Course Outline and Schedule:
The course is divided into two major areas:
Hand-building includes the basic techniques necessary for the construction of pinch pot, coil pot, press mold pot, etc.; including a variety of decorative effects.
Throwing on the potter’s wheel includes both utilitarian forms, such as bowls, vases, teapots, etc., as well as sculptural forms.
Press Mold- Bowl
Students will use a preformed bowl as a mold to replicate the body of their bowl.
Students will design a "concept" for their bowl.
Students will include a "rim & foot" in the concept of their bowl.
The Potter's Wheel is a challenging tool to learn, but is gratifying and rewarding when given the time.
-Students will learn the formal steps of throwing on the potter's wheel.
-Students will learn to throw a cylinder and a bowl.
...watch the Whichford Pottery gang...
Process & Steps: ...for a bowl!
Step 1- Centering and Wheel wedging
Step 2- Preparing Bottom!....Bowl?
Step 3- Pulling Walls.
Step 4- Shaping.
Step 5- Trimming Excess.
Tea Set Project:
Students will design a Tea Set with multiple, cohesive parts.
Students will build their Tea Set from their plan using any and multiple methods of construction best determined for their project.
A teapot, two cups, and a tray.
Amy Konaszewski, "Heart Fountain"