1. accommodate |əˈkäməˌdāt|
verb [ with obj. ]
1 (of physical space, esp. a building) provide lodging or sufficient space for: the cabins accommodate up to 6 people.
2 fit in with the wishes or needs of: any language must accommodate new concepts.
• [ no obj. ] (accommodate to) adapt to: making consumers accommodate to the realities of today's marketplace.
1 [ with obj. ] light up: a flash of lightning illuminated the house | figurative : his face was illuminated by a smile.
• decorate (a building or structure) with lights for a special occasion.
2 (often as adj. illuminated) decorate (a page or initial letter in a manuscript) with gold, silver, or colored designs.
3 (usu. as adj. illuminating) help to clarify or explain (a subject or matter): a most illuminating discussion.
3. fettle |ˈfetl|
condition: the aircraft remains in fine fettle .
verb [ with obj. ]
trim or clean the rough edges of (a metal casting or a piece of pottery) before firing.
• N. English make or repair (something): the familiar sounds of bikes being prepped and fettled.
4. chortle |ˈCHôrtl|
verb [ no obj. ]
laugh in a breathy, gleeful way; chuckle: he chortled at his own pun.
a breathy, gleeful laugh: Thomas gave a chortle.
5. plasticity |plaˈstisitē|
the quality of being easily shaped or molded.
• Biology the adaptability of an organism to changes in its environment or differences between its various habitats.
6. alter ego |ˈˌɔltə ˈriɡoʊ|
noun ( pl. alter egos )
a person's secondary or alternative personality.
• an intimate and trusted friend.
ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: Latin, ‘other self.’
A method of applying a covering material such as wax to bisque or glazed ware, then coating the piece with glaze or secondary glaze. The resist material will not accept the glaze so that on firing, the colors of the covered area will remain in tact.
Formalism may refer to:
Formalism (art), that a work's artistic value is entirely determined by its form
9. mosaic |mōˈzā-ik|
1 a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass: the mosaic shows the baptism of Christ | the walls and vaults are decorated by marble and mosaic | [ as modifier ] : a mosaic floor.
• a colorful and variegated pattern: the bird's plumage was a mosaic of slate-gray, blue, and brown.
• a combination of diverse elements forming a more or less coherent whole: an incompetently constructed mosaic of competing interests.
1. organic |ôrˈganik|
of, relating to, or derived from living matter: organic soils.
2. in the round: sculpture created to be viewed by all sides
3. Arch: verb
1 [ no obj. ] have the curved shape of an arch: a beautiful bridge that arched over a canal.
• form or cause to form the curved shape of an arch
4. sgraffito |zgräˈfētō, skrä-|
noun ( pl. sgraffiti |-tē| )
a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color, typically done in plaster or stucco on walls, or in slip on ceramics before firing.
5. Mishima: a clay body is incised and slip is rubbed or pressed into the incisions. This is an inlay technique.
6. resist |riˈzist|noun
a resistant substance applied as a coating to protect a surface during some process, for example to prevent dye or glaze adhering.
7. slip trailing: Slip is poured onto the surface, creating a thin line, using a dispenser such as a glue bottle.
lipis applied to the clay body while the clay is still moist. After the clay andslip sit for some time, the surface is incised using a tool. This removes slipfrom the treated areas, revealing the clay underneath.