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Course Outline and Schedule:

McCabe's

Course Description: 

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. 

Unit 1:

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. 

Press Mold Vase

Video Demonstrations:      Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Unit 2: 

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...

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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.

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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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Unit 3: 

Tea Set Project:

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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.

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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