Welcome 2 Clay
Welcome to my online clay place!
This page acts as something like a timeline, scroll down to see where we're at.
Each box is a unit, projects are turned in to the Unit Archive.
Course Project Outline:
Students will learn 3D softwares to design and produce an
object via 3D printers.
Students will learn how to use the slab roller & prep slabbed clay.
Students will then learn how to “pull” a handle and attach it to their cylinder body to make a mug form.
Press Mold- Tea Pot
Students will use a "preformed bowl" as a mold to form the two halves of their TeaPot.
Students will Collect the many parts needed to then Assemble their TeaPot.
TeaPot Lid Videos:
1. Collect LID Parts
2. How to Make Spouts
Glazing- “What is glaze?”
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.
Coil Pot- Historic Form
After looking at examples of historical pottery, students will research & choose a dynamic form to use as inspiration and reference in building a Coil Pot.
Clay Sources in the Chicagoland Area!
In our studio, here at Sandburg, we use
We purchase our clay from:
This is my buddy Carl Mankert who does our equipment repair. He's a great resource for answering general clay questions, making connections to people and equipment, and generally knows everything!