Wheel Thrown Place Settings
In Ceramics II, students have the opportunity to advance their skills on the pottery wheel. They refresh their memory of wheel throwing in Ceramics I by starting with a basic cylindrical cup shape. Then they move on to learn how to make a bowl and a plate, completing a full place setting.
Students in Ceramics II are typically pleasantly surprised to find that wheel throwing feels less frustrating the second time around. They quickly remember how to center and create a basic cylinder and are more confident at trimming the feet of their various pieces.
An additional aspect of this unit requires students to unify their pieces through either texture or glaze. As more advanced students, they are expected to demonstrate not only their skills, but also their design sense and understanding of the elements and principles. The results are impressive unified place settings.