Intro Class - Vase Shapes


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 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.

Intermediate Blog- Lids


For this blog you will be doing an internet image search on Google or another web browser for either “Thrown ceramic lidded jars” or “Thrown pottery with lids”. near the top of your browser you should be able to click on the word “Images” so that your results are all images of pottery for you to look at. I want you to find three pieces that you find interesting or aesthetically pleasing. Post the three images in one blog comment. In order to post the images you will need to copy the image and paste it to the blog comment. To copy on a PC you will right click and you should have the option to copy, same thing for pasting. On a mac you will need to click with two fingers and you will see the same options. In many cases you will need to first click on the image in the browser to take you to the webpage where that image lives. Email me if you have any questions about it.

Throwing a Cylinder on the Wheel


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!

Blog Assignment #1


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