Monday, December 16, 2013

8th Grade Homework due Wednesday Dec. 18

Ceramics
What is Ceramics?
The 8th grade has homework which is due Wednesday December 18, 2013.

The homework is to list seven (7) terms or items that apply to ceramics or that relate to working with clay and define those terms.

This assignment will spark our conversation on Wednesday as we start our ceramics project.

We will use many of the terms listed below. Please select one or two terms from each of the following areas:

What are some basic clay working vocabulary terms?
  • Coil
  • Slab
  • Hand building
  • Pinch pot
  • Slip
  • Scoring
What are the stages of ceramic ware that clay can be classified as?
  • Plastic
  • Leather hard
  • Bone dry
  • Kiln
  • Fire (What does this mean?)
What are some of the hand tools that are used to work with clay?
  • Boxwood tool
  • Fettling Knife
  • Loop tools
  • Rib
  • Toggle wire
  • Extruder
  • Pin Tool
Temperature (At what temperature must clay be fired (heated) to?
  • What is a pyrometric cone?
  • What are the parts of a pottery wheel?
  • What types of clay are there?
  • Earthenware
  • Stoneware
  • Porcelain
What is an under glaze or glaze?

What are the stages of dryness that clay can be classified as?
  • Greenware
  • Bisqueware
  • Ceramicware
What is the history of pottery?