Quiz On Ceramics Terms! Trivia Questions

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Quiz On Ceramics Terms! Trivia Questions

A ceramic is a solid material comprising an inorganic compound of metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bond it. The modern ceramic materials, which are classified as advanced ceramics, include silicon carbide and tungsten carbide. Take up this Ceramics Terms Quiz and refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Unlike the technique creating pottery on the potter's wheel, this method of building pots involves using only the hands and simple tools.
    • A. 

      Slab construction

    • B. 

      Handbuilding

    • C. 

      Pinching

  • 2. 
    This form of clay acts as a "glue" to connect pieces of pottery together while hand-building. 
    • A. 

      Slip

    • B. 

      Scoring

    • C. 

      Greenware

  • 3. 
    This term (2 words) refers to a method of joining two pieces of clay together.
    • A. 

      Hand Building

    • B. 

      Wax Resist

    • C. 

      Score and Slip

  • 4. 
    When speaking of clay, we refer to three basic stages of dryness. They are:
    • A. 

      Greenware, Bisque, Leather Hard

    • B. 

      Slip, Greenware, Bisque

    • C. 

      Wet, Leather Hard and Bone Dry.

  • 5. 
    This is a method of hand-building in which the clay is shaped by inserting the thumb of one hand into the clay and lightly pinching with the thumb and fingers while slowly rotating the ball in the palm of the other hand.
    • A. 

      Slab building

    • B. 

      Pinching

    • C. 

      Throwing on the wheel

  • 6. 
    In this technique, flat slabs of clay are pressed into molds in order to create various shapes or forms.
    • A. 

      Molding

    • B. 

      Pinching

    • C. 

      Coiling

  • 7. 
    This is the technique of building ceramic forms by rolling out coils, or ropes, of clay and joining them together with the fingers or a tool.
    • A. 

      Coiling

    • B. 

      Throwing

    • C. 

      Pinching

  • 8. 
    This is the technique of pressing forms into the clay to get decorative effects.
    • A. 

      Sgraffito

    • B. 

      Applique

    • C. 

      Stamping

  • 9. 
    This is the form of enhancing pottery constructions by using the score and slip technique to add decorative pieces of clay to the surface of the work.
    • A. 

      Applique

    • B. 

      Scoring and slipping

    • C. 

      Stamping

  • 10. 
    This is the method of creating designs in the clay with a needle tool to decorate a piece of pottery in progress.
    • A. 

      Pinching

    • B. 

      Incising

    • C. 

      Sgraffito

  • 11. 
    This method of creating designs by folding different colored clays together into "rods", then slicing them as if you were slicing rolled cookies, is also used to create glass beads. The term (2 words) is Italian for "a million flowers."
    • A. 

      Majolica

    • B. 

      Sgraffito

    • C. 

      Mille Fiore

  • 12. 
    This is the process of heating the pottery to a specific temperature in order to bring about a particular change in the clay or the surface.
    • A. 

      Firing

    • B. 

      Baking

    • C. 

      Cooking

  • 13. 
    A glass-like surface coating for ceramics that are used to decorate and seal the pores of the fired clay.
    • A. 

      Underglaze

    • B. 

      Glaze

    • C. 

      Slip

  • 14. 
    A method of firing pottery that takes a ceramic piece from its raw state to bisque ware in 45 minutes to an hour rather than 8-18 hours.
    • A. 

      Reduction

    • B. 

      Oxidation

    • C. 

      Raku

  • 15. 
    The type of kiln firing is done in our electric kiln.
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Raku

  • 16. 
    The term for ceramic ware that has not yet been fired.
    • A. 

      Raku

    • B. 

      Greenware

    • C. 

      Bisque ware

  • 17. 
    The part of a pot that sits on the flat surface below the piece.
    • A. 

      Body

    • B. 

      Foot

    • C. 

      Bottom

  • 18. 
    The main part of a vase, which is also usually the largest part.
    • A. 

      Neck

    • B. 

      Mouth

    • C. 

      Body