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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.
     decorative/ functional
4.     'Raku" is an an ancient art form that originated in what part of the world?
     in the Orient
5.     The raku process begins with _______________________________________________.
     firing the pots
6.     When they reach maturity, raku pieces are removed from the kiln while _________________________________________________________.
     still glowing red
7.     When removed from the kiln, raku pieces are immersed in_______________________________________________________________________.
     a combustible material, such as sawdust, straw, or leaves
8.     What color is raku stained?
9.     In the raku process ____________________________________ are brought to the surface.
     metallic oxides
10.     What is recommended as a covering for the work table that you'll be using?
     canvas ( Other fabric or newspaper will also work.)
11.     How is the artist's paddle constructed?
     It's a piece of wood with burlap attached to one end, and canvas on the other.
12.     What two kitchen utensils are helpful when you're working with clay?
      a cheese slicer and a pizza cutter
13.     A modified shoe horn is used for paddling _________________________________________.
     curved surfaces
14.     How can you make your own "probe"?
     Tape a paper clip onto the end of a pencil.
15.     You can create a bowl by shaping clay over the back of ______________________________________.
     a plaster-of-Paris bowl form
16.     What is used to glue clay pieces together?
17.     What is "slip"?
     clay and water, mixed together
18.     How many stages of clay are there? What are they?
     four/ slip; plastic clay; leather hard; bone dry
19.     What happens if pots are not completely dry before they're fired?
     They'll explode in the kiln.
20.     Clay slabs are made by throwing clay down______________________________________________.
     at an angle
21.     Slab seams are blended by using __________________________________________.
     a paddle
22.     A twenty-five pound bag of plastic clay can be purchased for about how much money?
     six or seven dollars
23.     What was the earliest way of making a pot?
     the "pinch pot" method
24.     Begin to make a "pinch pot" by ______________________________________________________.
     sticking your thumb into the middle of a ball of clay and pinching
25.     A "pinch pot" should have a nice, even ________________________________________________.
     wall thickness
26.     Build a "pinch pot" up in _____________________________________.
27.     Using a piece of fishing line, cut slabs that are approximately how thick?
     a quarter of an inch
28.     To make a cylindrical pot, what can be forced through the clay? Then roll the clay , with the __________________________________ on the inside.
     a dowel rod/ dowel rod
29.     ______________________________ and ____________________________ the surface that connects the cylinder to its bottom.
     Crosshatch/ slip
30.     A kitchen box-grater can be used as a(n) _________________________________.
31.     What is the function of a "pouch pot"?
     to hang on the wall and hold small objects
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?
     The newspaper works as a "mold release."
35.     A "designer rock" is a(n) _________________________________________________, hollow form.
     completely closed
36.     A "designer rock" is created by joining two "_____________________________________."
     pinch pots
37.     What must every "designer rock" have in it, somewhere?
     a hole
38.     When making "coil pots," make sure that the coils do not ________________________________.
39.     Make coils so they are about what size?
     about the size of your index finger
40.     How many coils should you make before beginning to construct the pot?
     fifteen to twenty coils
41.     After making the preliminary coils, what should you do with them?
     Wrap them in plastic so they won't dry out.
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 "___________________________________________."
     leather hard
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?
     four to six inches
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 __________________________________________________.
     more slowly it will burn
50.     What can be used to ignite the kiln?
     charcoal lighter fluid or leaves and twigs
51.     With what did primitive man line his pots?
     with bee's wax
52.     Pots sprayed with lacquer are food safe. True or false?
53.     Stoneware must be fired at a(n) ___________________________________ temperature.
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