My Clay Handbuilding Notes

I taught ceramics classes in college during my grad tenure at Utah State University (Thx John Neely and Susan Harris!) While doing so, I came up with a number of handouts. These have spread around the internet, but the original batch went away long ago.

I still get nice notes from teachers who use them and if they are available for free. (If you want to hit the donation button on the way out, it’s always appreciated.)

Here are the originals. I am releasing these under a Creative Commons License.

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Here they are:

what is clay made up of?

What's up with glaze?

firing pottery

Pinch pottery lesson

soft slab lesson

hard slab lesson

Glaze lesson

coil head lesson

coil sculpture lesson

multimedia lesson

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About John

Interested in how information intersects daily life, technology, and art. Collaboration specialist, working in social and collaborative media. Biomedical Informaticist, focusing on patient/patient, patient/provider communication.
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2 Responses to My Clay Handbuilding Notes

  1. Sketchy says:

    Thank you for sharing your work! We can all learn and grow instead of re-inventing the wheel all the time. I appreciate it.

  2. John says:

    Thanks, Sketchy!
    That is my hope, that folks can leverage what I did and make in their own.

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