Throwing a Cylinder on the Wheel

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For this blog assignment you will be visiting YouTube and typing in the specific search term "throwing a cylinder on the wheel".  Then you will find one video (do not just pick the first two that show up, find two that you like) and copy and paste the URL into your blog post.  Then you will watch two others that students have posted and comment about what you see in that demonstration that is different from what you have seen in my demonstration and your own video post.  the difference could be another way of explaining the forces at play, a different hand or finger position, or some sort of tip that seems helpful.  Happy hunting!

Vase Shapes

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For this blog post we will be finding images of vase shapes, they can be photographs from the web, from your own camera, or drawings of vase shapes that you might find by doing a search on the web.  Most of you will likely do a google image search for "vase shapes", "ceramic vase shapes", "traditional vase shapes", "Greek vase shapes", or "contemporary vase shapes", or you can go to accessceramics.org and go to browse/object type/vases or vessels.  Copy and paste 3 pictures to the post.  Try to find images of work that is not mass produced, find some pieces that have some interest to them, a sleek modern shape is OK as long as you are interested in it.  I want you to find three vase shapes where the shape goes in and out, or out and in at least one time.  Happy searching, take a look at the photo here and it should give you an example of what I am looking for.  Take the time to take a look at the other images that your classmates have posted.

Blog Assignment #1

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First of all, do not read any of the comments until you have posted your own.  For this Blog entry you will be answering the following questions:

1. Describe the imagery that you see in detail such as the red figure in the center and the background behind that red figure.

2. What is this object?

3. Do you consider this art, yes or no. Describe the reason for your answer