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CLAY MATTERS: A Go-To Guide for Ceramics Teachers and Students

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CLAY MATTERS: A Go-To Guide for Ceramics Teachers and Students
by Tracy Fortune 

Are you a new-ish ceramics teacher looking for insights into working with clay that will help you be a better teacher? Are you an experience teacher that wants student-friendly material to share with your students? 
Clay Matters covers everything from getting started with clay, to firing and reclaiming clay. There are ideas, tips, descriptions, and step-by-step instructions for clay-forming techniques, glazing, and decorating methods, as well as suggestions for delving into the creative process. Eye-catching pages with lots of diagrams and images give this resource broad appeal. Teachers, ceramists, and students, from novice to experienced, will love owning this handy resource. There are lots of student-friendly pages that teachers can incorporate into their lessons and more in-depth pages to help teachers and advanced students broaden their knowledge.

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100 pages
Art/Ceramics Teachers and their Students

This book is organized into chapters, each one focusing on a different aspect of teaching and learning about ceramics. The resource includes chapters on Preparing & Joining Clay, Clay Forming Methods and Decorating & Finishing and Using the Creative Process for Idea Development. 

ALL ABOUT CLAY SERIES: This resource is the fourth in a series of ceramics books by Tracy Fortune.
  1.  “Clay Inspiration” 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.
  5. Clay Studio Tips: 100+ Practical and Creative Tips for the Ceramics Studio or Classroom" has lots of great ideas to help your space be more organized and run more effieciently. 
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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