How do you create a cup with clay?
What are some glazing techniques we can use?
What is function and why is it important to consider when making pottery?
How can we increase craftsmanship and how does this apply to life in general?
Practice following complex multi-step procedures
Slab building techniques
Understand the concept of function and
how that changes the work we make
Increase craftsmanship which
will increase our ability to focus on details
(can apply to everything we do, not just ceramics)
Make some money :)
Art History and Vocabulary - 5points
Sketch- 5 points
Slab Cup w/Wax Resist- 10 points
Slab Cup w/Inlay - 10 points
Slab Cup w/Masking- 10 points
Self reflection- 5 points
Peer analysis- 5 points
Total points: 60
Art History and Vocabulary
Wax Resist- A glaze decoration technique where wax is used to resist glaze and can be used to create simple or detailed designs.
Inlay- A glaze decoration technique where wax is applied on top of glaze, a needle tool is used to scratch the surface, and then a contrasting glaze is painted into the scratches.
Masking- A glaze decoration technique where masking tape is cut and applied to clay without glaze and acts as a resist to glazes applied to the surface.
Functional- A general term that refers to any ceramics piece that is not purely decorative and has some intended use. Typical examples include teapots, bowls, mugs, and vases.
Design- Decide upon the look and functioning of an object, typically by making a detailed drawing of it.
Step 1: Roll out slab to one ruler thick
Step 2: Trace cup template and cut out
Step 3: Wrap Tube w/paper towel and wrap clay around tube
Step 4: Score and slip seam
Step 5: Compress seam by slapping it with wood tool
Step 6: Trim bottom so it is even
Step 7: Smooth out inside seam
Step 8: Roll out slab for bottom and trace so you know where to score and slip
Step 9: Score and slip bottom to cup
Step 10: Use brush to smooth out inside seam
Step 11: Cut out bottom
Step 12: Compress bottom w/wood tool
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Efforts to better communicate with patients also drive much of Dr. Flanagan's Impressionism course. One particularly original exercise sees students partner up to paint. One student is given a postcard with a famous Impressionist painting on it, while the other student, who cannot see the card, stands at a canvas with a paintbrush in hand, and must ask their partner questions about the painting in order to reproduce it.