Ceramics Test

High School                                             Student Name  __________________________

  Level:  1a 1b 2a 2b

Art Department                                              date ___/____/_____      Per.___

Ceramics Test

Write the answer to the following questions on the numbered lines corresponding to each question:

  1. Pottery made uniquely with the hands is said to use what method?
  2. Pottery made by building snake-like rolls of clay one on top of the other is what kind of pottery?
  3. What kind of pottery uses thin sheets of clay, assembling the parts to make a project?
  4. Placing a slab of clay over a plaster form and pressing the clay into the form with a damp sponge uses what technique of making pottery?
  5. A spinning platform used to make symmetrical, round pottery uses which of the potter’s tools?
  6. What is the name of the furnace in which pottery is fired?
  7. Must pottery be absolutely dry before it can be fired?
  8. Name one of the main chemical ingredients that make up clay and glaze?
  9. Breathing this chemical in powder form can cause what illness?
  10. When assembling separate pieces of clay it is recommended to use _________ as potter’s glue.
  11. What is the term for the practice of not glazing the “foot” of our pottery?
  12. Which is hotter the bisque, first fire, or the glaze, second fire?
  13. What causes clay to become hard, vitreous, and impermeable to water?
  14. What is the name of the thin layer of specialized glass on the surface of pottery?
  15. What is the purpose of an abundance of water on the clay while using the potter’s wheel?

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