Ceramics and Sculpture

GRADE 7

Clay Handbuilding

Students were introduced to the three handbuilding techniques: pinch, coil and slab. They created a range of ceramic pots and creatures using these techniques. They then experimented with underglazes to add colour and highlights to their work.

Hebel Sculptures

Students explored the famous Tikis of the Polynesian Islands. They were introduced to the art of carving and worked on carving heads that resembled Tikis using hebel blocks and a variety of tools. 

Land Art

Students explored the natural artwork of Andy Goldsworthy and created land artwork sculptures using a variety of found natural objects.

Mosaic

 

GRADE 8

Assemblage Sculpture

In this unit students developed an understanding of assemblage in sculpture and learned about the artist Louise Nevelson. Students found a collection of discarded objects and made their own assemblage sculpture.

Clay Handbuilding

In this unit students developed an understanding of the three hand building methods in ceramics:

 - Pinch pot method

 - Coil method

 - slab method

Land Art

In this unit students explored the concept of Land Art. They  looked at the different ways artists have observed and engaged with the land to make art. A focus study was made of Andy Goldsworthy and his work.

Nesting Birds

In this unit students will develop an understanding of the sculpture techniques in ceramics, specifically nesting birds.

They explored this process by drawing inspiration from local Tasmanian ceramic artist Eve Howard. Students sculpted their own large nesting birds and explored surface decoration like sgraffito.

GRADES 9 & 10

Art + Science

Mythological creatures and hybrid creatures of the future.

Handbuilding

In this unit students developed an understanding of the three handbuilding methods in ceramics:

 - Pinch pot method

 - Coil method

 - slab method

Wheel Throwing

In class time and on the excursion to Glazed and Confused students were given the opportunity to complete a wheel thrown vessel and decorate with transfers.