Start the class off on the right foot with a ceramic self-starter. The 39 slides included contain questions based on the elements and principles of art, encouraging students to respond on a higher level of analysis. These slides contain questions that are heavily based on hand-building techniques with a few pottery wheel technique questions. The slides can be used to generate a classroom discussion or to individually respond in their sketchbooks/notebooks. In my class I have the students draw a thumbnail sketch of the art piece, write the title and the name of the artist and then respond to the question. This format has proved beneficial for my students, as they can refer to the starter questions and thumbnail sketches when looking for inspiration for projects, using as references for examples to write about in essays, etc.