Tools
Glazing and Color
History and Now
2D to 3D
Vocabulary

100

What is a needle point tool?

A long tool with a metal handle and a long needle tip at the end

100

What are the three primary colors? 

You all better know this, red, blue, and yellow

100

What does trompe-l’œil mean?

Trompe-l’œil, translating literally from French as to deceive or trick the eye

100

What is slip? 

A mixture of clay and water, acts as a glue

100

Give an example of a color scheme

Complementary

Monochromatic

Analogous 

Etc. 

200

What is a rib?

Typically a wooden or rubber tool used to smooth clay

200

Who developed the first color wheel? 

Sir Issac Newton 

200

What is the oldest pottery?

In the Xianrendong cave in China, fragments of pots dated to 18,000-17,000 BCE have been found.

200

What is a sketch?

A 2D version of an idea, typically using pencil and paper

200

What is hand building?

Using your hands to build a sculpture in clay

300

What is a scraper and how is it used?

A scraper is a thin metal tool used to smooth clay, or scrape it off of the table

300

What does the color red make you think of or feel?

Passion, love, anger, and danger



300

How old is the oldest known ceramic artifact? 

The oldest known ceramic artifact is dated as early as 28,000 BCE.

300

Why do we have to draw in ceramics class?

To understand how something might look before it is actually made, to get a better understanding of the 3 dimensional world, and to practice before we make a final project, etc. 

300

Give an example of a recycled tool and what its use could be in ceramics. (Hint this is also on the test)

An opinion question, have a good answer and a good reason for what it's use is. 

400

What are the two different kinds of sponges?

Natural and synthetic 

400

Why is color psychology important? 

We can use these psychological triggers to influence how we want the viewer to perceive your object.

400

What type of clay do we use in class?

Earthenware clay

400

So far, what has been your favorite sketch of the day, and why?

This is straight up an opinion question, but have a good reason for why, my dears. 

400

What does it mean to slip and score?

Score- rough up the surface of the clay

Slip- glue that holds two pieces of clay together

500

Why are tools important? 

They allow us to create and shape the clay in ways our hands cannot. 

500

Why are only the three primary colors, black, and white necessary in color mixing? 

Those 5 colors mix almost every visible color 

500

Who was your favorite ceramic artist and why? 

Christopher David White- trompe-l’œil figures

Lei Xue- aesthetic and juxtaposition of cans

Anna Barlow- food sculptures

500

Sculpture and ceramics begin with an idea. Why is important to begin with a sketch? (hint on test) 

You must plan before you can make a finished project. It is also important to understand how an object might potentially look before it can be made 3 dimensionally. (Other answers along these lines will be accepted)

500

What do you like most about ceramics? 

An opinion question! Wow, its almost like I want you to have solid opinions about things because its almost like its an important part of being an individual living in the world today.