AR 3220 Multi Media: Ceramic Concepts

This is the work schedule for the Fall 2020 semester sections of Table Manners: Functional Pottery. Please make sure to check back frequently as this schedule will change as the semester progresses. All assignment outlines are hyperlinked below. Remember, you will need to post all assignments to your Eport and THEN post the hyperlink in Canvas.

Resources

There are two documents available that are important resources. The document titled Vocabulary and Technical Information relates to notes and lecture materials we will be discussing and the Elements of Design handout you should remember from your time in the 3D foundations class.

In the schedule below I have designated all weekly online work in italics so you know what you should be working on in and outside of studio time.

PROJECTS

VIDEO TUTORIALS

YOUR EPORT

  • Guidelines for what your Eport should contain HERE
  • Step by Step Directions for Domain of Ones Own Eport setup can be found HERE
  • Setting up your Creative Commons License happens HERE
  • Once you have established your Eport post the hyperlink for your About Page in the shared course Excel Document in the My First Eport Post column next to your name.
  • Eport FAQ
    • How to make a picture gallery HERE
    • Lost your password?? Go HERE
    • Other issues? Check out the PSU Knowledgebase or contact the help desk at psu-helpdesk@plymouth.edu.

WORK SCHEDULE

  • Week 1
    • Review Design Terminology
    • Review Progress on Project #1
      • Potential textures and how to create
      • Continue working
  • Week 2
  • September
  • 1
    • Review Technical Info definitions
    • Quiz #2: Building & Tools & Molds open
    • Working Critique of Project #1
    • sketching of ideas for Eport post
      • HOMEWORK: Look at your Eport and be ready to review next class
        • review 3 different artist websites to discuss next class
  • 3
    • Review Greenware chart on Technical Info sheet
    • Look at individual Eports in class
    • work on project #1
      • HOMEWORK: Define Technical Terms for Materials to be discussed.
  • Week 3
  • September
  • 8
    • HOMEWORK: On Technical Info define:
      • Surface treatments for greenware
      • fill in Greenware chart (as a class)
      • Kilns and Firing Technical Info
      • Cones and Important Temps
  • 10
    • Work Day for project #1
      • HOMEWORK:
        • Research for Project #2 to be presented and discussed week 4
        • Eport posted to Moodle for Project #1 by 5pm Friday Sept 11th
  • Week 4
  • September
  • 15
    • Review Eports for Project #1
      • Technical terminology research discussion
    • Start talking about glazes and surface treatments
  • 17
      • HOMEWORK: On Technical Info define:
        • Glazing surfaces, transparency, and glaze defects
      • Eport posted to Moodle Project #2 due Friday September 20th by 5pm
  • Week 5
  • September
  • 22
    • Work day for Project #2
  • 24
    • Work Day for Project #2
    • Working critique
  • Week 6
  • 29
    • Working critique of Project #2
    • load bisque kiln with project #1
  • OCTOBER
  • 1
  • work day for Project #3c
  • Introduce Project #4: Trompe L’oiel
    • HOMEWORK:
      • create ideas for project #3
      • What are the “Living Treasures of Japan”
        • Research this subject and use resources to create a blog post about them. BUT make sure this isn’t a basic research. You are to create a thesis in relation to the Living Treasures of Japan.
  • Week 7
  • October
  • 6
    • Review/critique Project #2
    • Discuss and work on Project #3
    • load bisque kiln
  • 8
    • Discuss research from Living Treasures of Japan
      • Blog Guidelines for 600 word Thesis relating to the Living National Treasures of Japan
        • 10% Related Images
        • 20% Citations
        • 25% Thesis
        • 25% Evidence/research to support thesis
        • 20% Conclusion
    • Work on Project post for project #2 and #3
    • Quiz #2 posted on Moodle
  • Week 8
  • October
  • 13
    • In class critique of Project #2
    • work day project #3
  • 15
    • working crit project #3
    • Quiz #3 open
  • Week 9
  • October
  • 20 ONLINE ZOOM
    • Living National Treasures of Japan discussion
      • See Week 7 Oct 8th for detailed rubric
    • Greenware Critique for project #2 Eports
    • Review Terminology for firing and temperatures on Technical Information worksheet
  • 22
    • Studio day splitting class to 12-1:30 for Tuesday people and 1:30-2:50 for Thursday people. See corresponding email to find what section you’re assigned
  • Week 10
  • October
  • 27
    • Working Crit for project #3
    • Glaze test mixing assignment #4
    • Construct final assignment rubric for Project #4: Politics and Pleasantries
  • 29
    • Starting to wrap up any wet work
      • forms should be constructed
  • Week 11
  • November
    • 3
      • Glaze tests into kiln room
    • 5
      • Last Day for Wet Clay
  • Week 12
  • November
  • 10
    • mix glaze tests
    • work on projects
  • 12   
    • work day    
    • All work into kiln room for final bisque
  • Week 13
  • 17 & 19
    • Glazing/completing work
    • Eport discussions
    • Studio cleanup
      • remove all work, tools, boards, plastic, cups of slurry from shelves, and wipe down shelves with a wet sponge
      • general studio cleanup tasks as assigned
  • FINAL
  • SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21ST 11AM-1:30PM