Friday, March 3, 2017

The Art of Clay

Students in the Art of Clay are excited to...

...learn how to throw on the wheel.
...visit artists in their studios.
...go to an art gallery in Boston.
...tour the Harvard University ceramics department.
...make functional works out of clay.

We are gearing up for a busy week in our project that will see us spending time with ceramic artists in Rumney, Boston, Chichester, Mont Vernon, and Plymouth. The group will spend time every day working at the nearby Community Clay Center where they will learn techniques in wheel throwing and hand building from practicing artists.

In our preparations today, we looked and discussed work from The Studio Potter magazine, touching on different construction methods, glazing and firing techniques, and design aesthetics. Each student chose a work to share with the group and give a short critique of, just as we will be doing throughout our week in clay!

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