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Ceramics

Do you like to work with clay? Do you like to create your own ceramic pieces? Then this project is for you. In this project, you will learn a variety of skills to help you create a wonderful ceramic project that you will have forever. You will learn about three different clays: earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain, and how to finish each type.

Glazes - Unit 1     
Jr./Int./Sr. 
Underglazes - Unit  2    
Jr./Int./Sr. 

This unit is for members 8-18 years old.  This unit is for those members with little or no experience in ceramics.

Members will accomplish the following learning experiences:

  • Glazes and glazing techniques
  • Use of elementary tools
  • Develop a ceramic vocabulary
  • Practice skills of basic preparation of pieces for firing
  • Finish and exhibit one or two pieces made

This unit is for members 8-18 years old.

Members will accomplish the following learning experiences:

  • Underglazing skills
  • Additional techniques for preparing articles for firing
  • Use of additional tools and equipment
  • Expand variety of familiar skills and techniques
  • Finish and exhibit one or two pieces made using skills described in the manual
 
Overglazes - Unit 3 
Jr./Int./Sr. 
Unfired Finishes - Unit 4   
Jr./Int./Sr.
 

This unit is for members ages 8-18 years old.

Members will accomplish the following learning experiences:

  • Overglazing skills
  • Finish and exhibit one or two pieces made using skills described in the manual

This unit is for members 8-18 years old.

Members will accomplish the following learning experiences:

  • Skills and techniques associated with unfired finishes
  • Finish and exhibit one or two pieces made using skills described in the manual
 
Porcelain Dolls - Unit 5   
Jr./Int./Sr.
Hand Molded - Unit 6   
Jr./Int./Sr

This unit is for members 8-18 years old.

Members will accomplish the following learning experiences:

  • Learn how to assemble shoulder plate dolls
  • Learn techniques and skills related to creating a life like doll
  • Design, plan, and mold one or two pieces described in the manual

This unit is for members 8-18 years old.

Members will accomplish the following learning experiences:

  • Skills related to hand molding
  • Design, plan, and adapt one or two pieces described in the manual

 


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Resources

Link to the Project Information Page

Link to E-Record Book

‚ÄčLink to Tip Sheets

Online Manuals

Link to Online Project Manuals

Online Manuals Include:

  • Ceramics Introduction
  • Glaze - Unit 1
  • Underglaze - Unit 2
  • Overglaze - Unit 3
  • Unfired Finishes - Unit 4
  • Porcelain Dolls - Unit 5
  • Hand Construction Stoneware - Unit 6