Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ceramics - Greek Pottery Video

Follow the link and watch the following video about Greek pottery. 
You must say something that has not already been said and name a fact that you learned from watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhPW50r07L8

13 comments:

  1. Mary Katherine RogersOctober 18, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    It is interesting how they mix the clay in large pools of water to get the large impurities out.

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  2. I thought it was interesting how the potter had to make many separate pieces then attach them.

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  3. I loved watching how the clay was made at the beginning of the video!! I also liked watching the potters add the details to their work.

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  4. I think it is interesting that we can see that they wedged a big amount of clay by jumping on it and how we still use that today for smaller amounts

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  5. I thought it was so cool that the potters would wedge the clay by using their feet.

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  6. I like how they mix dirt and water to make their own clay! Its also cool how they wedge the clay with their feet in a big portion.

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  7. Lindsey StricklandOctober 20, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    They way they made clay was super interesting and i love watching them use the wheel

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  8. This is really cool! Detailing the vases look hard, though.
    Erin Brown.

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  9. Never thought of wedging that way before...probably never will. Still, the detailing is pretty interesting.
    Gabby Lindau

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  10. It is cool to see where this clay starts from and how it is prepared for us to use to make pottery! They make it look so easy but I know it is actually very hard to make Greek vases

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  11. The three-step process for firing the clay is very complex, especially for people to have figured out the exact process so long ago. It starts with an oxygen-rich environment heated to about 800 degrees centigrade, then the vase turns red, until the kilns vents are closed, making the vase black. These complicated steps make me appreciate the intricate designs even more as people could do these things without the materials that we have access to today.

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  12. I though it was interesting how at the beginning there was a lot of manual labor that went into just making the clay ready to throw on the wheel.

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  13. i found it interesting that they did not just pull the clay out of the ground like we do now in Georgia, but they had to make their own. The ingenuity so long ago is fascinating

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