bisque is out tomorrow - still too hot!

Planter demo on Thursday

Advanced Students need to have a theme blog by Friday with some ideas
web off the word!
 
Just to put things in perspective -
Last day of wet clay is Jan 15 - that gives us five weeks to get everything made. We have time after that to foot, put on a few handles and glaze.

Advanced students will be doing presentations and then we will all clean.

Advanced students you need to give me a rough idea of your theme by friday - it should be on your blog under a new blog called - theme. By the end of the semestser you will have not only some rough drafts but the finished essay. See Documents for what to write.

Plater demo this week.

The bisqe is running - Might be out tomorrow if it's not too hot - we'll see. I think there was a power failure over the week - I had set it to run on Monday.
 
Vases must have a beginning
middle
end

techniques is chocking

basic steps

center,
open
makde a base
compress the base
pull the wall - shlow down the wheel!
shape
compress lip
trip foot!
 
Vase Demo on Thursday and the glaze is out and the bisque is out tomorrow.

Turn in extra credit as it comes out of the Kiln... if you don't finish all the other assignments I will erase the extra credit, however YOU MUST turn work in as it comes out of the kiln.



Take the Responsibility to clean up!

Or would you like…

-          All Day Clean?

-         Lowered Grade?

-         No tools, bats or clay??


I DON'T LIKE BEING THE CLEAN-UP WITCH!!!!  :(  :(


 
Warning - we need to get this room back to cleaned by end of day on Thursday or we will have an all day clean up on Friday!

Putting on a handle -
day one make the cup
day two - pull handled, foot cup , attatch handle - put in bag!!! or the the handle will fall off!
 
Beginners should be working on cup. Keep it wet after you foot it so we can make and attach handles. If you can get a demo from an advanced student do so - otherwise I will demo it on Tuesday when I'm back.

Advanced students - BLOG and

LOOK IN THE MAGAZINES OR THE INTERNET AND FIND A CERAMIC ARTIST YOU REALLY LIKE. WHAT IS THEIR THEME - YOU NEED TO BLOG THIS THIS WEEK!

everyone - clean up and make sure the mixer is closed at the en of the day. Advanced students you will no doubt need to add clay to the mixer... make sure no bags of clay are left open.

Warning - an uncleaned room may cause an extra clean-up day!

Make me proud of you! (I am already!)
 
Today we will start the cup demo make the cylinder
tomorrow the handle

Bisque out tomorrow, glaze in tonight and out tomorrow
 
A cup is a two day project - day one - make the cylinder.

Day two - in this order -

Pull the handle

foot the project

cut and attatch the handle
 
DO NOT GO IN THE KILN-ROOM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD!!!!

DO NOT FLOOD MS. H WITH QUESTIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.

Please get bowl one turned in ASAP
Advanced get in Lidded projects and update blog for the week
 
CLEAN UP YOUR MESS OR ELSE!!!

Put your finished work in back.
Please make sure you wash the base of glazed projects - remember glaze runs - so don't put it on too thickly.

If you are using Clear - Use Clear first.

Please pick up packets.

New grade entries will start on Friday for this quarter. Thanks for your patience.

Advanced, keep on blogging. You can keep track of your progress. Also you need to start thinking about your themes.... Check in the ceramics magazines in the locker and see what other artists have to say about why they do what they do - what are they trying to communicate?