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SPEAKING OF CLAY: A Vocabulary Resource for Ceramic Teachers and Students

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Speaking of Clay: A Vocabulary Resource for Ceramic Teachers and Students
by Tracy Fortune

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Pages 100
Audience: Art/Ceramics Teachers and their Students
  1. Focus of This Book: This book is focused on ceramics vocabulary and is designed to be a resource for art/ceramics teachers and their students. There are many very student-friendly pages that focus on key ceramics terms and concepts. Other pages are more in-depth and are therefore more suitable for ceramics teachers or advanced students who want to broaden their knowledge. 
  2. Structure of This Book: This book is organized into chapters, each one focusing on the vocabulary terms relating to different aspects of ceramics. This resource includes chapters on Tools and Equipment, Attributes of Clay, Clay Methods and the Elements and Principles of Design. There is also an nine-page glossary of ceramic terms. 
  3. ALL ABOUT CLAY SERIES: This resource is the third in a series of 4 ceramics books by Tracy Fortune.
ALL ABOUT CLAY SERIES: This resource is the fourth in a series of ceramics books by Tracy Fortune.
  1.  “Clay Inspirations” is technique-based, with chapters on Pinch Pots, Coil, Slab, Melted Glass and Extruder Techniques and has lots of images to inspire students and artists.
  2. . “Functional Clay Inspirations” has over 100 functional artwork ideas and also contains lots of inspiring images by students and professional artists.
  3. “Speaking of Clay: A Vocabulary Resource for Ceramic Teachers and Students" which is packed full of illustrations, images and descriptions relating to the various aspects of ceramics including tools, equipment, methods, glazing and more. 
  4. "Clay Matters: A Go-To Guide for Ceramics Teachers and Students" has ideas, tips, descriptions, images and step-by-step instructions for clay-forming techniques, glazing, decorating methods and suggestions for delving into the creative process.

Tracy Fortune is an author, artist and art educator who has taught art and ceramics for over 30 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
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Customer Reviews

Lisa W.

Verified Buyer

9 months ago

Comprehensive Resource

I have been a potter and teaching ceramics for many years. This is the most comprehensive source for the "big ideas" in creating with clay in the classroom. Most of the time I feel like I have to tweak resources for teaching...not with this digital book. Every page is a great handout as is! Thanks Tracey!

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