Prerequisites: Pottery I with an A average
The elements and principles of Art will be taught to help students learn Art terminology when working with pottery. The students will learn the process and history of pottery. The development of varied clays and their uses will be examined. Students will hand-build, coil, sculpt and use the wheel to create all types of pottery. Students will make up their Independent Projects at the beginning of the semester, focusing on specific projects to further their pottery expertise. For example, hand building, throwing, glazes would be the student’s specific objective for taking the advanced class.
The process to bisque, fire and glaze will be covered throughout the semester. Different techniques in firing and glazing will be presented and use throughout the projects. Loading and firing the kiln along with a variety of firing processes will be discussed. Students will research and examine pottery throughout history, enhancing the students' knowledge of how important and vast pottery has been throughout the world.