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Pottery Knowledge Quiz Of The Week (Pkqw): Week 10

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Week 10

 

  1. Wide open bowls should be thrown _______________ in order to control the movement of the clay.

    1. quickly

    2. slowly

    3. thinly

    4. wetly

  2. Pottery making falls into three categories: hand-making techniques, wheel techniques, and _____________________________________.

    1. 3-D printing techniques

    2. Swaging techniques

    3. Jiggering techniques

    4. machine poduction or reproduction by mold making techniques.

  3. English Wedgewood is a famous example of _________________ used to decorate clay using slip as an adhesive.

    1. Mishima

    2. Inlay

    3. Sgraffito

    4. Sprigging

  4. A sense of and a feeling for _________________________is an essential hallmark of all good pottery.

    1. Light and shadow

    2. color and value

    3. shape and form

    4. mass and weight

 

This weeks questions come from text in The Potters Manual, Kenneth Clark, c. 1983, Chartwell Books Inc.

Note from Pres: Another highly recommended textbook that is especially astute in areas of weaving clay, decorating clay and throwing a wide variety of forms.

 

Answers:

  1. 2. Slowly. . . .First center the day and insert a thumb inside the shape to determine the inside curve of the bowl. The thumb and fingers areused to squeeze the clay firmly into the required basic form of the bowl. Wide open bowls

    should be thrown slowly in order to control the movement of the clay.

  2. 4. machine production or reproduction by mold making techniques.. . . Pottery making falls into three categories: hand-making techniques, wheel techniques (a combination of the hand and machine methods), and machine production or

    reproduction by mold-making techniques.

  3. 4. Sprigging. . . This technique has been used in one form or another throughout the history of ceramics - the most famous example being blue and white English Wedgwood. It is the applying of relief-molded, decorative forms onto a clay object, using slip as an adhesive. The method consists of carving the design into a hard or soft material and taking a clay impression, from which the relief image is produced. This is then applied to the surface of the leather-hard ceramic article with a thin adhesion of slip (if too much is used the sprig will lift off).

  4. 3. shape and form. . . A sense of and feeling for shape and form is an essential hallmark of all good pottery.

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1,4,4,3,
 
However, question #1 really depends on the meaning of quickly and slowly, which would have come from the context of the paragraphs in the text.  I assume that the author is talking about the amount of time involved in opening and shaping steps, not how fast the wheel is turning.

 

Never heard of the text.

 

LT

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I think 1 is 2, 2 is 4, 3 is 4, and 4 is 3 (but I probably could make an argument for 4 being 1,2,3,and 4). Anyway, that totals 13---so the answer is 13. But I got the percentage wrong for Old Lady's question, so this might not be correct.

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OK, I'll have a go then....

 

  1. Wide open bowls should be thrown  - nope, can't throw so, no idea...
          slowly

     

  2. Pottery making falls into three categories: hand-making techniques, wheel techniques, and _____________________________________.

          machine production or reproduction by mold making techniques.

     
  3. English Wedgewood is a famous example of _________________ used to decorate clay using slip as an adhesive.

       Sprigging

     
  4. A sense of and a feeling for _________________________is an essential hallmark of all good pottery.

         shape and form

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