December update

In ceramics 1 classes, students have been designing and building a centerpiece, set, or a pair of tableware forms. Since completion of the utilitarian form students learned to work with slabs, stiff slab construction to create flat planes and crisp edges, soft slabs wrapped around cylindrical forms, and soft slabs draped and slumped into and over mold forms. This has allowed for a greater diversity of forms and larger projects.

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Most students will be leaving some of their pieces out to dry by the end of this week. Those who have their works ready for the bisque firing next week should be able to take their finished pieces home before winter break. We recently received an order of glazes so there are many color choices for the surface of these forms.

Where did the time go?

Since Irma scrambled our schedule a bit, I needed a third summative assessment for the 1st quarter in Ceramics 1. In the future students will present a finished artwork as a summative, but I wouldn’t require that in the first quarter these days. We will end the quarter with a nine weeks test. Today I am asking all four sections of Ceramics 1, individually, in small groups, as a class, which terms would you expect to see on the quarter test. Here is what they said!!