Slab Assignment


What are we doing?

  • Learning the basics of using a pottery wheel. Each student will have 1 week on the wheel to practice centering and throwing.


What do we have to turn in/participate in?

  • You need to be working on the wheel for the whole class period every day during your week
  • You need to clean up your wheel and tools 10 minutes before the end of class
  • You need to maintain a positive and respectful attitude towards the equipment and the people in the class
  • You do NOT need to keep anything that you make. This is just for practice. But you should work on improving your skills from day to day.
  • You will be graded on all of the above


What should I make sure to do?

  • Bring an apron or smock because working on the wheel is messy
  • Wedge at least two lumps of clay everyday before you start on the wheel
  • Try making both tall narrow pots and also wide low pots
  • Use the techniques that you will learn in class, but also experiment with what the clay will and will not do
  • Clean up the tools and wheel so that it is completely clay free

What should I think about?

  • Using your whole body, and not just your arms
  • Even if you make mistakes, don't be discouraged. With clay you can always start over.
  • If anything goes wrong, try to figure out what went wrong and why. Use that knowledge to improve your skills.


What should I do if I need help? ………………………Ask Me :)

































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