Ceramics class differentiates projects

The objectives in ceramics class are different every day because 2 levels are taught at once. Different things have to be done to complete the ceramics process. All students work at their own pace and use different tools to finish their pieces.

Junior Paige Lafferty is making a pot and smoothening out the sides of it. This process is to attach the base and sides of the pot, as well as smoothening it. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Paige Lafferty is making a pot and smoothening out the sides of it. This process is to attach the base and sides of the pot, as well as smoothening it. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Cassandra Gonser is using a fettling knife to cut into her block she is making. This tool is not the easiest tool to use to cut through clay, the exacto knife is. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Cassandra Gonser is using a fettling knife to cut into her block she is making. This tool is not the easiest tool to use to cut through clay, the exacto knife is. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students used slabs to create a box. They stick it under a roller to then create an even piece of clay. When putting together the sides of the box, the artist needs to score and, use magic water, and that will form a corner. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students used slabs to create a box. They stick it under a roller to then create an even piece of clay. When putting together the sides of the box, the artist needs to score and, use magic water, and that will form a corner. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Ethan Andersen is doing a critique. All students do this every Friday to give other classmates some critical advice on their artwork. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Ethan Andersen is doing a critique. All students do this every Friday to give other classmates some critical advice on their artwork. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In ceramics some sculptures can either have texture, or be simple. This box is simple, but its minimalism is aesthetically pleasing. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In ceramics some sculptures can either have texture, or be simple. This box is simple, but its minimalism is aesthetically pleasing. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Caisi Calandra is using a rib to smoothen the base of her clay. The tool mainly removes any bumps that your clay could have. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Caisi Calandra is using a rib to smoothen the base of her clay. The tool mainly removes any bumps that your clay could have. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Madelyn Mulry is working on her piece. In ceramics, when clay is leather hard, tools are used to shave the bottom to smoothen your piece and make a foot. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Madelyn Mulry is working on her piece. In ceramics, when clay is leather hard, tools are used to shave the bottom to smoothen your piece and make a foot. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Mariah Litka has her work critiqued. When the class critiques they make judgments on artwork as well. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Mariah Litka has her work critiqued. When the class critiques they make judgments on artwork as well. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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