vendredi 13 mai 2011
Ceramics : a general term used to describe objects made from clay that are
irreversibly transformed by heat faience, stoneware, porcelain, etc.
Pottery : objects in fired earth, often used for cooking purposes, which may be totally or partially glazed.
“Taraïette” : small earthenware object made by ancient civilisations that were no longer able to throw large pieces (toys, miniature pots).
Biscuit : a ceramic object that has not been glazed, the name given to the object after it has been fired for the first time.
You will no doubt hear the potters refer to many other technical terms (enamel, raku, reduction, slip, chamotte, tournassage…). They will be happy to explain what they all mean, so do not hesitate to ask.