You could earn 50 bonus points if you make a winning poster on one of the projects.
I will select a winner for each assignment from my 3 ceramics 1 classes. These are done individually. You may include printed, color, pictures. I have paper and markers on the counter.
You can begin working on this when ever you need to. It is due Friday. Keep in mind...you will not have time in class on Wednesday to complete this. It is a day for classroom cleaning which is a required portion of the final.
You can complete this either with a slide show or a video. You will share as a link here. This is worth 100 points.
You are going to pick one of the 2 methods below to create 2-4 mugs. They must have a focal point and texture. Follow these tutorials carefully. You do not need designs for this project. Seniors , you must have these ready to bisque by Friday.
Learning Objectives: Students will learn how to control the drying process of the clay and texture and a focal point to create a fully functional set of mugs.
Drawn designs are not required for this project, please experiment with textures.
Minimum Firing Requirements:
Finish your 2 pinch pots and put them in the kiln room on the shelves marked "To dry and be bisque fired".
Learning Objective: Students will learn how to use coils to create interest with line and repetition.
Students will create a 3 pound (wet) coil pot to demonstrate an interesting and creative way to use line, pattern and coils to decorate the piece.
Spiral: winding in a continuous and gradually widening (or tightening) curve, either around a central point on a flat plane or about an axis so as to form a cone.
Double Spiral: symbolizes balance, celtic or roman cousin to the yin-yang sign
Zig-zag coil: Back and forth folding of an individual coil. Can be very tight or in lose waves.
Minimum Firing Requirements
Due May 7th, please open this google doc and make a copy. You will use this template to complete the research on one of the following artists:
Soft Slab Construction: You will use soft slab and a mold to create either a plate or a bowl with designs inspired by an ancient culture. Designs must be original to you. Craftsmanship, creativity of design, and the quality of the finished work, are the primary criteria for grading your work.
Step one: 10-12 beginning design concepts for the plate or bowl. These will be reviewed for credit. Use your research on imagery of ancient cultures to inspire your design. Please include a note as to what the design is and means to that culture.
For example: the dragon was a powerful symbol of war for the Norse culture. The dragon symbol may have represented the Midgard Serpent, a mythical sea creature who fought with theNorse god, Thor.
Possible cultures include: (Not a complete list)
Celtic/Norse Any Aboriginal Culture Mayan African Nations
Egyptian Indian Tibetan Aztec
Spanish Chinese Greek Inca
Colombian Persian/Turkish Roman
Mexican Russian Hebrew/Jewish
Construction Process: Begin by wedging about 3.5-4 lbs of clay. Squeeze it into a large roll. Take it to the slab roller and with either plastic or canvas on the bottom, roll out your slab. Check thickness and roll thiner with a rolling pin if needed. Pop any air bubbles and use your rib, curved side down, to compress the slab for strength.
Cover your mold with plastic (preferred) or spray with the silicone spray and place it on a wooden bat. Drape your slab over the mold and either drop the bat from chest high or use your hands and a damp sponge to push the clay in the mold.
If the top of the project is able to be seen and worked on, then you can begin using surface alteration techniques to add your design to the plate/bowl.
3 tips for a successful project:
Learning Objective: Students will learn how to make a hard slab box using a template. Students will develop an understanding on how artists create to express themselves.
Tips for a successful slab box:
Learning Objective- Students will use the elements and principles of design to talk about art work. They will also gain and understanding of how we assess student work.
Language Objective- Work in groups to answer questions about a piece of ceramics.