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pinch pot
firing
landscape architects
acrchitecture
blueprint
handbuilding
floor plan
score
ceramics
coil pot
achitectural elevation
decorative art
pottery
architect
clay slab
glaze
applied art
clay slip

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 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

Ceramic Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

Clay Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

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

Ceramic Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Bisqueware
Bonedry
Burnishing
Casting
Ceramics
Clay
Coilbuilding
Cone
Decal
Design
Earthenware
Engobe
Extruder
Fettling
Firing
Glazeware
Glossy
Greenware
Handbuilding
Intaglio
Kiln
Kiln furniture
Kiln wash
Leatherhard
Matter
Mishima
Mold
Oxidation
Peephole
Pinching
Plasticity
Porcelain
Pottery
Pugger
Reduction
Resist
Scoring
Sgrafitto
Shrinkage
Slab
Slab roller
Slip
Sprigg
Stoneware
Terracotta
Throwing
Trailiing
Translucency
Transparent
Vitreous
Wedging
Wheel

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 Review Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

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

Pottery Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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