Wheel Thrown Project
Students learned the fundamentals of the pottery wheel. They learned how to center the clay, throw the clay to make a shape, and then foot the bottom. Some chose to make a mug or a vase. It was there first time on the wheel and they really enjoyed themselves.
Throwing on the Wheel
Students learned how to throw a cylinder on the pottery wheel. They made these cylinders into coffee mugs.
Pop Art Clay Portraits
Students rolled out slabs of clay, traced, then carved their chosen portraits onto the piece. Glaze was added to give a Pop Art effect.
Students used the coil method to construct a jug/pitcher exposing the coils.
Students used the pinch pot method to create a teapot. They joined two pinch pots together; created a spout, a lid, and a foot on the bottom. They decorated them with glaze.
Fairy Tales, Fables, Nursery Rhymes, and Folklore
Students re-created their favorite character building them out of clay and glazing them.
Students learned how to create two pinch pots and join them together to create a pumpkin. Next they used carving tools to create designs or Jack O' Lanterns so light can be illuminated through, using a candle.
Kiln Gods are meant to guard against any kind of bad luck that might happen during the firing of ceramic pieces. Students created these creatures/animals out of clay. They learned about scoring and slipping to attach pieces. They also learned how to use their hands and tools to create texture. Color was added with metallic watercolor.