Students in Ceramics will learn the basics of hand-building as well as learning all about the physical properties of creating vessel forms with clay. Students will learn techniques with pinch, coil and slab in this semester class. Form and design will be emphasized and students will learn the entire process of creating a ceramic from workable plastic clay to a finished-fired glazed piece.
Projects and Concepts
Pinch Pot - Emphasis, Contrast & Pattern
Students will create a pinch pot using white clay and acrylic paint accents. The goal is to show emphasis, contrast and pattern in the finished piece.
Coil Vessel- Movement & Space
Students will create two vessels using the coil method for construction. Their end result should show movement and space in the use and placement of the coils.
Slab Lidded Container - Form
Students will show form by creating a container with a lid. They will use the slab method to construct the piece.
If there is time left in the semsester, students will be given the opportunity to do an independent project. Students will choose their subject and medium. This is the chance to expand upon past knowledge and really challenge creativity. It will also be good practice for those students that will be enrolling in Advanced art.