Goals for the Day: Thurs. May 2

Ceramics 2: Introduction to the Wheel

Here are some of the most popular questions that I’ve gotten emailed to me from frantic (worried crazy) students:

Yes… I did get those emails from the people who emailed me.

No, no one stole your projects, I loaded the kiln last Friday before I left.  

No, I won’t tell you where babies come from, after this past week, I’m not sure you want to know.

Scores from the “Wheel Quiz” have been sent out to those of you who took it.  Review which questions you got wrong and go back re-watch the videos.  While you’re at it, have the video playing as you take the quiz.  Remember, work SMART not HARD!!!

While we won’t be starting on the wheel just yet, I do want you guys starting on your re-worked project. I will set up a schedule for firings this month, and YES, your final project must be fired.

Painting 2: Ceiling Tile Prep

Today you will be working on the prep work for gesso-ing or “priming” your ceiling tile. Remember the key points that I made in the video:
1. You are not looking to paint the tile completely white. Gesso’s main purpose is to prepare the surface for paint. Gesso looks like paint, acts like paint, but is not PAINT. What I am trying to get at here is don’t waste time trying to get a completely white tile. 
2. This might take 2 class periods. That’s alright, just keep in mind that the coats should be EVEN and NOT THICKER in any one place.

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