1.SWBAT understand the history of graphic design in ceramics.
2. SWBAT take notes on a variety of ceramic surface treatment techniques.
3. SWBAT design a ceramic cylinder with a graphic surface design.
4. SWBAT demonstrate craftsmanship in the creation of their cylinders/mugs.
5. SWBAT properly glaze their cylinders.
1. Lowfire earthenware clay
2. Ceramic tools including slab roller or rolling pins
4. Wax resist
5. Slip and small nozzle bottles
6. Stamps or textured objects
8. Glaze brushes
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1. Introduction: Show slides presentation on the history of graphic design in ceramics. Talk about the techniques used. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FvaEkpGzTDSgSsYNoQhdQl1nR8xrwuZXLsMP7OjZ0tA
2. Demonstrate and describe ceramic surface techniques while students take notes.
-sgraffito (apply underglaze in contrasting color and use sharp tool to scratch through forming a design)
-Mishima (apply a coat of wax resist, scratch design and apply underglaze where you removed the resist. This is kind of the opposite of sgraffito)
-underglaze (paint design with underglaze)
-slip trailing (use slip in bottles with a small tip to “trail” a design which will stay raised on the surface)
-carving (use tools to carve away part of the clay creating a design)
-stamping (using stamps or stamping textured objects into the clay to create a design)
3. Plan design
-students create a design that uses at least one surface technique
-Options for adding graphic design: Pattern, Image, Geometric design, Words, etc
4. Demonstrate ceramic cylinder
-roll out slab
-cut out rectangle and circle the same diameter as width of the rectangle
-form rectangle into a cylinder by wrapping around and fitting on top of the circle
-score and slip seams
-demonstrate pulling a handle in case students choose to make the cup into a mug
-make sure that it is functional to be used as a cup: rounded lip, no sharp edges, etc
5. Students construct their ceramic cylinders and work on surface design
6. Fire when bone dry
7. Demonstrate glazing techniques
8. Students glaze projects
9. Complete glaze fire
Since this was in my intro graphic design class we followed up with a magazine cover assignment. Students photographed their mugs and designed a cover featuring their work.