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Week 25


      1. _______________ additions that may be added in the raw stage are used to enhance the surface of the clay. The materials burn out completely or leave just a trace of ash, leaving a pitted surface over which color may be applied.

        1. Incombustible

        2. Only organic

        3. Combustible

        4. Metallic

      2. Crawled Glazes, Volcanic Glazes, and Crackle glazes are all examples of ____________glazes.

        1. Reduction

        2. Oxidation

        3. low-temperature

        4. Textured

      3. It is said that potters are either mud or fire people. There can be no better way to understand the action of fire on clay thatn to participate in smoke or raku firing. These techniques and others are known as _______________ firing techniques.

        1. Oxidation

        2. Alternative

        3. Reduction

        4. sophisticated

      4. This technique, using a fuel burning kiln and a smokey cooling atmosphere, places a thin metallic film on the pottery. It was perfected by Persian potters and later carried to Spain, from whence it spread to other parts of Europe. It is known as ________________________ firing.

        1. luster reduction

        2. reduction

        3. luster oxidation

        4. crystalline glaze



This weeks questions come from The potters guide to ceramic surfaces, by Jo Connell, c. 2002, Krause Publications.


Note from Pres: This book has a superb explanation of many techniques for developing surfaces. It is well organized and quite factual with lots of visual explanations.


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