Advanced Ceramics

Course Description: 

The course is divided into two major areas:

   1.)Hand-building; and

   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. 

Semester/Project Outline: 

  Digital Photographic Documentation



Social Media Journal-

-Please post a picture once a week (due Tuesdays)

                                                of what you're working on.

-Please write a sentence or two about what you’re doing….

-Tag me (@sandburgartdepart)...

          ...and using the hashtag #madeatsandburg

-Also tag the school, the principal, the superintendant, and local newspapers, the mayor, state art groups.....ummmm everyone!  (@SandburgHS@jltyrrell8, @D230_Supt, @OPPrairie, @OrlandParkPatch, @VillageOrlandPk, @OPArtsAlliance, )

 Video Demonstrations:   part 1   part 2 


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Unit 1: 

Tea Set Project:

Unit 3: 

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. the Whichford Pottery gang...

The Potter’s Wheel:  ​

     Bowl Form- 

          video demonstration: part 1 

     Cylinder Form- 

          video demonstration: part 1 

Amy Konaszewski, "Heart Fountain"

                 -Independent Study

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

"Make ART everyday!" 

13300 S. LaGrange Ave. Orland Park, IL 60462

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