Ceramics I Students are working on controlling their hand built techniques and understanding the stages of clay. Students that want to experiment with fancier glaze techniques will have to purchase their own glazes/under glaze!
Empty Bowl Fundraiser
All levels of student will create a bowl for our annual Empty bowl Fundraiser for the local food shelf!
Terminology Test link to all termshttp://aker.srhs.net/sculptvocab.html
Assignment 1: Pinch Pots
Create a functional pinch pot with Native American designs(glazed in, or etched in, or sticking out). You must control the thickness from the bottom to the top. All work must have a sketch before you hand build. Learn about Maria Martinez!
Size: 4" in height, functional contains a liquid...
Assignment 2 : Decorative Coil Vessels
Functional All work must have a sketch before you hand build
coil and slab video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dsOf2uj3Zw
Assignment 3: Slab Houses
Create a slab building that incorporates an animal abstract/modern. The building also may be a bird house with abstract designs.
Assignment 4: Wheel Throwing All students must throw first year!
You will watch videos on different methods with throwing on the wheel. You will throw a cylinder that is 6" tall and no thicker then 1/2" before you can move onto any other projects. If you are left handed you will use the kick wheel only, right handers on the electrics.
wheel video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9-hAJ8IrmU
Optional Assignments: Jewelry, picture frames, ornaments
Assignment 5: Greek Vessel Miniature
Create a Sculptural Vessel/Vase that is mimicking the Greek period. Use any and/or all clay techniques. You must pass the wheel test to be able to use that technique, otherwise you will have to hand build. The Vessel must have a mouth, body and foot.
relief video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emvS3APe1ac
Assignment 6 Creature Bust Must be scary!
Be creative and make a creature of some sort. Build up by using pinch or coil method... you can carve after getting started. Create the head only with a little bit of shoulders to balance the bust on the board with a stick. This assignment is about going beyond the box and being creative. The assignment has to be original and may use more then one type of creature. Showing a variety of texture, and realism in the features you are representing. No mushrooms, no long skinny pointy parts(breaks off too easily) and you should show depth in the facial features(no drawing in the features show 3d!). No bigger than 8" in height unless pre- approved by the teacher.
Ceramics II Students are working on concept and mastering either wheel thrown or hand building techniques. Students can combine methods on all projects. Students other focus is finishing product design.
Assignment 1 : 4 mugs
Functional, must have a theme 3/4 # of clay needed per cup
Assignment 2 : Teapot set
Assignment 3: Sculptural Piece
Create a sculoptural piecethat is either functional/nonfunctional. Open in size, but must be larger then 8".
Assignment 4: Dinnerware Set
Create a dinnerware set with a dinner plate, soup bowl, silverware, side plate, glass/cup non functional contemporary theme
Assignment 5: Non functional Bowl 5#s
Design a bowl with 5#s of clay. Functional in any size and must have symbolism incorporated into the design.
Ceramics III Students will master the style, technique and finishing of the product. A minimum of 5 pieces to turn in. Students must consult with the teacher and present ideas through their sketch book.
All classes will create at least 3 visual essays on the style and potter they like using google arts a & culture as the starting point. Please create the essay in google slides an put in your digital portfolio.