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Course Outline and Schedule:

McCabe's

    Welcome to my online clay place! If this looks chaotic.....welcome to my brain. 

        ....and sorry.

This page acts as something like a timeline, scroll down to see where we're at. 

Each box is a unit, due dates are in RED, projects are turned in to the Unit Archive.

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Thumbnail Sketching

Unit 2: 

Students will create a basic trophy form using a collection of pieces including pinch pot(s). 

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Unit 3:

Stamp Making- Carved Initials 

Students will plan, shape, and carve their initials into clay making a tool which they will USE sign their pottery.

Project Videos: 

Making the Body                      Carving the "Face"

CarvedStamp Archive

Students will learn 3D softwares to design and produce an

object via 3D printers.  

Project Videos: 

Good  extra vid:  TinkerCAD  Star

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Bonus! If you'd like...

Unit 4:

  TIKI RAKU-   

What goes better with RAKU than TIKI!?!  

-Students will construct artworks using a specific RAKU clay body (High Grog) to make work for the RAKU firing process. 

-Students will use subtractive & additive techniques in forming their work for this piece. 

      Other
Decorating
  Techniques...

Project Videos: 

How 2 use the Slab Roller

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Unit 5:

  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.

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Extra Vids: (the techinques below are more geared towards painting with UNderglazes!)

          Bubbles!     Rolling     Gallaxy      Ombre          

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Unit 6:

Unit 7:

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. 

Project Videos: 

Mr P’s Coil Project  Expectations!          @Jeff Pabotoy

*here’s his coil video.and one coil video.

Old Project Vids:  Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

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Unit 8: 

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Students will learn 3D softwares to design and produce an object via 3D printers.  

Click here to start designing!

     This is the link to the software we're using! 

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Unit 9:

  Face MUG!    

Students will learn how to break down the facial features into manageable, sculptable parts. 

Video Demonstrations:  1.  Eye Dents       2. Assembly         3. Nose!   

                                  4. Lips           5. Eyes          6.Ears        7. Extras

-with Pulled Handle

Students will learn how to use the slab roller, prep slabbed clay, and drape it around a cylinder form to take its shape. Students will then learn how to “pull” a handle and attach it to their cylinder body to make a mug form. We will also discuss alteration techniques such as “darting” to change the shape and take their mug to a new level!

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Darting

Video

Start: 2/22

Due:   3/12 

Can you Handle This?!

Handbuilt Handles

Pulled Off the Mug

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Unit 11:

Press Mold-   Vase/Bowl

Students will use a preformed bowl as a mold to form the two halves of their vase.  Before assembling the body of the vase, students will learn a faux version of wheel throwing by using the banding wheel to make the “foot” and “neck” of the vase.  After these parts are made, the body will be assembled and decorated.

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Assigned to watch: 3/15-18th

Video Demonstrations:      Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Clay Sources in the Chicagoland Area! 

In our studio, here at Sandburg, we use 

Standard Clay, white stoneware, #240, ^6

   We purchase our clay from: 

             Chicago Ceramics Supply

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! 

Other Local Resources:

The Center- Has many different art classes...including Ceramics!!

Masion Crafts- Various painting classes, including painting on bisqued ceramics...and I've heard they have a potter's wheel and offer studio time.....

Orland Park Arts Alliance- local art group supporting,connecting, and producing events for the south suburban community.