Ceramics II - VI
As a result of taking Ceramics II, II, IV, V, and VI, a student will be able to:
- Successfully and safely, glaze pieces of bisqueware using a variety of application
- Work through the appropriate steps to manipulate a lump of wet clay in order to turn
it into a well-crafted vessel using wheel throwing, (optional).
- Understand, recognize and know the possibilities and limitations of working with
clay at its various stages between wet and dry.
- Recognize flaws in construction and suggest solutions to avoid repeating the flaws.
- Produce a series of at least 4 items that are similar and consistent in size, shape,
surface and color.
- Understand the basic components in a glaze and how they work together to melt into
a useful glaze.
- Sketch an idea for a piece that indicates proportion, scale and method of construction,
and to execute the idea in a well-crafted manner.
- Recognize and be able to create a variety of surface decoration techniques.
- Verbally analyze a ceramic item using the elements of structure.
- Explore the notion of manipulating clay without expectations of the final outcome.
- Participate with the class in a service learning project by facilitating the production of ceramic bowls by community groups, (Boys & Girls Club, Senior citizens, High Schools).