Pottery is an extremely popular course in our art program, and is open to 9th-12th graders. Students learn hand-building techniques as well as how to use the pottery wheel. Below are some examples of their work.
This project was created for our Under The Sea theme.
cupcake themed teapot
Clay donuts in a real donut box are the perfect are very convincing!
Creative Teapot- shaped into a bird. The back has a handle, and lid. Water actually pours from the beak.
Large 1 1/2 foot tall gingerbread house done for clay desserts project.
Abstract sculpture showing a "hardwired" brain.
Japanese Tea Party in my classroom. Students had sushi and tea out of the Japanese tea bowls and trays they made in Pottery 1 class. (See in photo, we started out the tea using the Gong borrowed from music class.)
One student's tea, sushi and rice on their handmade tray and tea bowl. They have Japanese symbols and designs in scraffito on them (not shown in this photo).
Pottery class after the Japanese Tea party. Students researched the history,meaning and purpose of the tea ceremony as homework before it took place.
Kitchen tile. Our pottery class made a set for the culinary class to put up in their colorless drab kitchens to liven things up.
One of the themed teapots.
Clay desserts contest- Students must make realistic life-size desserts from clay. The most convincing one wins a gourmet cupcake from the local shop. I display them in the glass case with a lace tablecloth and it looks like a diner display.
Based on the work of artist Wayne Thibeaud.
This ceramic gingerbread house is 16 inches tall. Each gumdrop and item was meticulously painted three times.
Clay vase created by Clay 1 student.
For assignment : create a
Tim Burton inspired character
More Japanese Tea. Students share their research papers about the meaning and significance of the Tea with our "honored guest" teacher from the school.