When it comes to a ceramic piece, you can hear some pretty interesting vocabulary words that describe what it’s made of. Here are some of the words that I have heard over the years:
Bisque – this is clay that has been fired once, and it is an unglazed piece.
Terra Cotta – it is a brownish-orange earthenware clay body. It’s commonly used for ceramic sculpture or even architectural ornament. It’s an Italian word that means “baked earth”.
High Relief—it’s a strongly raised or even deeply carved pattern. This style of carving can get pretty detailed.
There are a lot of words that you will hear that describe what a ceramic piece is made of, or even a specific part of an item. What kinds of words have you heard?