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Handbuilding Terms

Clay Alumina + Silica + Water
Coil A piece of clay rolled like a rope, used in making pottery.
Slab A flat or "pancake-like" piece of clay.
Kiln A device used in ceramics to fire or bake ceramic art work.
Addition Adding pieces of clay to a piece of artwork which requires scoring and slipping.
Subtraction Using tools to carve the clay and take it away from the form.
Bisque Fire Pottery which has been fired for the first time without glaze.
Glaze Fire firing for the second time after glaze has been applied.
Bone Dry Completely air dried, when the clay is at it's most fragile state.
Leather Hard The state of clay when a lot of moisture has been pulled fro the clay, but it is still soft enough to carve and attach other pieces of clay to it.
Created by: taylorwiens