Clay Vocabulary Quiz Fundamentals Of Art

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  • 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. 

      Coil Building

    • C. 

      Pinching

    • D. 

      All of the above

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

      Slip

    • B. 

      Scoring

    • C. 

      Greenware

    • D. 

      Bisque

  • 3. 
    This refers to a method of joining two pieces of clay together.
    • A. 

      Hand Building

    • B. 

      Wax Resist

    • C. 

      Score and Slip

    • D. 

      Glue and Paste

  • 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, bone dry

    • D. 

      Fresh, stale, dry

  • 5. 
    This is a method of handbuilding 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. 

      Coil building

    • D. 

      Slumping

  • 6. 
    This is the technique of building ceramic forms by rolling out coils, or ropes, of clay and joining them together with the fingers or scoring and slipping.
    • A. 

      Coil building

    • B. 

      Wheel throwing

    • C. 

      Pinching

    • D. 

      Slab building

  • 7. 
    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. 

      Roasting

    • B. 

      Baking

    • C. 

      Firing

    • D. 

      Cooking

  • 8. 
    A glass-like surface coating for ceramics that is used to decorate and seal the pores of the fired clay.
    • A. 

      Slip

    • B. 

      Underglaze

    • C. 

      Glaze

    • D. 

      Majolica

  • 9. 
    Sgraffito comes from the Italian word meaning ____________, and is done by incising or cutting a design through a colored slip coating to reveal the clay body.
    • A. 

      Scraped through

    • B. 

      Scratched through

    • C. 

      Gouged out

    • D. 

      Scratch off

  • 10. 
    The term for ceramic ware that has not yet been fired.
    • A. 

      Raw ware

    • B. 

      Greenware

    • C. 

      Bisque ware

    • D. 

      Raku

  • 11. 
    The part of a pot that sits on the flat surface below the piece.  
  • 12. 
    The main part of a vase, which is also usually the largest part.
  • 13. 
    A knife specifically used to cut clay.
  • 14. 
    Oven used to bake clay
  • 15. 
    A brownish-orange earthenware clay body commonly used for ceramic sculpture.
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