Wednesday, August 25, 2010

School Research Paper

     Please pardon the mass distribution by email, but I have a question for all of the artists that I follow on my blog list – and any others who may read this through other bloggers.
     As you know from my blog, I have started the new ceramics program at a local high school.  One of the projects that I have assigned the students is a ceramic artist research paper.  It is a chance for them to see the works of many different potters, with many different styles and types of clay works – from different parts of the world.  They have to download 2 pictures of the artists’ work, and email the artist to ask several questions about their work, what influenced their style, the medium they work in, the glazes they used on a particular piece, etc.  They only need to write 250 words, but I’m hoping they will end up with much more.  Their final project is to create a piece in the same style and construction technique as the artist they choose for their report (in their own personal interpretation of course).
     May I have your permission to steer them to your blog and website to obtain information, and to contact you by email?  I would appreciate it immensely, and you would be able to influence this new generation of students in their search for new outlets in the world of art. 
     Thanks in advance for reading this post, and for your quick replies. 
Happy Mudding!


  1. I teach high school art as well! Absolutley they can contact me!! They can go to my blog as well---not that it is that infomational....
    2pearspottery at blogger

  2. Absolutley! Send them my way! I have a not so serious blog- 2pearspottery on blogger
    I teach high school ceramics too!


  3. Hello, may I join in ? I agree :}

  4. Yeah you can send them my way, I have done this project myself at University. It is a good project to try and think about something other than your own ideas and trying someone elses allowed me to focus on what I wanted to do for my final year(which wasn't like the work I based it on)

  5. I'd be happy to help, and good luck with the programme.

  6. Sorry you had trouble loading my website. I don't know what the problem was. Of course you can count me in for your research project. It should be interesting for your students to hear what people did with their art after finishing school.

  7. I am in! Love the idea for this project