The course is divided into two major areas:
2.)throwing on the potter’s wheel.
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.
Various glazing techniques are presented to the student as a means of finishing and decorating ceramic forms.
Craftsmanship, design quality, and sound construction, along with a familiarity of the tools and terminology is the central focus of the course.
Course/State Objections and Descriptions:
This Course is designed to provide a fundamental experience in ceramic design and provide an outlet for expression. A knowledge of three-dimensional design is important in the making of ceramic forms because it allows us to intensify our powers of perception (i.e., the visual and facile sense). Ceramics provides the student with a chance to invent and express original ideas through a highly tactile medium. Backed with historical to present day artists, the student is assured uniqueness by imposing his or her own order to the material. Our principle target is creative, conceptual problem-solving, achieved through an awareness and facility and knowledge of design.
...watch the Whichford Pottery gang...
Digital Photographic Documentation
Social Media Journal-
Please post a picture once a week of your working.
Please write a sentence or two about what you’re doing….
Tag me, and using the hashtag #madeatsandburg
Tweeter @SandburgArt BookFace@ SandburgArtDepartment
Insta@mccabeclay & @sandburgartdepart
The Social Media Journal is intended to create a student record of their adventures in art through pictures and text, and to create community awareness of the amazing things we’re creating here at Sandburg!
Video Demonstrations: part 1 part 2
“What glaze is?”:
Glaze is a clay blend, more similar to glass than clay, which is added to the surface of a (bisque fired) constructed form, fired in the kiln, and fused to the form.
Extra Vids: (the techinques below are more geared towards painting with UNderglazes!)
Amy Konaszewski, "Heart Fountain"