Ceramics

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.

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Techniques discussed include:

Wedging Clay                                                                                   

Score and Slip

Creating Texture

Imprints

Glazing

Firing

Throwing

REQUIREMENTS

Finish all projects on time

Have a notebook for class notes

Study for tests

Participation in class discussions

PROJECTS

PINCH POT AND VASE – White clay and underglazes

Completed

COILED LANTERN AND ABSTRACT PIECE – Red clay and liquid glazes

Completed

JEWELRY BOX – Red clay, imprints,

Completed

DECORATIVE PLATE – White clay, liquid or underglazes, imprints or add-ons

In Progress

TILE OR MASK – Final project due on exam day

THROWN POTTERY  – Ware created on the potter’s wheel.