This Power-point presentation includes hundreds upon hundreds of images relating to all things ceramics. It includes nearly 400 individual slides! As a ceramics teacher for years, I’ve always tried to show my students a plethora of examples, so that they might be inspired and also see a range of ideas that they had not considered or even knew existed. In the past, these individual Power-points were broken down into various ceramic techniques, but have now all been joined together into one massive presentation including most of the major techniques covered in a typical ceramics class (they’re still divided into sections within the presentation). These images are from student work as well as professionals and they’re grouped logically and sequentially to help teach certain concepts. There are also links to videos, worksheets/handouts, mini history lessons, and much more. If you teach ceramics, you’ll want this all inclusive look at the world of ceramics.
Below is a breakdown of all of the sections within the Power-point:
Slides 1-62 explain how to create Pinch-pots and show numerous examples, alterations, combining more than one, adding details, etc.
Slides 63-103 explore the coil pottery method. The section starts with a look at the Pueblos of Southwest Native Americans, and transitions into a “how to” section, and finishes with a hoard of amazing images showing possible solutions.
Slides 104-193 look at the slab method of hand-building. Included are techniques and examples of using both a slab roller, and good old fashioned rolling pin with slats. Numerous construction examples are shown.
Slides 194-204 Show how to use slump and hump molds to create a variety of projects. Class project ideas as well as professional examples are seen.
Slides 205-253 look at the world of extruded clay. A brief lesson in extruding and real life applications are examined, as well as countless examples.
Slides 254-280 look at the world of wheel thrown pieces, countless examples are shown, from plates, to bowls, vases, cups, handles, and more.
Slides 281-316 explore ways to alter wheel thrown pieces. Plenty of examples and techniques are shown.
Slides 317-333 deal with ceramic relief sculptures (when the clay is more of a flat sculpture viewed from one side), and yes, there are great examples.
Slides 334-388 show how to create combination pieces (pieces which use two or more of the fore mentioned techniques in combination)…plenty of great examples!
I hope you and your students will enjoy this amazing collection of ideas, techniques, and more. It has served me well in my own classroom and I’m proud to share it with you. Enjoy!
Bo (The Art Guru)