Coiling and Slab Building
Using your hands to build a clay sculpture. Term used because of the potter’s wheel.
Using pressure to connect two pieces of clay.
Surface treatment for clay. Starts off powdery, and is turned to a smooth shiny, glass like surface when fired in the kiln.
Liquefied clay by using water. Feels slippery
Scratch and Attach
Scratching the surface of clay to create texture in order to attach. Combine with slip to attach two separate pieces of clay.
An oven for ceramics. Clay goes through two firings.
The first firing of clay. Turns clay from soft to hard.
The second firing for clay. See the definition for glaze.
Slab (Building) Method
A method of making pottery in which a thick, flat slice of clay is cut into shapes which are joined to form an object. The joined edges are scored and slip is used. Slip is clay diluted with water to the consistency of cream used for joining pieces.
For Mug on a Mug project
For Coil Pot project