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Ceramics

March 7, 2017

This is your online resource for the 4-H Ceramics project. The manual and record sheet are below.

If you have any questions, please refer to the 4-H Requirement Book or contact the Extension Office.

*If you have trouble accessing any of these documents below because of a disability, please contact the Jackson Co. Extension Office at (812) 358-6101 or send an email to mille330@purdue.edu.

 

Here are the requirements for this project:

ARTS & CRAFTS: CERAMICS

    1. 4-H member must fill out a record sheet to be turned in with the green/white record book.
    2. Choose either “pre-mold ceramics” or “hand built pottery”.
    3. Attach to project 4-H-618-AW “4-H Craft Information Card” for description of work completed on the project.
    4. If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can properly be displayed. For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.
    5. Lamps, figures or any large article should have felt bottoms for protection.

     

    PRE-MOLD CERAMICS (No Porcelain)

    BEGINNER - Grades 3-5

    Things to Learn

    1. How to select pieces
    2. Tools and uses
    3. Glazing or staining techniques

    Exhibit requirements: One simple article, one stain or glaze color. Glazes may be white, colored or crystal.

    INTERMEDIATE – Grades 6-8

    Things to Learn

    1. Staining methods
    2. Antiquing methods

    Exhibit requirements: One article using one or more stains or glazes. Use preparation techniques learned last year and experiment with different effects produced with stain and antiquing.

    ADVANCED - Grades 9-12

    Things to Learn

             Proper techniques for:

    1. Dust away
    2. One stroke
    3. Dry brushing
    4. Overglaze
    5. Chalks
    6. Other advanced techniques

    Exhibit requirements: One article or set of articles technique. This division may be repeated choosing more difficult projects each succeeding year.

     

    HAND BUILT POTTERY

    BEGINNER – Grades 3-5

    Things to Learn

    1. How to prepare clay for use
    2. Tools and uses
    3. Hand building techniques – pinch pot, coil method, slab construction, wheel
    4. Glazing and firing techniques

    Exhibit requirements: One simple article built from hand with one glaze color. Glazes may be white, colored or crystal.

    INTERMEDIATE – Grades 6-8

    Things to Learn

    1. How to prepare clay for use.
    2. Hand building techniques – pinch pot, coil method, slab construction, wheel
    3. Decorating techniques
    4. Underglazing

    Exhibit requirements: One article using one or more stains or glazes. Use techniques learned last year and experiment with different effects for decorating, staining, and glazing.

    ADVANCED – Grades 9-12

    Things to Learn

    1. Hand building techniques – pinch pot, coil method, slab construction, wheel\
    2. Combing techniques
    3. Other advanced techniques

    Exhibit requirements: One article or set of articles built from hand using more than one technique. This division may be repeated choosing more difficult projects each succeeding year.

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