ceramic history The use of ceramics is ce ee Gr worldwide and dates as far back as 11th millenium B.C. Japan Early uses of ceramics were to: • Carry water • Store food and seeds • Cook food • Create urns and Egypt sculptures to bury in tombs Iran Turk & • Jewelry eyCheck it out:• http://ceramic-studio.net/ceramic-history• Art of Asia: Ceramics - Innovations in Clayat http://www.youtube.com/ m
ceramic vocabulary Kiln: Oven for baking clay Clay: Feldspar found in the ground, mixes with water that becomes kaolin=clay Cone: Temperature of kiln Pyrometric cone: Piece of clay in the kiln that is designed to melt when kiln reaches desired temperature.
ceramic vocabulary Greenware: Totally air dried clay, unfired Leatherware: Clay that is slightly rigid but is still workable Bisque: Clay that has been fired once
ceramic vocabularyPinch:Clay squeezedbetween fingersto form pot Slab:Coil: Clay rolled flatClay rolled intosnake-like pieces m
ceramic vocabulary Slip ScoreLiquid clay in the consistency Roughen upof heavy cream, used to surface of rawcreate a bond between clay so two claytwo pieces of clay pieces adhere to each other Glaze Liquid glass that is used to paint bisque pieces
ceramic vocabulary Scraiffito: Etch into clay to make design Underglaze: Glaze that stays where putOverglaze:Glaze over the pieceMatte glaze:Dull (not shiny) glaze Crystaltex: Glaze withGloss glaze: large piecesShiny glaze of glassTexture glaze:Glaze that looks like it has a textureStonewash glaze:Glaze that looks like stone
ceramic vocabulary Potter’s Wheel: Machine which spins clay as potter works to make a potClay gun:Clay extruderthat createsspaghetti likestrands of clay Turntable:Potter’s Tool toPallette: spin potsClay tool
Sculpture occupies realspace like we do...you walk around it andrelate to it almost asanother person oranother object. — Chuck Close