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throw
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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
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MODELING TOOLS
MATTE
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INCISE
HANDBUILDING
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FOOT
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EMBELLISHMENTS
EARTHENWARE
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CONE
COIL
CLAY
CHINA
CERAMICS
CENTERING
BONE DRY
BISQUE
BAT

Pottery Word Search

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HAND BUILT
TECHNIQUE
WATER
POROUS
WAX RESIST
PINCH POT
CONE
FACE MUG
VASE
BAS RELIEF
SPONGE
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DRY
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DECORATIVE
THREE DIMENSIONAL
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COIL
PINCH
SLAB
CLAY
PLASTIC
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KILN
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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 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

Pottery Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A flat disc made out of plaster, wood, or plastic which is used to throw pieces bat
A rubber, metal or wooden tool used to smooth and shape clay rib
Pressed or rolled flat sections of clay used in hand building. slab
A method of kneading clay to make it a uniform, consistency wedging
A device with either a manual (kick powered) or an electric rotating wheel head used to sit at and make pottery forms. pottery wheel
Creating ceramic shapes on the potter’s wheel throwing
clay in which it has stiffened but is still moist enough to carve Leather hard
Completely dry, unfired clay. bonedry
ceramic ware that has not been fired. greenware
ceramic ware that has been fired once without glaze. terra-cotta, bisque
clay which has been fired then ground up. can come in many particle sizes, from fine to coarse. It is used to reduce shrinkage in clay bodies grog
liquid clay used as glue slip
method of joining two pieces of clay together by make scratches in the surfaces score
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
All ceramic wear fired between 2,100 and 2,300 degrees. stoneware
White, glass-like stoneware, made from clay prepared from feldspar; china clay porcelain
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 cone
a glass-like surface coating for ceramics that is used to decorate and seal the pores of the fired clay. glaze
knife used to cut clay fettling
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Ceramic Vocabulary Word Search

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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

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

Ceramics Vocabulary Word Search

Type
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Description

potterywheel
fractures
airbubbles
Bisque Ware
Bonedry
Ceramics
clay
coil
earthenware
fire
glaze
greenware
hollowout
kiln
LeatherHard
looptool
pinchpot
Pottery
scratchandattach
slab
Slurry
tiles
wedging

Ceramics Vocabulary - Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

bisque
bone dry
clay
coil
fire
form
functional
glaze
handbuilt
kiln
leather hard
paddle
pinch
plasticity
porcelain
rib
scoring
sculptural
slab
slip
sponge
stoneware
utilitarian
wheel thrown
wire tool

Clay Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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