Intro to Ceramics Crossword Puzzle

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  • glaze : a coating of glass that is fused to the surface of a clay body during firing
  • impressing : stamping into clay
  • kiln : a special furnace that reaches high temperatures used for firing clay
  • slip : clay-water mixture used to join pieces of clay
  • greenware : unfired pieces of clay
  • plasticity : the quality of clay that allows it to be shaped without tearing or breaking
  • combing : marking the surface of clay with uniform lines
  • ceramics : the art of making objects with clay
  • bone dry : clay that is dry enough to be fired
  • fire : to heat ceramic clays and glazes to maturity
  • pinching : technique used to shape clay by squeezing between the thumb and fingers
  • burnishing : polishing clay with a smooth stone
  • scoring : scratching the surface of a piece of clay in order to join it to another
  • wedging : technique used to force air bubbles out of clay.
  • incising : cutting or carving into clay