Every piece in the “Tabletop” exhibit starts with clay. If you look at the tags under “medium,” though, you’ll see a lot of more detailed terms.
Potters can use just a few words to say a lot about their process. But what’s the difference between earthenware and stoneware, or cone 6 and cone 10? Here’s a brief introduction to a few of the terms in this year’s “Tabletop” exhibit, open through this Monday, July 7.
Sources for this blog post: The Potter’s Dictionary by Frank and Janet Hamer and Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook by Glenn C. Nelson.