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Student Work: Greenwich Community College


Some examples of student work from the evening class at Greenwich Community College, using a “5 second” plate technique:

  1. Roll out the clay to an even thickness using guides.
  2. Imprint textured fabric by rolling onto clay and then removing it.
  3. Place the mold on the clay and cut around the perimeter.
  4. Place the cut out clay on a sponge, face up.
  5. Press the mold onto the clay on the sponge.
  6. Place the plate on a board, let it harden, and sponge the edges.

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Example using cobalt carbonate wash and clear glaze, fired to 1260 degrees.

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Student work using the same technique and finish, fired to 1260 degrees.

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Student work using the same technique for making with different glazes, fired to 1260 degrees.

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Student work using the same technique for making with different glazes, fired to 1260 degrees.

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Student work using the same technique for making, ‘greenwich green’ glaze, fired to 1260 degrees.

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Thrown plates, decorated using oxides and underglaze colour, clear glazed, fired to 1260 degrees.


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Betty Woodman – Theatre of the Domestic


Retrospective of Betty Woodman’s work currently showing at the ICA in London.

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https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/betty-woodman

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fra angelica's room

fra angelica’s room

 

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detail

Wall paper made from the  pieces that result  when cutting out the vessel  shapes from thrown and stretched slabs. See this great movie of Betty explaining how these pieces are made and put up.

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wallpaper

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Beginners First Thrown Pots


Examples of first ever thrown work from the ceramics evening classes I’m currently teaching  at Greenwich Community College, using the “no centering method” taught to me by Takeshi Yasuda.

Bone dry                                                             Leatherhard

Raw stoneware clay thrown one week, then turned the next, when the work has become “leatherhard”,  meaning stiff enough to turn upside down, recentre and using turning tools, make a foot ring.

Well done everyone, how different they will look when glazed and ready to take home to enjoy.

Here are links for how to join next terms classes type ceramic courses into this link