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PKQothW 40

  1. When doing _________________ decoration on bottles and closed forms, it is important to choose a clay type and thickness that will keep its shape.

    1. engobe

    2. incising

    3. impressed

    4. underglaze

  2. Agate, and agate paste are techniques that require the use of two or more colored clays. The ___________ technique requires slight wedging of the clays together. Whereas, the ___________ technique is more of an assembly of the clays, thus more controlled.

    1. Agate paste, agate

    2. Engobe, agate paste

    3. Agate, agate paste

    4. Agate, engobe

  3. ______________ overglazing is one technique used to overglaze pottery that has already been fired. Using solvents from ceramic suppliers, the oxides and solvent are mixed on a glass plate and then painted onto the glaze fired piece.

    1. Glue based

    2. Oil-based

    3. Lacquer based

    4. Rubber cement

  4. _________________ is a technique used to separate colors from each other on a piece, usually flat. It involves mixing manganese dioxide and a dry transparent glaze in a mortar and adding this black dust to turpentine with turpentine oil. This is then painted on to the piece before other colors are applied.

    1. Mishima

    2. Sgraffito

    3. Paper resist

    4. Cuerda Seca


This weeks Pottery Quiz of the Week questions come from: Ceramic Class: Decorating Techniques, Joaquin Chavarria,c. 1999, Watson Guptill Publications/New York


Note from Pres: This is the second book out of a series of four in this Ceramics Class. All of them are quite thin, and quite packed with information. Excellent resource for any library.

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I guess my time off let me clear the cobwebs, as this seems to be tougher for folks. Keep on trying, and while your at it . . . think things through as at least two questions almost answer themselves.




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