DESIGNSPEAK: SCALE

Scale is the relative size of something as related to another element of known size.   The size of an object, or comparisons between a drawing size and the actual size of a piece.


DESIGNSPEAK: RAKU

The technique of rapidly firing low-temperature ceramic ware. Raku firings were used traditionally in Japan to make bowls for tea ceremonies

DESIGNSPEAK: NAP

A fabric with a texture or design that runs on one direction such as corduroy and velvet.

DESIGNSPEAK: MAJOLICA

An opaque glaze, usually white, with a glossy surface. Typically decorated with bright overglaze stains.

DESIGNSPEAK: INLAY

Decorative patterns created with pieces of different woods or other materials, which have been set into the surface of wood furniture.

DESIGNSPEAK: FENG SHUI

Literally translated as wind and water. An ancient Chinese scientific practice based on selecting the optimal placement, arrangement, and selection of objects and surfaces to encourage positive energy or chi.



DESIGNSPEAK: ETCHING

A printing method in which compound agents are used to deepen lines drawn onto a printing plate.

DESIGNSPEAK: CELADON

French name for a green, gray-green, blue-green, or gray glaze produced with a small percentage of iron as the colorant.

DESIGNSPEAK: BATIK

Originated in Indonesia, Batik is a method of applying dye to cloth that is covered, in part, with a dye-resistant, removable substance such as wax. After dyeing, the resist is removed, and the design appears in the original color against the newly colored background.