3-D Shapes: cube, cylinder, sphere, pyramid, cone, rectangular prism
Bisque Firing: The first firing process clay goes through, which changes the clay into ceramic.
Ceramic: Articles produced by the firing of clay, at very high temperatures
Ceramic Sculpture: Refers to creating non-functional pieces in clay
Clay: A very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
Clay Tools: Any tool that scores, cuts, marks, presses or manipulates the clay
Coils: A process of building by rolling out long pieces of clay in the the shape of snakes
Glaze: A material that is applied over a ceramic product and then fired to produce a hard, vitreous, glassy surface that will color, decorate, strengthen and/or waterproof it.
Glaze Firing: The second firing process clay goes through, usually to fuse glaze to the surface of the clay.
Hand-Built: A process of building with clay only using the hands such as pinch pots, coils or slabs
Kanthal Wire: a high temperature wire that can withstand the heat of the kiln process
Kiln: A kiln is a very hot oven used to bake and harden materials such as clay and bricks. It can be fueled by gas, electricity or wood.
Pinch Pots: A way of building by squeezing or pinching the clay into the shape of a pot or bowl, two of these attached together can be used to create hollow shapes
Pottery: Usually refers to creating functional pieces in clay such as vases, bowls, plates etc...
Scratch-to-Attach: A method of attaching two pieces of clay together successfully, done by scoring both pieces of clay to create a rough surface that will stay attached to each other when pressed together.
Slab Building: A process of building with flat pieces of clay
Wheel Throwing: A process of building pottery by using a spinning wheel to help shape the pot or bowl
Wire Gauge: the thickness of a piece of wire is measured by its gauge