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.
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)