Monday, November 30, 2009

Luminary: a body that gives light, especially one of the celestial bodies (Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary)

Our ceramic luminaries will be box forms that enclose a candle, have a lid, and let out light through a series of pierced decorations.

Create a challenging geometric form with your slabs. Make a paper template before beginning. Control dry slabs to leather hard, bevel edges and slip and score well!

Use piercing in a thoughtful and meaningful manner: piercing should enhance and fit with the overall theme.

Use a color scheme with surface decoration that is well chosen and well applied.

Optional: tie the visual theme of your luminary to a dream (which could have occurred during sleep, or may be a wish or want while awake)

Homework due Friday, December 4th (or before for extra credit!) Sketch out your idea for the luminary on the back of this sheet

check minus=late, on time but not in color or rushed

check=on time, in color, thoughtfully drawn

check plus=early, more than one sketch, in color, description included

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Homework Assignments due for 1st term:

Week of 9/14: Come up with a list of 10 words and their definitions in preparation for the Cup and Saucer project. Try to choose a word to base tour cup and saucer around.

Week of 9/28: Create a Color Collage in preparation for the color tile project. Use at lease 3 different materials (ex: colored pencil, marker, wrapping paper, tissue paper, paint, magazine...) to create a picture or abstract design on an 8 1/2 x 11" piece of paper.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ceramics Blog!

Welcome to the Beginning Ceramics Blog! I will be posting current assignments here, as well as homework assignments for you to check up on.