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Nontraditional Firing Basics
Types of Non-Traditional Firings 2:22
Classroom Benefits 1:16
Gathering Materials 3:39
Safety Considerations 2:27
Preparing to Fire
Creating with Clay 2:55
Terra Sig 8:28
Setting Up 2:34
Modifying the Barrel 1:42
Firing the Barrel 2:04
Setting Up 3:25
Packing the Pit 2:48
Firing the Pit 1:42
Post Firing Steps
Site Care 1:07
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Select best practices when teaching non-traditional firing methods to students.
2 Plan opportunities for students to experiment with a variety of ceramic surface treatments when pit or barrel firing.
3 Evaluate potential firing scenarios, choosing options with the safest use of equipment, materials, and supplies.
Are you getting tired of the same old bisque and glaze firings? Are you looking for advanced ceramics methods to engage and inspire your students? Join high school art teacher Jessica Beshel as she demystifies the non-traditional firing process. In this PRO Pack, Jessica will offer in-depth but accessible explanations on how to fire ceramics pieces in a pit or a barrel successfully. Learn practical tips and tricks for starting a non-traditional firing unit with your classes right away.
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills
12. Physical Space
B. Promotes the safe use of equipment, materials, and supplies
C. Maintains the organization of supplies and student work
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Jessica Johnson is a seasoned art teacher with experience teaching at all levels, K-12. Currently, she teaches high school art in Wrightstown, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Jessica enjoys creating ceramic pieces and competing on her roller derby team when she is not in the classroom.