Pottery Wheel Throwing + Raku Firing How to High, Middle School Art Clay Project

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5th - 12th, Higher Education
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This high or middle school art clay project introduces students to throwing on the pottery wheel as well as raku firing. There are so many fun aspects to working with clay, but including the excitement of a raku fire demo adds buy-in for students. Instructions for how to set up and run a raku kiln are also included for the teacher, no knowledge is required!

In this lesson, students learn how to work on the pottery wheel, center, pull up walls, trim, and decorate. They create one mug, one bowl, and one shape of their choice. The mug and bowl are glazed with food-safe glazes to look like a set, and the free form is raku fired.

Included in this lesson plan are:

➢Lesson Plan with big idea, essential questions, national standards, step by step instructions, vocabulary, and supply list

➢3 PowerPoints: Pottery Wheel How To, Trimming, and Raku Glazing PowerPoints

➢Pottery wheel how-to video

➢Raku Firing Instructions and How-To

➢Wedging check-off

➢Critique sheet


Check out another intro to throwing on the pottery wheel project here. Perfect for Intro to Art courses or for a quick lesson before you begin the pottery sets in this assignment. Save money and time by purchasing my entire semester-long Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics curriculum here. In addition to this lesson, below are the other lessons included in this pack.

➢Check out my accordion sketchbook lesson here.

➢Glass fusing project here.

➢Food traditions ceramic project here.

➢Collaborative clay relief sculpture here.

➢Pottery wheel lesson here.

➢Venetian mask sculpture lesson here.

➢Coil vessel lesson here.

➢Hand-building clay project on pinch pot whistles here.

➢Tape person installation art project here.

➢Check out my sculpture lesson on tissue paper and reed lanterns here.

➢Venetian mask sculpture lesson here.

Check out my other products here.

Each of my classes builds on the last. This sculpture course builds on the lessons and techniques introduced in my Introduction to Art course. Check out the yearlong curriculum here.

My painting class also builds on my Introduction to Art course, check out the semester-long curriculum bundle here.

My Advanced 2D Design and AP Art classes build on the lessons and techniques taught in my painting class. Check out the next level in my Advanced curriculum (available at a bundled discount) here.

All products are 100% made by me.

Total Pages
76 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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