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Course Description: 

      In Ceramics we learned a few techniques in forming and assembling clay.   Advanced Ceramics will build “ideas and concepts” onto those beginning lessons; students will be in charge of designing their projects and how they will create them.

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. 

Developing Content: 


Course Project Outline:


Unit 1:

Stamp Making3D Design

Students will learn 3D softwares to design and produce an

object via 3D printers.  

Project Videos: 

Good  extra vid:  TinkerCAD  Star


Unit 2:

Students have already made a TEAPOT in Ceramics 1. 

Students will now design a teapot by infusing animal characteristics into a teapot form.

TeaPot Rubric

Press Mold TeaPot BODY Videos:

4. TEA POT Assembly

TeaPot Lid Videos:

1. Collect LID Parts

2. How to Make Spouts


Unit 3:

Students will research & choose an artist who's style speaks to them and infuse that idea into a pottery design.

Students will choose a dynamic form to complement their artists style. 


Coil Mugs here

Unit 4:

Advanced Ceramics students will design a LAMP! 

-Students will draft a PLAN for their Lamp design. 

-Students will construct a Lamp.


Unit 4:

  Advanced Ceramics RAKU-   

Advanced Ceramics students will design their own project for this RAKU workshop. 

-Students will construct artworks using a specific RAKU clay body (High Grog) to make work for the RAKU firing process. 





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. the Whichford Pottery gang...

Process & Steps: ...for a cylinder

Step 1- Centering and Wheel wedging

Step 2- Preparing Bottom!....Cylinder!

Step 3- Pulling Walls. 


Step 4- Shaping. 


Step 5- Trimming Excess.


 2. Bowl Form with trimmed foot

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.

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After our wheel intro week, students can choose which UNIT 2 track
they want to follow,
the wheel above or choice below:

Choice Project- Pick 2! or come up with something....

Advanced Ceramics students will agree to 2 projects within a set time frame!

-Students will research and gather multiple ideas to discuss and choose from. 

-Students will draft a PLAN for their 2 designs. 


Artist Bio's-     

Ryan Michel-    vid1, vid2

Steven Hill-       vid1, vid2, vid3, vid4,     


Ayumi Horie-    vid1, vid2, vid3, vid4, vid5


Dick Lehman-    vid1, vid2, vid3,


Lorna Meadenvid1, vid2, vid3, vid4,

George Ohr-       vid1,

Justin Rothshankvid1, vid2, vid3

Brett Kern-       vid1vid2

Tim Kowalczyk- vid1

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