Ceramics Arts Quiz

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Define the following the basic terms.

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  • 1. 
    This term refers to the one of several techniques of building pots using the only the hands and simple tools rather than the potters wheel. The term used for creating pottery using the potter's wheel is "throwing".
    • A. 

      Slip Trailing

    • B. 

      Handbuilding

    • C. 

      . Scoring

  • 2. 
    This refers to ceramic ware that has not been fired.
    • A. 

      Greenware

    • B. 

      Roll

    • C. 

      Molding

  • 3. 
    Clay mixed with water with a mayonnaise consistency. Used in casting and decoration.    Slip is the term used for clay in liquid form.
    • A. 

      Slip

    • B. 

      Plasticity

    • C. 

      Wedging

  • 4. 
    The temperature at which the clay body reaches the desired hardness or when a glaze fuses into the clay body.
    • A. 

      Slurry

    • B. 

      Firing

    • C. 

      Mature

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Cast

    • B. 

      Glaze

    • C. 

      Pottery

  • 6. 
    Is the process of applying slip in an applicator bottle to flow on design for a raised effect.
    • A. 

      Slip Trailing

    • B. 

      Coil pot

    • C. 

      Wedging

  • 7. 
    Any of various natural, oily or greasy heat-sensitive substances, including beeswax, ceresin, carnauba, tallow, paraffin, and micro-crystalline wax. Most waxes consist of hydrocarbons or esters of fatty acids that are insoluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents. Ozocerite or paraffin is a solid, plastic or liquid substance, a petroleum byproduct, used in coating paper, in crayons, and other products. Both natural and synthetic waxes are used in painting as binders, and as an important ingredient in candles and polishes. They are also important materials used for carving and modeling, generally over an armature, and in casting.
    • A. 

      Wax

    • B. 

      Glaze

    • C. 

      Plasticity

  • 8. 
    Is a fired finish consisting of a prepared mixture of frit that produces a glass-like surface when fired. Glaze - A thin coating of glass. An impervious silicate coating, which is developed in clay ware by the fusion under heat of inorganic materials.
    • A. 

      Glaze

    • B. 

      Smoldering

    • C. 

      Luster

  • 9. 
    Refers to the pliability of modeling clay. The quality of clay which allows it to be manipulated into different shapes without cracking or breaking.
    • A. 

      Coil pot

    • B. 

      Terra cotta

    • C. 

      Plasticity

  • 10. 
    A hard semifired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction. Ceramic wares made of this material.A brownish orange.
    • A. 

  • 11. 
      a machine used in the shaping of round ceramic wares.
    • A. 

      Wedging

    • B. 

      Kiln

    • C. 

      Wheel

  • 12. 
    Industrial oven: a specialized oven or furnace used for industrial processes such as firing clay for pottery or bricks and for drying materials such as hops or timber to dry
    • A. 

      Cast

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Kiln

  • 13. 
    Process of baking ceramics: the application of great heat to a ceramic object in a kiln, in order to harden it or to fix an applied substance such as a glaze
    • A. 

      Smoldering

    • B. 

      Firing

    • C. 

      Luster

  • 14. 
    A method of kneading clay to make it homogenous by cutting and rolling.
    • A. 

      Throwing

    • B. 

      Coil pot

    • C. 

      Wedging

  • 15. 
    To burn with little smoke and no flame.
    • A. 

      Smoldering

    • B. 

      Firing

    • C. 

      Cast

  • 16. 
     a mineral is the way its surface reflects light. Most terms used to describe luster are self-explanatory: metallic, earthy, waxy, greasy, vitreous (glassy), adamantine (or brilliant, as in a faceted diamond).
    • A. 

  • 17. 
    A dull or dead surface, often slightly roughened, as on metals, paint, paper, or glass.
    • A. 

      Roll

    • B. 

      Mat

    • C. 

      Coiling

  • 18. 
    Of ceramic clay) moist but not sufficiently so to be plastic
    • A. 

      Leather hard

    • B. 

      Slab construction

    • C. 

      Wheel

  • 19. 
    A thin mixture of a liquid, especially water, and any of several finely divided substances, such as cement, plaster of Paris, or clay particles.  
    • A. 

      Smooth

    • B. 

      Scoring

    • C. 

      Slurry

  • 20. 
    To make scratches or creases in pieces of clay to be joined together. It and applying slip to such roughened surfaces creates a bond that holds the pieces together. If slip acts as an adhesive, and scoring makes two pieces of clay like the opposite sides of a zipper, their combined action — a zipped zipper with hardened adhesive inside — should be permanent. See coil and slab construction.
    • A. 

      Hand building

    • B. 

      Slip

    • C. 

      Scoring

  • 21. 
    – to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a ball or a wheel.
    • A. 

      Roll

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Cast

  • 22. 
    Means making a pot from a piece of clay on a potter's wheel.
    • A. 

      Throwing

    • B. 

      Molding

    • C. 

      Slab construction

  • 23. 
    To wind on a flat surface into rings one around the other
    • A. 

      Scoring

    • B. 

      Slurry

    • C. 

      Coiling

  • 24. 
    To form (molten metal, or liquid plaster or plastic, for example) into a three-dimensional shape by pouring into a mold; or something formed by this means. Also, an impression formed in a mold or matrix.
    • A. 

      Cast

    • B. 

      Wax

    • C. 

      Slip

  • 25. 
    A quality of surface texture ----     is proposed for the texture obtained by rubbing a leather-hard surface with a hard, extremely smooth tool
    • A. 

      Glaze

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Wax

  • 26. 
    A pottery technique in which a form is built up by joining shapes cut from thick sheets of damp clay.
    • A. 

      Molding

    • B. 

      Slab construction

    • C. 

      Plasticity

  • 27. 
    A strip that adds variety and interest to a surface by creating areas of light and shadow, as in a frame. In architecture, any of various long, narrow, ornamental bands having a distinctive profile (plain or ornamented) which project or recede from the surface of a structure. Its purpose may be to break up a surface, to organize it, to accent it, or to decorate it. Brunelleschi (Italian, 1377-1446) used dark moldings along with pilasters and columns to divide and organize the flat white walls inside the Pazzi Chapel.
    • A. 

      Slurry

    • B. 

      Throwing

    • C. 

      Molding

  • 28. 
    A pot formed from a structure of coils or ropes of clay laid one on top of the other in a spiral
    • A. 

      Coil pot

    • B. 

      Terra cotta

    • C. 

      Slip Trailing

  • 29. 
    A machine used in the shaping of round ceramic wares.
    • A. 

      Wedging

    • B. 

      Wheel

    • C. 

      Luster

  • 30. 
    A pot formed from a structure of coils or ropes of clay laid one on top of the other in a spiral
    • A. 

      Coil pot

    • B. 

      Kiln

    • C. 

      Wheel