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Study Guide Questions

1.     All pottery is made on a potter's wheel. True or false?
2.     People have been making pottery for _________________________________ of years.
3.     Ceramic pottery can have both _________________________________ and ___________________________________ applications.
4.     'Raku" is an an ancient art form that originated in what part of the world?
5.     The raku process begins with _______________________________________________.
6.     When they reach maturity, raku pieces are removed from the kiln while _________________________________________________________.
7.     When removed from the kiln, raku pieces are immersed in_______________________________________________________________________.
8.     What color is raku stained?
9.     In the raku process ____________________________________ are brought to the surface.
10.     What is recommended as a covering for the work table that you'll be using?
11.     How is the artist's paddle constructed?
12.     What two kitchen utensils are helpful when you're working with clay?
13.     A modified shoe horn is used for paddling _________________________________________.
14.     How can you make your own "probe"?
15.     You can create a bowl by shaping clay over the back of ______________________________________.
16.     What is used to glue clay pieces together?
17.     What is "slip"?
18.     How many stages of clay are there? What are they?
19.     What happens if pots are not completely dry before they're fired?
20.     Clay slabs are made by throwing clay down______________________________________________.
21.     Slab seams are blended by using __________________________________________.
22.     A twenty-five pound bag of plastic clay can be purchased for about how much money?
23.     What was the earliest way of making a pot?
24.     Begin to make a "pinch pot" by ______________________________________________________.
25.     A "pinch pot" should have a nice, even ________________________________________________.
26.     Build a "pinch pot" up in _____________________________________.
27.     Using a piece of fishing line, cut slabs that are approximately how thick?
28.     To make a cylindrical pot, what can be forced through the clay? Then roll the clay , with the __________________________________ on the inside.
29.     ______________________________ and ____________________________ the surface that connects the cylinder to its bottom.
30.     A kitchen box-grater can be used as a(n) _________________________________.
31.     What is the function of a "pouch pot"?
32.     Clay is receptive to any _______________________________________.
33.     What did Egyptians put between two flat stones in order to create a turnable work surface?
34.     Why does the artist roll newspaper around the cardboard tube?
35.     A "designer rock" is a(n) _________________________________________________, hollow form.
36.     A "designer rock" is created by joining two "_____________________________________."
37.     What must every "designer rock" have in it, somewhere?
38.     When making "coil pots," make sure that the coils do not ________________________________.
39.     Make coils so they are about what size?
40.     How many coils should you make before beginning to construct the pot?
41.     After making the preliminary coils, what should you do with them?
42.     You must blend the coils of a "coil pot." True or false?
43.     When creating pottery by using geometric slab construction, the clay should be "___________________________________________."
44.     A hole in the ground can serve as a kiln. True or false?
45.     How much fuel should surround every item in a pit kiln?
46.     Make sure that all of your fuels are __________________________.
47.     Which burns faster, sawdust or peat?
48.     Which generates more heat, sawdust or peat?
49.     The tighter the kiln is packed, the __________________________________________________.
50.     What can be used to ignite the kiln?
51.     With what did primitive man line his pots?
52.     Pots sprayed with lacquer are food safe. True or false?
53.     Stoneware must be fired at a(n) ___________________________________ temperature.
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