Pottery Glossary Q - S
Raku is a type of low-fire pottery which often uses out-of-kiln reduction techniques.
Ramp is a term used in pottery to describe the degree of temperature gain or loss during an hour's time.
Reduction atmospheres are used in pottery to effect the development of both glazes and clay bodies.
Some things just don't seem to ever melt, even when a kiln is very hot. These are refractory materials, which are used in clay bodies and glazes.
Saggers are containers used during firing pottery.
What it means to score a pot or piece of clay.
S-cracks in pottery refers to a problem which can occur as a pot dries.
Screen and Screening
Screens are used to sieve clay and ceramic materials. Screen size can be very important.
A setting slab is used to keep glazed ware from contact with kiln shelves.
Sgraffito is a technique that merges the use of slips with incising.
Silica is one of the three main ingredients of clays and glaze materials.
Single-firing pottery is the process of going from greenware to glazed finished pot in one firing cycle.
When heated to a high enough temperature, clay sinters and becomes a ceramic material.
The process of wetting dried, unfired clay.
The term "slip" as used in pottery.
Definition of slip casting as used in pottery. Slip casting is one method of producing multiple, identical ceramic forms.
What the term "slurry" means to potters.
The term "soak" in pottery refers to a period of time at which a kiln is kept steady at a certain temperature.
To sprig is to decorate a clay piece by attaching small clay articles to it.
What is the stack and stacking in ceramics.
The pottery term, stilts, refers to a type of kiln furniture used to keep glazed surfaces off kiln shelves.
Studio Pottery (and Other Crafts)
What is studio pottery? How is it distinguished from other types of pottery?