Teaching an advanced Ceramics class this year was something new for me. I was excited by the prospect of giving the kids a lot of freedom and choice to hone the skills they learned in Ceramics I. Earlier in the year, students created a sculptural response project
–designing a 3-D sculpture that was inspired by a 2-D piece of art. This spring they completed a similar assignment by designing a 3-D sculpture that was inspired by a piece of music, film or literature. These rough guidelines gave the students a lot of room to explore, express themselves, and further develop the particular clay techniques that they felt would work best to reach their goal.