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Hammertone Finish Hand Hand-built
Hand Colored Print Hand-forging Handcraft or Handicraft
Hand-pulled Hand-screened Hand-tint
Haniwa Hard Paste Hard-edge Painting
Harmony Harness Hatching
Heat Transfer Heddle Hellenistic Art
Henna Hessonite Garnet Hierarchic Proportion
High Key High Relief Highlighting
Hit and Miss Hollow Casting Hollow Ware
Holtzapffel Lathe Horizon Line Hors de Comerce (H/C)
Horsehair Pottery Hot Glass Hue
Humanism Hutch Hypersensitization
Hammertone Finish Hand Hand-built
A paint finish that makes a surface look like it was textured with a ball-peen hammer.
The touch or feel of a fabric.
(ceramics) Assembled by hand. Finished object may include wheel-thrown, cast, coiled and/or slab elements.
Hand Colored Print Hand-forging Handcraft or Handicraft
This is a black and white print that has been individually colored by an artist using high quality watercolor paints. The artist uses layers of paint to bring depth and vibrancy to the colors. Our selection of hand colored prints are painted using traditional techniques that give each piece a rich, higher quality look usually associated with original art.
A process of heating and hammering metal into a desired form.
Also known as craftwork or simply craft, is a type of work where useful and decorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools. Usually the term is applied to traditional means of making goods.Usually, what distinguishes the term handicraft from the frequently used category Arts and Crafts is a matter of intent: handicrafted items are intended to be used, worn, et cetera, having a purpose beyond simple decoration. Handicrafts are generally considered more traditional work, created as a necessary part of daily life, while "Arts and Crafts" implies more of a hobby pursuit and a demonstration/perfection of a creative technique. In practical terms, the categories have a great deal of overlap.
Hand-pulled Hand-screened Hand-tint
A print that has been manually lifted from the printing plate.
(fiber) Stencil-printed cloth to which one or more colors are applied by hand through stretched, fine-meshed screens of silk or organdy. The mesh is blocked where color is not wanted.
To hand-color a photograph.
Haniwa Hard Paste Hard-edge Painting
Japanese ceramics of the first few centuries of the Christian era, characterized by simple warrior and horse images.
A hard, white, translucent clay body fired to cone 12 or above; a true porcelain.
A term first used in the 1950s to distinguish styles of painting in which shapes are precisely defined by sharp edges, in contrast to the usually blurred or soft edges in Abstract Expressionist paintings. A recent innovation that originated in New York and was adopted by certain contemporary painters. Forms are depicted with precise, geometric lines and edges.
Harmony Harness Hatching
The unity of all the visual elements of a composition achieved by repetition of the same characteristics.
A set of shafts that performs a given function on a loom.
A technique of modeling, indicating tone and suggesting light and shade in drawing or tempera painting, using closely set parallel lines. A technique used in drawing and linear forms of printmaking, in which lines are placed in parallel series to darken the value of an area. Cross-hatching is drawing one set of hatchings over another in a different direction so that the lines cross.
Heat Transfer Heddle Hellenistic Art
Refers to the technique of printing fabric by transferring a design from specially prepared paper to fabric by means of heat and pressure.
A wire or string cord with an eye at the center. One or more warp yarns are threaded through each heddle to control the systematic separation of the warp and create a shed.
Hellenistic Style of the last of three phases of ancient Greek art (300-100 B.C.), characterized by emotion, drama, and the interaction of sculptural forms with the surrounding space.
Henna Hessonite Garnet Hierarchic Proportion
A vegetable dye derived from the stems and leaves of the henna plant.
A garnet ranging in color from yellow to reddish-brown.
Use of unnatural proportion to show the relative importance of figures.
High Key High Relief Highlighting
Exclusive use of pale or light values within a given area or surface.
A strongly raised or deeply carved pattern.
A color-removal technique used in furniture finishing that is used to highlight natural grain characteristics.
Hit and Miss Hollow Casting Hollow Ware
The woven pattern resulting from randomly sewing strips together.
Pouring liquid clay slip into a hollow plaster mold to create a shell of a specific shape.
A trade term for hollow dinnerware forms. Vessels, such as bowls or pitchers.
Holtzapffel Lathe Horizon Line Hors de Comerce (H/C)
A traditional woodturning machine with carving attachments powered by the lathe rather than by hand; used for ornamental or decorative work.
In linear perspective, the implied or actual line or edge placed on a two- dimensional surface to represent the place in nature where the sky meets the horizontal land or water plane. The horizon line matches the eye level on a two-dimensional surface. Lines or edges parallel to the ground plane and moving away from the viewer appear to converge at vanishing points on the horizon line.
Occasionally you can come across prints marked with H/C. This stands for Hors de Comerce, or Not for Sale. These are prints made extra to the edition and the artist's proofs that the artist intended to give away as presents or simply not for sale. Given the fact that there are very few of these, over time and especially if the artist becomes famous, the Hors de Comerce prints have a higher commercial and collectors value than those within the numbered edition. (Before commerce) traditionally were the sculpture/graphics pulled with the regular edition, but were marked by the artist for business use only. These pieces were used for entering exhibitions and competitions, but today, these they generally are allowed into distribution through regular channels.
Horsehair Pottery Hot Glass Hue
Pottery made from a white stoneware clay that has been bisque fired to a lower than usual temperature, leaving the fired clay body quite porous, enabling it to absorb the carbon from burning hair. Individual strands of horsehair, preferably from the tail, are laid against the hot surface. An ash forms and a small deposit of carbon and smoke is absorbed into the clay surface, leaving a permanent trace of the horsehair.
Glass worked in its molten state directly from the furnace, usually in three dimensions. The term is used in contrast to stained glass, which is usually flat-worked cold.
The perceived color of an object, identified by a common name such as red, orange, blue. The pure state of any color. Any color of the spectrum, such as blue and green, is called a hue. That property of a color identifying a specific, named wavelength of light such as green, red, violet, and so on.
Humanism Hutch Hypersensitization
A cultural and intellectual movement during the Renaissance, following the rediscovery of the art and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. A philosophy or attitude concerned with the interests, achievements, and capabilities of human beings rather than with the abstract concepts and problems of theology or science.
A chest or cabinet with doors, usually on legs. Usually, the upper part will feature open shelves and the bottom will be a cabinet enclosed with two doors.
A process for increasing the speed of a photosensitive material between manufacture and image exposure by chemical or physical treatment such as uniform exposure to weak light, treatment with mercury vapor, or bathing in solutions of organic acids, hydrogen peroxide, etc.

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