Course Outline and Schedule:
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.
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...
2. Bowl Form with trimmed foot
After our wheel intro week, students can choose which UNIT 2 track
they want to follow, the wheel above or choice below:
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.
Unit ? :
Students have already made a TEAPOT in Ceramics 1.
Students will now design a teapot by infusing animal characteristics into a teapot form.
TeaPot Lid Videos:
1. Collect LID Parts
2. How to Make Spouts
Amy Konaszewski, "Heart Fountain"