One semester course in hand building where students will learn basic construction techniques and surface treatment. Pinch, coil and slab methods will be emphasized. Glazes and underglazes will be used to enhance the pieces. Sculptural work will also be explored. Individual instruction on the potter’s wheel will be available. Pieces are created in red and white clay.
Techniques discussed include:
Score and Slip
Finish all projects on time
Have a notebook for class notes
Study for tests
Participation in class discussions
PINCH POT AND VASE – White clay and underglazes
COILED LANTERN AND ABSTRACT PIECE – Red clay and liquid glazes
JEWELRY BOX – Red clay, imprints,
DECORATIVE PLATE – White clay, liquid or underglazes, imprints or add-ons
TILE OR MASK – Final project due on exam day
THROWN POTTERY – Ware created on the potter’s wheel.