Course Outline and Schedule:
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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.
Stamp Making- Carved Initials
Students will plan, shape, and carve their initials into clay making a tool which they will USE sign their pottery.
Students will learn 3D softwares to design and produce an
object via 3D printers.
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.
-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!
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.
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!