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Intro to Ceramics for Beginners.

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    1. 1. Ceramics-BriefIntro
    2. 2. Ceramics versus Pottery What is the difference between a ceramicist and a potter?Eva Hild, (1966-) Ceramic artist, Sweden. Potter in Afghanistan, early 1970s
    3. 3. Clay Stages• 1. Wet clay
    4. 4. Clay Stages• 1. Wet clay• 2. Leatherhard
    5. 5. Clay Stages• 1. Wet clay• 2. Leatherhard• 3. Greenware (must be bone dry)
    6. 6. Clay Stages• 1. Wet clay• 2. Leatherhard• 3. Greenware• 4. Bisqueware
    7. 7. Clay Stages• 1. Wet clay• 2. Leatherhard• 3. Greenware• 4. Bisqueware• 5. Glazeware
    8. 8. Joining Clay Pieces1. Score: Tiny lines! 2. Slip: Liquid Clay 3. Press together & Smooth edges.
    9. 9. WATCH! It’s so cool!http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=i5iPt-2s_uM
    10. 10. Forming methods• Pinchpot• Inserting the thumb of one hand into the clay and lightly pinching with the thumb and fingers• Slowly rotating the ball in the palm of the other hand.
    11. 11. Let’s Watch how to make a pinch pot!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS7M77pDuYg
    12. 12. Forming methods• Pinchpot• Coil• Rolling out coils, or ropes, of clay and joining them together with the fingers or a tool.
    13. 13. -Roll the coils sothat they are alittle thicker thana pencil.-Then stack thecoils one on topof another.
    14. 14. Let’s watch a video on Coil! • http://www.yout ube.com/watch? v=bRPookbxzhI
    15. 15. Forming methods• Pinchpot• Coil• Slab
    16. 16. What do you haveto do to the wallsbefore attaching?
    17. 17. How to start a slab box• http://www.youtube .com/watch? v=ERMvSHB9xHg
    18. 18. Finishing the Ceramic Creation• Smoothing the walls of the piece with a sponge or just your hands.
    19. 19. Finishing the Ceramic Creation• Adding Details while the clay is still wet!• Never work with clay that is dry! It is very toxic and the dust should never be inhaled!• This is why we must clean really well!!
    20. 20. Finishing the Ceramic Creation• Painting Bisqueware with acrylics or glaze.

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