Friday, September 27, 2013


What is Ceramics?

The 8th grade has homework which is due Tuesday October, 2 2013.

The homework is to list ten (10) terms or items that apply to ceramics or that relate to working with clay.

Many example terms and questions were asked in class to help inspire students start their research some of these are listed below:

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

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