Pottery Proficient/ ADV Honors (level 2 and beyond)
Refine and enhance hand-building techniques
Acquire basic throwing skills on the potter's wheel
Explore a variety of glazes and firing processes
Participate in the firing of Raku
To develop a better understanding of the concepts of form and function
Students will develop a greater understanding of ceramics by researching both historical and contemporary issues of ceramics.
Exposure to various potters and ceramists and their work by having visiting artists and opportunity to attend pottery studios nearby
Students will generate and develop their own ideas, learn to think critically about their work, and most of all experiment!
Honors credit requires extra effort, assignments, and is for the serious artist.
This course is designed for the student who has completed at least one semester of Pottery with a grade "B" or higher, and Art Inter. with grade "B" or higher. Students must have basic knowledge of hand building techniques as well as clay and glazes. All assignments are created to expand your technical expertise on the wheel, and to further clarify your own artistic vision.
Pottery Proficient/ Adv Blog Page and/or Artist Weekly Articles
Click on the "Proficient Blog" link and you will be asked to respond to a certain art-related dilemma, aesthetic critique, or other pottery-related topics. You will be introduced to famous artisans through this blog that you will be tested on at random. This is a "forum" for you to ask questions, respond to artist's quotes or reflections that I will give to your class. This will count as a quiz grade and I will give you notice as to due dates for you to participate. If you do not participate you will receive a 0/10 points, and you will also not do well on any quiz related to that artist or quote.
The blog page is exclusively for your class. This blog participation can make or break your grade.
The weekly clay articles are REQUIRED and are due on Fridays. You submit them via Google Form in CANVAS only. I will not accept any other format. They require you to research and read an article about any technique process or interest (via Ceramic Arts Daily- see resource page) and then answer 7 questions for a 30 percent quiz grade weekly. It is imperative that you keep up with these assignments!