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Study Guide Answers

1.     Which part of the lump of clay is centered first, when working on the potter's wheel?
     the top of the lump of clay
2.     Robert Maxwell likes to use his hands as what?
     as one tool
3.     Why must water be put on the clay continuously?
     to keep it lubricated
4.     If you work too fast, the clay will start to _______________________________.
      oscillate
5.     What tool can help you to remove water from inside the clay cylinder?
     a sponge attached to a stick
6.     What must you do with an oscillated rim?
     Trim it off with a needle tool.
7.     What can be made from leftover clay, after the animal shapes have been designed?
     legs and tails
8.     When beginning to work on the trim, take ________________________ pieces of clay and roll them into sausage-like cylinders. These will hold a vase or coffee can on the wheel.
     four
9.     Where should you place a doughnut-shaped slab of clay?
     on top of the vase or coffee can that's on the potter's wheel
10.     First, contour the [bottom/ top] of the animal sculpture's body.
     bottom
11.     Tap your clay gently, where the [top/ bottom] of your sculpture is going to be.
     bottom
12.     Flatten both sides of the animal sculpture with an________________________________.
     wooden paddle
13.     Define the eyes with a(n) ________________________________________.
     wooden dowel
14.     The iris of the eye is created with _______________________________________________.
     the blunt end of a paint brush handle
15.     Whenever you attach one piece of clay to another, what should you do?
     Give the surfaces texture by scoring them, wet the clay with water, and apply slip.
16.     If the tail that you're going to apply is thick. what must you do?
     Scoop some clay from the end of the tail, and then make a hole in the animal, where you are going to attach the tail.
17.     When is a good time to apply texture to an animal?
     when the horns, eyes, and ears are finished
18.     How is "golf-ball texture" created?
     with the rounded end of a paint brush
19.     How is "armadillo texture" created?
     Create lines across the body in one direction, and then pull perpendicular lines through them.
20.     Prepare the four legs [one at a time/ all at one time].
     all at one time
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