Upper School Ceramics
Ceramics students train in pinch, slab, and coiling plus high fire glaze applications and have access to practice the potter’s wheel.
Ceramics is a skill-based course that offers students the opportunity to work with their hands in a tactile way. Students are taught basic hand-building techniques which require attentively watching demonstrations, focus, and practice. During the first quarter, students worked at a leisurely pace with low-pressure skill-building exercises. This process is designed to help develop creative confidence. After much practice, these skills are eventually applied to small theme-based sculptures—whereby students are taught more challenging techniques such as conceptualizing and using armatures.