Columbus North High School Art Department

1400 25th Street, Columbus, IN 47201



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Ceramics 3


Within this continuation of Ceramics 2, students will engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art criticism, aesthetics, and production. Students continue to create works of art in clay utilizing the processes of hand building, molds, wheel throwing, slip and glaze techniques, and the firing processes.  Students will reflect upon the historical, cultural, and functional aspects of their ceramic forms.

Projects & Concepts
Nature Inspired Clay Tiles


To create a nature inspired clay tile mosaic focusing on texture, balance, and unity

Response to Painting- Abstract Sculpture

Students will create an abstract clay sculpture using the additive method by focusing on line, shape, and balance.

Introduction to Potter's Wheel


Students will learn the basics of wheel throwing and create six finished pieces.

Decoration Experiments- Wax-Resist, Subtractive Method, Slip Trailing

Students will create five decorated clay vessels that show knowledge of subtractive method, slip trailing technique, and wax-resist technique.

Historical Sgraffito 


Students will create a historical coil vessel with sgraffito design technique that shows line and unity.

Independent Study- Handbuilding/Potter's Wheel

Students will create and design their own projects to further knowledge and skills in a specific area of interest.