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