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A group of hydrous aluminium phyllosilicate minerals. Often also used to refer to the clay body, which sometimes may only contain small amounts of clay minerals
shiny glaze
A suspension of clay, clay body or glaze in water
thin slab of wood, plaster, or plastic used to support pottery forms during throwing, attached to the head of the potter's wheel by clay body or "bat pins”.
is a very useful tool in a workshop to make flat blocks of clay, in various sizes height wise, they are manually controlled.
used for cutting, piercing, incising, measuring depth, scoring, and finishing fine details.
The process of heating pottery in a kiln to bring the glaze or clay body to maturity’
ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or stuck onto a larger piece to form a picture or pattern
The condition of a clay or clay body when it has been partially dried to the point where all shrinkage has been completed
A process in which the joining surfaces of clay and glaze interact during firing ending in a thin combined layer of the two.
is an impervious layer or coating of a vitreous substance which has been fused to a ceramic body through firing
Dull glaze
A hand method of forming pottery by building up the walls with coils of rope-like rolls of clay.
A procedure for preparing clay or a clay body by hand: the lump of clay is repeatedly thrown down on a workbench; between each operation, the lump is turned and sometimes cut through and rejoined in a different orientation. The object is to disperse the water more uniformly, to remove lamination and to remove air.
pots and other articles made from clay hardened by heat.
is a form of pottery treatment in which the surface of the pot is polished, using a hard smooth surface such as a wooden or bone spatula, smooth stones, plastic, or even glass bulbs
A slip coating applied to a ceramic body for imparting color, opacity or other characteristics. Sometimes distinguished from slip by the addition of non-clay materials, and sometimes not. It may subsequently be covered with a glaze.
is a very useful tool in a workshop to make flat blocks of clay
A furnace for the firing of ceramics
The structural portion of a ceramic article, or the material or mixture from which it is made.
is a tool that passes clay through a tube to form coils, which are used for handles on jugs, cups, teapots and for applied decorating
is a simple form of hand-made pottery produced from ancient times to the present
A sharp instrument with a flexible blade tapering to a point; used in ceramics for carving of clay models, sgraffito, removing mold marks, and miscellaneous other purposes.
Pottery that has been fired but not yet glazed
A Flat slice of clay
A clay tool with wire loops at each end used to carve clay.
is a process used to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile. A material is pushed through a die of the desired cross-section.
Glazing pottery by immersion in a glaze suspension.
refers to the actual clay mixture that is used in forming objects
are considered to be a potter's best friend when it comes to defining profiles, wringing out water or adding decorative touches.