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Tabby Tableau Tabouret
Tabs Tactile Taffeta
Talc Tapestry Tea Table
Technique Temper Tempera
Template Tenebroso Tenon
Terra Cotta Terra Sigillata Tertiary Color
Tesserae Tester Texture
Three-dimensional Throw or Throwing Thrumming
Tie-up Tin Enamel Tint
Tjanting Tonality Tone
Toner Tongue and Groove Tooling
Top Grain Torchier Torii Gate
Torque Trail Trailing
Translucency Translucent Transparent
Trapunto Treadles Trial Proofs
Trimming Triptych Trompe l'oeil
Truth to Materials Tsavorite Garnet Tufted
Turned Turning Turpentine
Tusche Twill Twistie
Two-dimensional Typography
Tabby Tableau Tabouret
See “plain weave.”
A vivid or striking scene, incidental or arranged.
A stool or small seat that can also be used as a stand.
Tabs Tactile Taffeta
A cold connection in which fingers or strips of metal are bent over an element to secure it in place.
A quality which refers to the sense of touch.
A fine plain-woven fabric that is smooth on both sides.
Talc Tapestry Tea Table
A soft, fine-grained mineral (hydrated magnesium silicate). Used to impart a soapy texture to dry mixtures. (ceramics) Hydrated magnesium silicate; a glaze ingredient but also used in whiteware bodies in place of clay; has clay- like properties but lacks real plasticity. Talc bodies were developed in ancient Egypt and then revived in the early 1900s on the West Coast for commercial low-temperature bodies; fast-firing, has low thermal shock, fires very white.
A type of weaving in which the crosswise yarns are manipulated freely to create patterned or pictorial effects.
A small portable table, frequently used in place of a coffee table. Table top often has raised edges resembling a tray and side pullouts for candles.
Technique Temper Tempera
An artist's skillful manipulation or application of materials. Also describes an entire process associated with a particular method, such as watercolor.
The course material added to a clay body to make it more porous, more resistant to thermal shock, less likely to warp. Also refers to the process of adding the material.
A paint made with pigments mixed with an albuminous or colloidal medium (as egg yolk) and water. Poster paint. Many commercially made paints identified as tempera are actually gouache.
Template Tenebroso Tenon
Essentially a stencil, templates are thin sheets of metal or plastic with cut out holes of various shapes and relatively progressive sizes. In the broadest sense, a template is a guiding standard or model. (ceramics) A pattern or cutting guide used to shape or cut clay.
Literally, “gloomy.” Refers to the technique of painting darkly so that figures are engulfed in shadow. Any illumination in such a composition usually comes from a single intense source, such as a candle or ray of light. Best exemplified by Rembrandt.
A projection on the end of a piece of wood made to fit into an opening (mortise), used for connecting two pieces of wood together.
Terra Cotta Terra Sigillata Tertiary Color
A term used to describe iron or rust-red colors. (ceramics) Low-fired ceramic ware that is often reddish and unglazed.
A thin coating of colored clay or clays applied like a glaze. A terra sigillata solution is composed of fine particles of decanted clay and water.
Six colors positioned between the primary and secondary colors on the color wheel.
Tesserae Tester Texture
Bit of colored glass, ceramic tile, or stone used in a mosaic.

