Intro to Pottery Primitive, Production, Present. Primitive An introduction to pottery and ceramic terms through early pottery methods. Production Making Pottery and selling it for a living. Present Pottery as a art form. Pottery Primitive.
Pottery: Ware, such as plates, bowls, mugs, pots, vases, molded from moist clay then hardened by heat.
Early civilizations used pottery as a survival method.
They stored food, water and other goods in the pieces they made.
Using one’s hands and simple hand tools to shape and mold clay into forms.
The maker uses the palm and fingers to press the clay outward. This is the most simple form of hand building.
Pit Fired Pottery Examples
You will create a primitive pot using the
hand-building pinching method.
You will focus on proportion and even thickness for your bowl.
Up Next…….Production Pottery
Clay Pieces made to sell for a profit.
Kilowatts used x Hours used x cents per kw-hr.
110 kw x 11hr x .10 = 12.10
Bisque firing + Glaze Firing = Total Firing Cost
12.10 + 12.10 = 24.20
Clay Pieces made as an art form.
Having or serving a utilitarian purpose.
Utilitarian – usable; eating, cooking, storage, bookends, candle holder, etc.
Having no specific function other than visual pleasure.
Sculpture is created as a visual art form to appeal to the senses and not necessarily used.
EACH INDIVIDUAL COIL MUST BE SCORED AND SLIPPED