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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.


Unit 1: 

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! 


Course Project Outline:


Unit 2:

Stamp Making3D Design

Part 1

Students will learn 3D softwares to design and produce an

object via 3D printers.  

Project Videos: 

Good  extra vid:  TinkerCAD  Star


Bonus! If you'd like...


Stamp Making- Carved Initials 

Part 2

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"

Unit 3:

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. 


Unit 4:

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


TeaPot Lid Videos:

2. ASSEMBLE Flange Lid

Didn't make these yet....
   *See worksheet! 

Other Info/Inspo!

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.


Unit 6:

 "RAKU Lantern"   

-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. 


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. 


Unit 8:

  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

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!!

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