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Hand-Built Ceramics

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Basic Construction Techniques

Introduction 2:05

Beginning with a Simple Sphere Project 2:31

Adding Detail 2:49

Finishing Touches 3:42

Construction Using Cubes

Construction Using Cubes 1:51

Smoothing Forms and Adding Detail 2:43

Finishing Touches 4:13

Utilizing Slabs for Hand-Building

Simple Slab Construction 2:46

Proper Techniques for Drape Molds 3:19

Using Stamps for Decoration and Texture 4:29

Incorporating Texture, Templates, and Detail

A Culminating Slab Project 3:07

Using Texture and Templates 5:47

Adding Detail 2:31

Building in Three Dimensions 5:22

Adding the Top and Final Details 6:24

Glazing Processes and Techniques

A System for Glazing 2:44

Majolica and Adding Color 3:21

Color, Surface Quality, and Success with Glazing 3:58

Conclusion

Conclusion 2:30

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Hand-Built Ceramics

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Implement foundational ceramic techniques and processes to fit your student, classroom, and budgetary needs.

  • 2 Integrate a variety of scaffolded ceramic lessons to engage students and build confidence at the elementary and middle school levels.

Whether you’ve never taught ceramics or are just looking for new and better ways to teach hand-building techniques, this Pack is for you. Brush up on everything, from basic construction methods to how to finish pieces successfully. Walk away with the ability to teach your students the proper way to use tools, build pieces, and create work they are proud of.


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

9. Connections
A. Develops instruction that incorporates historical and contemporary artwork

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
12. Physical Space
C. Maintains the organization of supplies and student work

John Post

John Post

Elementary Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

John has an elementary art room in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and a pottery studio in Sedona, Arizona. He has taught art to kids at every level from Kindergarten through 12th grade since 1991. John hopes that by sharing how he uses clay with his students, more art teachers will venture beyond the basic pinch pot and into more engaging ceramics work.

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Resources

https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2017/06/HandbuildingMethods-2.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2017/06/Vocab-List-Ceramics-1.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2017/06/ClayCenterVisualsStages-1.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2017/06/EssentialClayTools-1-1.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2017/06/AttachingClayPoem-1.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2017/06/IAmPoem-1.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2017/06/LongAnswerSurvey-1.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2017/06/ShortAnswerSurvey-1.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2017/06/2.4Cone1MajolicaGlaze.pdf

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