Art 215 (Ceramics I)
Pots made at home
Students who took pottery wheels home when the pandemic closed campus were encouraged to document/photograph all of their work from as many angles as possible, so that I could try and assess their progress. We also held regular Zoom meetings with small groups (3-4 students at a time), and often they would watch me demonstrate on the wheel, or students would take turns throwing pots so that we could observe their form/movements, and offer feedback.
The old adage ‘quality over quantity’ actually does not apply to learning pottery – students who make a high volume of forms always end up making the best pots by the end of the semester.