Clay and Ceramics Crossword Puzzle

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  • bisque : a ceramic ware that has been fired once
  • bone dry : clay that has lost all the moisture and is no longer cool to the touch; while solid, it is very fragile!
  • flange : a clay ring that holds on the lid of a pot
  • plastic : soft and pliable
  • coil : a rope of clay; these are used for one type of building
  • glaze : a coating of glass that is fused to the surface of a ceramic piece
  • kiln : a furnace or chamber for firing ceramic products
  • leather hard : clay that is still moist, but is rigid and no longer plastic
  • scoring : scratching pieces of clay before joining them together
  • firing : heating pottery or clay to a temperature high enough to make it hard and durable
  • opaque : colors that are solid
  • translucent : colors that you can see through
  • pin tool : sharp metal tool used for drawing, scratching clay
  • loop tool : tool used for scooping out clay, and for hollowing out solid areas
  • rib tool : tool used for smoothing clay surfaces; can be made from metal, wood, plastic, rubber
  • earthenware : ceramic ware made of slightly porous opaque clay fired at low heat
  • ceramic : made from clay that has been shaped and hardened by heat
  • clay : a sedimentary material that is soft and pliable when wet and consists mainly of various silicates of aluminum