This page explains the different tools and materials that are common in a ceramic studio. Please browse the website and complete the worksheet that has been provided to you.
This work is 10 points and needs to be turned
into sub by the end of the class period.
KILN - A furnace or oven for burning, baking or drying, especially for firing pottery.
There are many different types of kilns, but we use Gas Kilns and Electric Kilns in our studio:
These are some other types of kilns:
POTTERY WHEEL- is a machine used in the shaping (known as throwing) of round ceramic ware.
We use two types of wheels in class:
LOW FIRE GLAZES- Fired to 1900 F. Fired in electric kilns and very bright. (Not used in class, except for special request AP students)
UNDERGLAZES- Vivid colors that can be mixed and applied to greenware. Clear glaze on top will make it shiny. Fired to any temperature (Used by Ceramic Studio and AP only)