The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences- Integrated Ceramics Classes 2013-2014

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

MeANS on the Good-Will Hinckley Campus

MeANS on the Good-Will Hinckley Campus

sculpture class

sculpture class

Student work- studying Valera Baytsa

Student work- studying Valera Baytsa

Student Sculpture studying slab construction, simple forms

Student Sculpture studying slab construction, simple forms

Really refining the dry clay and picking out any rocks or twigs

Really refining the dry clay and picking out any rocks or twigs

Hoping to find this..... will keep looking

Hoping to find this….. will keep looking

crushing the clay we did find before we mix it

crushing the clay we did find before we mix it

Taking soil samples Fall 2013... looking for clay on campus

Taking soil samples Fall 2013… looking for clay on campus

Mixing up our batch of clay gathered from campus

Mixing up our batch of clay gathered from campus

wedging the new batch to make it workable

wedging the new batch to make it workable

students recording and measuring clay samples

students recording and measuring clay samples

shrinkage bars made from clay samples from campus

shrinkage bars made from clay samples from campus

Cutting and arranging the hand made tiles

Cutting and arranging the hand made tiles in math class

Made some really great tessellations in Math class

Made some really great tessellations in Math class

brushing on slips and clear glaze

brushing on slips and clear glaze

another variation of tessellating tiles and shifting patterns

another variation of tessellating tiles and shifting patterns

Tiles in a tessellating pattern using color to manipulate the plane

Tiles in a tessellating pattern using color to manipulate the plane

Students presenting their tile project 2013

Students presenting their tile project 2013

The humanities class working on coils and Native American pots

The humanities class working on coils and Native American pots

brushing on slips

brushing on slips

pinch pot

pinch pot

some pots lined up to dry

some pots lined up to dry

Loading the pit firing

Loading the pit firing

lighting the fire

lighting the fire

unloading the firing

unloading the firing

Just one of the many pieces we fired using ancient techniques

Just one of the many pieces we fired using ancient techniques

a display of our pit fired vessels

a display of our pit fired vessels

Our pit fired Pots done in English and Social Studies classes while we researched Native American cultures

Our pit fired Pots done in English and Social Studies classes while we researched Native American cultures

Presenting our work to the Cornville Charter School students

Presenting our work to the Cornville Charter School students

Showing the younger kids how we did it and what we learned.

Showing the younger kids how we did it and what we learned.

Our sculpture Art show with mind maps and Artist statements

Our sculpture Art show with mind maps and Artist statements

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