Pottery 1

  • Pottery 1 is an introductory course into the world of pottery.  During the semester, we learn the basic handbuilding techniques of pinch pot, coil, slab and sculpting.  Each student also has brief experience throwing on the pottery wheel.  We also explore various surface techniques as well as glazes.  Each of the assignments are based on an artist or culture to bring in an art history component.  Students also learn to write an artist statement and/or evaluation of their work.  As in all art classes at BHS, the elements and principles of art and design are reviewed and reinforced in each project.