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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.

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Course Project Outline:

McCabe's

Unit 1:

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: 

Check this in for Credit

Part 1

Stamp Making3D Design

Part 2

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...

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Unit 2:

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. 

Project Video Demos:    

-Seamless Joint

Part 1: Collecting Parts 
          -Pulled Handles
         -making an easy handle
Part 2: Assembling! 
Part 3: Cleaning & Finishing

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Unit 3:

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 Rubric

Press Mold TeaPot BODY Videos:

4. TEA POT Assembly

TeaPot Lid Videos:

1. Collect LID Parts

2. How to Make Spouts

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Unit 4: 

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 5:

  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...

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Unit 6:

  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      Splatter!    

Unit 7:

  Face MUG!    

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

Project Videos: 

1. Parts & Dents      2. Assembly         3. Nose!   

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

Unit 8:

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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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. 

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