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Basic Wheel Throwing

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Introduction

Introduction 0:27

Essential Materials and Tools

Overview of Supplies 0:56

Best Type of Clay for Wheel Throwing 1:12

Additional Tips for Getting Started 1:47

Beginning Techniques with Wheel Throwing

How to Center Clay 3:01

Opening and Pulling the Clay 5:10

Wheel Throwing Projects

Using a Rib to Trim Excess Clay 3:50

Creating Larger Pieces 4:38

Testing the Wall Thickness 0:57

Finishing Wheel Thrown Pieces

Pulling a Handle 3:21

Trimming and Finishing Details 5:20

Assessing Wheel Thrown Work

Assessing Wheel Thrown Work 2:09

Conclusion

Conclusion 0:41

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Basic Wheel Throwing

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Gain student-friendly descriptions of the process, from centering to trimming.

  • 2 Learn some classroom-proven tips for measuring clay.

  • 3 Explore advanced techniques, such as pulling handles and throwing with larger volumes of clay.

In this PRO Pack, you will learn how to take your ceramics program to the next level with a solid foundation in wheel throwing basics. Discover the tools, processes, and expert tips you will need to help your students successfully throw their first pot. Embrace the process of wheel throwing in your art room!


Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

STUDIO PRACTICES
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills

Matt Young

Matt Young

High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Matt Young has always been a builder and a thinker.  Matt has spent the last 23 years teaching at Pickerington Central High School, where he focuses his work on 3D studies, computer graphics, and AP art.  When not working on art or curriculum, Matt likes to travel with his wife to watch his daughter competitive Irish dance around the country.

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Resources

https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2018/08/29.2EssentialWheelThrowingTools.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2018/08/ClayCenterVisualsStages1.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2018/08/TypesOfClayBodies.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2018/08/34.1Form-1.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2018/08/29.2HowToCenterClay.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2018/08/29.2HowToOpenClay.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2018/08/29.2HowToPullClayWalls.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2018/08/29.2PartsOfAVase.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2018/08/29.2SilhouettesOfForms.pdf

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