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toothpick
kiln
glass
handle
air bubble
press
smooth
tools
piggy bank
box
tea bowl
cup
texture
board
rolling pin
slab
score
glaze
clay

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Ceramic Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

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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

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Ceramics Review Word Search

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bisque ware
bone dry
ceramics wheel
clay
coil
cone
earthernware
form
Glaze
greenware
kiln
Leatherhard
metal rib
modeling tool
mug
needle tool
pinch
pottery
rolling pin
score
scraper
sgraffito
slab
slip
sponge
terra cotta
throw
vessel
wedge
wooden rib

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Ceramic Terms Word Search

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WEDGING
WIRE CUTTER
WIRE TOOL
WHEEL
WASH
UNDERGLAZE
THROWING
TERRA COTTA
STONEWARE
STAIN
SLIP
SLAB
SCORE
RIB
PRESS MOLD
POTTERY
PORCELAIN
PINCH
PIN TOOL
MODELING TOOLS
MATTE
LOOP TOOL
LEATHER HARD
KILN
INCISE
HANDBUILDING
GREENWARE
GLOSS
GLAZEWARE
GLAZE FIRING
GLAZE
FOOT
FIRE
EMBELLISHMENTS
EARTHENWARE
DRAPE SLAB
CONE
COIL
CLAY
CHINA
CERAMICS
CENTERING
BONE DRY
BISQUE
BAT

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Clay Terms Crossword

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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

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Pottery Word Search

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HAND BUILT
TECHNIQUE
WATER
POROUS
WAX RESIST
PINCH POT
CONE
FACE MUG
VASE
BAS RELIEF
SPONGE
WET
DRY
WOODEN KNIFE
NEEDLE TOOL
WIRE CUTTER
DECORATIVE
THREE DIMENSIONAL
FORM
UNDERGLAZE
CERAMICS
MOLD
AMPHORA
STONEWARE
EARTHENWARE
RIB
LOOP TOOL
RIBBON TOOL
ROLLING PIN
FUNCTIONAL
GREENWARE
FIRE
AIR BUBBLES
WEDGE
THROW
POTTERS WHEEL
COIL
PINCH
SLAB
CLAY
PLASTIC
BONE
LEATHER
BLEND
SCORE
SLIP
GLAZE
BISQUE
KILN
POTTERY

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ceramics puzzle Crossword

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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

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Ceramics Crossword Puzzle

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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

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CERAMICS Crossword

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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

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Clay Terms Word Search

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air poickets
ceramic
coil method
fire
glazing
Greenware
handbuilding
kiln
Leather hard
Needle tool
score
slab
slip
wedge

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Clay Vocabulary Word Search

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shrink
firing
kiln
wedging
glaze
bisque
leatherhard
greenware
subtractive
additive
scoring
slip
coil
slab
pinchpot
Hand Building
Pottery
Clay

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