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Pottery Video of the Week: A Great Lesson Plan for Understanding Clay and the Human Figure

Posted On August 24, 2012 2 Comments

It’s that time of year again. Students and teachers are heading back to school. So we thought we’d have a back-to-school sale on of our most popular DVD for the education set – Neil Patterson’s Clay Projects and Fundamentals. Perhaps the best way to gain an understanding of clay and all it’s properties is to pick up a lump and start shaping it. And modeling clay into the human form is a great way to learn about proportion, symmetry, and gesture. In today’s post, Neil takes us through a simple figure sculpting project. This project also ties in well with history and world cultures lessons.


Clay Projects and Fundamentals

Posted On July 26, 2012 Comments Off on Clay Projects and Fundamentals

Back-to-School SALE!

Save $10 on the DVD or Downloadable Video!

In this Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video, Neil Patterson focuses on the fundamentals of working with clay to provide an indispensable resource for those just starting out in clay, and those who teach them. The DVD is structured in the same way Neil approaches a semester of beginning ceramics, starting with pinch pots and moving on to more complex slab-built pieces. In addition to demonstrating eight hands-on projects, Neil provides an introduction to studio materials, as well as a bonus guide geared specifically toward teachers to help them address state educational goals and standards.