Sesquicentennial Ceramic Summatives, eh?
January 03, 2018

Sesquicentennial Ceramic Summatives, eh?

To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, we asked students to think about Canadian citizens who have made a difference, and to create a unique clay figure where their likeness and achievements could be creatively linked in a sculpture. There certainly is no shortage of Canadians that have made significant contributions, and the class had no trouble arriving […]

“Eco-Culture” Totem Poles
January 03, 2018

“Eco-Culture” Totem Poles

Who do we share the earth with? What do we know about our non-human neighbors? How can we pay tribute to nature? This engaging interdisciplinary unit seeks to answer these questions by having students create clay totem poles as a visual narrative of our complex and beautiful world. Students, driven by their own personal interest, […]

Metallic Emoticon Mural
January 03, 2018

Metallic Emoticon Mural

One of my favorite ways to start my ceramics course is with a collaborative project that introduces and reviews clay construction techniques. I have both beginning and advanced ceramics students in the same period, so I love finding new ideas. I was excited when I saw inspiring artworks at Portland, Oregon’s Saturday Market. Sculptor Andrew […]

FEBRUARY: Plate with monkey and cacao pods
January 03, 2018

FEBRUARY: Plate with monkey and cacao pods

DETAIL: Plate with monkey and cacao pods, 600–900 (late Classic period). Mexico or Guatemala, Central Maya area, Maya. Earthenware and pigment. De Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Gift of Gail and J. Alec Merriam. Want To Have This Month’s Full-Size Study Print For Your Classroom? Order Your Copy of A&A February 2018 Issue For Only $6 Download […]