Visual Art - Ceramic Warm-Up's

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The powerpoint I use with my High School art students when we work on clay. Images from Highwater Clay's Odyssey Clay center in Asheville, NC

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Visual Art - Ceramic Warm-Up's

  1. 1. CERAMICS Warm-Up’s
  2. 2. What do you see? What do you think the name of this sort of pottery is? How do you think it’s made? http://www.smithsonianlegacies.si.edu/objectdescription.cfm?ID= 209
  3. 3. ODYSSEY CLAY CENTER Asheville, NC
  4. 4. WRITE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES What do you see? Why would all these different types of “things” be on the wall? How do you think they are made?
  5. 5. WHAT IS IN THIS ROOM?!? What are those things on the wall?
  6. 6. STAGES OF FIRING What are the 4 stages of firing a clay object? 1. Your clay needs to get ______ dry 2. _________ fire 3. Then you ________ your artwork. 4. Last, _________ fire
  7. 7. COMMON PROBLEMS WITH CLAY There are certain steps you must do if you want to have a successful ceramic work. 1. Clay can’t be thicker than a p_________. 2. You MUST s_____ and s______ two pieces of clay together.
  8. 8. SLIP CASTING What is slip? How do you think you cast slip?
  9. 9. SLIP CASTING Slip Casting is when slip (very wet liquid clay) is poured into a 2 piece mold, allowed to dry and then the formed vessel is removed.
  10. 10. WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOUR VASE STOPS COLLAPSING? You can do: 1. 2. 3.
  11. 11. CERAMICS AS AN AVOCATION & PROFESSION What are the differences between a production potter and a hobbyist?
  12. 12. CERAMICS AS AN AVOCATION & PROFESSION What are the differences between a production potter and a hobbyist? A production potter makes objects on the wheel for a living and a hobbyist makes ceramic items for fun.
  13. 13. KILN SITTER What is the function of a kiln sitter? (use your imagination)
  14. 14. PRODUCTION POTTERY EQUIPMENT What is the function of a bat?
  15. 15. PRODUCTION POTTERY EQUIPMENT What is the function of a bat? The function of a bat is to make it easier to throw on the wheel. The potter throws a vessel and can quickly continue working by changing bats.
  16. 16. MARIA MARTINEZ What do you see? Imagine what she is doing. How do you make the bowls shiny? Antiques Roadshow http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200401A42.html http://video.pbs.org/video/2256996380/ The Tafoya’s - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/fts/stpaul_200401A42.htm Maria Martinez P ots, ca. 1930 Roadshow A rchiv e P BS .mp4
  17. 17. NC HISTORY What is the famous town nearby, known for it’s pottery making?
  18. 18. GLAZING OUR VASES How many coats of glaze should we use on our artwork?
  19. 19. ADDITIVE OR SUBTRACTIVE? Is Clay an additive or subtractive process?

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