry, (bonedry) unfired clay projects that will be fired Greenware
Coarse high-firing clay. Has lots of grog in it to make it rough Stoneware
Low firing clay about 1700 degrees. This is the clay we use in class Earthenware
Red earthenware clay red flower pots are an example of Terra Cotta clay Terra Cotta
White, highest firing clay very fine,slick clay Porcelain
Pots which are made using only your hands and simple tools no machines or wheels Hand Building
Pottery which is made by pinching clay between thumbs and forefingers Pinch
A rope of clay or pottery which is made by layering ropes of clay one on top of the other Coil
Flat piece of clay or pottery which is made from rolled out sheets of clay. Slab