Visual Arts 10: Ceramics

In Visual Arts 10, we create a simple coil-built vessel. Then we cover it with slip and carve a pattern and a picture into it.


  1. Clay Technique
    • Smooth, carefully formed surface
    • Strong, not slumping no cracks
    • Is able to withstand mishandling
  2. Carving
    • Crisp, accurate lines
    • Even depth
    • Use of shading
    • Variation of line weight
    • Quality: pattern --> drawing --> both pattern and drawing
  3. Composition
    • Balance of vessel's form
    • Balance of carved work
    • Good physical balance when lifted


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