Ceramic III
All student are required to wear safe shoes in the ceramic lab. They need to have rubber soles. No heels, sandals or slippers. Please bring safe shoes to change into (may be stored in your locker) or wear them in. The floors become very slippery with clay dust and when water is introduced, may endanger your child's safety.

  • A minimum of 2 zipper gallon-size plastic bags (or larger) with their name/hr printed on them is strongly suggested as this will keep the air from drying out their work
  • A large plastic flimsy bag (like a dry-cleaner bag) may prove helpful but is NOT mandatory.
  • A personal spray bottle is nice but NOT mandatory.
  • If your child has long hair, something to pull it out of their face and project would be nice. (I only have rubber bands which are not kind to hair.)
  • I will try to have hand lotion available at my desk. If your child prefers to have their own, it must be UNSCENTED if applied during class. Otherwise they will have to wait to apply the scented variety after leaving the classroom to protect those with scent allergies.
  • We will have aprons available for your child's use. They will not be laundered till the end of the school year. If your child prefers to bring in their own, please have their name visible.

This class is based on a focus area that your child wants to concentrate on with the end-product being a portfolio of work on that concentration. They will decide if they want to focus on form, function, building technique or purpose. Students meet with instructor to discuss and agree upon each project at the beginning of the course. They are required to daily document their progress, problems, solutions and decisions. These records are graded each Tuesday. Their portfolio of work is graded at the end of the trimester and based on their creating what they contracted to build, parameters set for each project, craftsmanship, proper building technique and creativity.

They make take this class as often as they wish after successfully completing Ceramics I. This is a self-disciplined, self-paced class. The instructor facilitates with problem-solving and progress in achieving their goals.