Tester

A wooden frame for supporting draperies or a canopy at the top of a poster bed.
The actual feel (roughness or smoothness) of a surface. In art, texture may refer to the illusion of roughness or smoothness often achieved with contrasting patterns.
Three-dimensional Throw or Throwing Thrumming
Having height, width, and depth.
Forming of pottery by the action of the potter's fingers and hands against clay centered on the revolving platform of a potter's wheel.
The use of strings and thongs coated with polishing compound to polish hard to reach areas.
Tie-up Tin Enamel Tint
The connections between the shafts and the lamms and between the lamms and the treadles on a floor loom. Tie-up is also the process of making the connection for a particular weave structure.
An opaque glaze containing tin oxide, usually an earthenware; developed historically in Persia, middle Europe, Spain, and Italy; fired in oxidation to low or medium temperature.
A color or hue with white or water added.
Tjanting Tonality Tone
In the art of Batik, a tool used to apply wax.
The overall color effect in terms of hue and value. Often one dominating hue is employed in various shades and values.
To change the hue of a photographic image (negative or print) by chemical means. Toning increases the longevity of the image, adds color for aesthetic reasons and can correct a printing problem.
Toner Tongue and Groove Tooling
A chemical bath used to change the hue of prints.
Wood pieces that join on their edges, with a groove in one piece and a corresponding tongue on the other to interlock. Commonly used on cabinet doors.
General name given to several related techniques of working vegetable-tanned leather to create effects of low-relief: carving, stamping, embossing, etc.
Top Grain Torchier Torii Gate
The outer surface of the hide, still possessing the original grain surface; the hair side.
A floor lamp which casts light upward.
Indentifying symbol of the Shinto religion. The Torii gate in front of a Japanese shrine consists of two vertical pillars and a bar connecting the upper parts, signifying the separation of the material and sacred worlds.
Torque Trail Trailing
In the context of potter's wheels, the continuous rotation of the machine against the force of the thrower’s motions.
A thin line of colored glass, typically wound around a glass object in spiral.
A method of decorating with engobe or glaze squeezed out of a bulb from a small orifice or poured from a narrow lip.
Translucency Translucent Transparent
The ability to transmit diffused light.
A substance sufficiently transparent to allow light to pass through but not clear enough to reveal all form, line and color.
Clear, glasslike. Can be colored or colorless.
Trapunto Treadles Trial Proofs
Decorative quilting in which the design is outline stitched in two layers of fabric, then padded heavily between to form a high relief.
Foot pedals or levers that raise or lower the shafts on a floor loom.
The trial proofs are the most valuable proofs and do not form part of the edition. These proofs are used by the artist while he or she is conceptualizing the artwork and therefore show us the step by step how the print was created. The artist may have tried to see how the artwork would look with a different color combination or added to the composition and printed it to see how it would look. Then they may have made final modifications based on this before declaring the matrix finished. These prints are the most highly valued and sort after by collectors.
Trimming Triptych Trompe l'oeil
The method of paring away excess clay while the leather-hard form is rotating on the potter’s wheel.
A three-part work of art; especially a painting, meant for placement on an altar, with three panels that fold together.
A two-dimensional representation that is so naturalistic that it looks actual or real (three-dimensional.)  (Trick of the Eye) - A style of painting in which architectural details are rendered in extremely fine detail in order to create the illusion of tactile (tangible) and spatial qualities. This form of painting was first used by the Romans thousands of years ago in frescoes and murals. A French term meaning "deception of the eye." A painting or other work of two-dimensional art rendered in such a photographically realistic manner as to 'trick' the viewer into thinking it is three-dimensional reality.
Truth to Materials Tsavorite Garnet Tufted
The term truth to materials relates to 20th century #direct carving in which the sculptor responds to the nature of the block being carved as much as the subject. Changes in coloration and imperfections revealed whilst carving the block are incorporated as features in the finished sculpture. Since the sculpture doesn’t know in advance what imperfections will be revealed during the course of carving, a more flexible and fluid approach is required.
A medium to dark emerald green garnet, found in Kenya, Tanzania, and occasionally Pakistan.
A hand-tufted rug is made on a frame, rather than on a loom. Canvas is stretched over a steel frame, and the design outline is traced on to the cloth. The artist then uses a tool resembling an electric drill to shoot yarn into the tiny spaces in the weave of the cotton canvas. Once the design is completed, the rug is backed with latex, and removed from the frame for hand-trimming and final completion.
Turned Turning Turpentine
Wood or other materials shaped by tools while revolving around a fixed axis, usually a lathe. Cylindrical forms (dowels, rungs) and circular designs (bowls) are made in this way.
1. Trimming a piece in leather-hard condition on a wheel. 2. Term used for throwing in some cultures and in the southern United States.
A volatile solvent obtained from the sap of pine trees. Used to thin oil paints.
Tusche Twill Twistie
In lithography, a waxy liquid used to draw or paint images on a lithographic stone or plate.
A basic weave characterized by a diagonal effect. Reverse twills can form herringbone and diamond effects.
A decorative glass cane made of two or more colors twisted together.
Two-dimensional Typography
Having the dimensions of height and width only.
The art and technique of composing printed materials from type.

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