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Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof
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Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Connecting the Dots
"I want to hear all about the workshop in Singapore and if there is anything I can do to help with discussions - on clay related topics - ask!"
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"a little leica dlux... I cannot be trusted with anything larger. kendra"
Aug 24, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"Adam, Basically you just don't want the clay to dry out too quickly in a hot climate. The smaller the dry particles, the shorter the time will be. You could take boards and cover them with plastic for a lid - or a piece of board. Garbage bags…"
Feb 19, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"Joan is right. The clay needs to be absolutely dry and this is where your behaviour modification programme comes in or - as you call it, behaviour management. Let them go at it. Pulverize the stuff any way they can. Good luck!"
Feb 19, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"Just a thought. Depending on how quick you want this clay, Adam, I might suggest some great big pails!"
Feb 19, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"Hi Adam, Hopefully you will get a lot of feedback from everyone! I have done this and seen it done many ways. So I will give you all of the variations I have seen and maybe others will join in with their experiences. The first time I did this, I did…"
Feb 19, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"On another note, one year's dry clay could be put in the hole and watered and covered for the next year's class. The Chinese porcelain masters would actually make the porcelain and bury it for use by the next generation because it was so…"
Feb 17, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"I think behaviour management is a good idea! You could also prepare the clay at the beginning of the school year on and off for use in the spring. This might help. Otherwise, dig a hole, put the clay in it, fill it with water, cover it and check it…"
Feb 17, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"Adam and friends, I was just thinking/pondering the dilemma the modern world with all of its handy devices has caused in teaching ceramics. One thing that I did with a colleague was to devise a course that was called Clay as Art. And the first unit…"
Feb 17, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"Hi Adam, Recycling clay! Good for you. This is where you can really get those students of yours exercising. You need to break up the clay. This is where the students come in. Let them hit it, pound it, jump on it, whatever it takes. Then you need…"
Feb 17, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"OK. Shimpo Corporation has merged with another one and there are kilns in the catalogue. Go to this site: http://www.shimpoceramics.com/ and download a catalogue."
Feb 17, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"Hi Jo, There is the famous Shimpo wheel but the only Japanese kiln I know of has a discussion on this blog: http://claycraft.blogspot.com/2009/02/japanese-gaselectric-hybrid-kiln.html I don't know anything about this product. Maybe someone has…"
Feb 17, 2009
Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof commented on kendra Farrell's group Ceramic Educators
"An approximate price for a 6.6 cubic foot electric automatic kiln is $2350 US. That does not include the cost of the kiln shelves and posts or, of course, shipping and any taxes. I just can't figure out why there is not an electrician in China…"
Feb 16, 2009

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Art Educator Resources

The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has a large number of packets for art educators. You can find these at:

http://www.asianart.org/educatorresources.htm

If you scroll down, you will notice that information can be downloaded as a PDF. You can order the entire packet plus image CD and slides for $25 for almost all of the topics.

Check it out! Life is much easier sometimes when the experts help.

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 2:02am

Survey for all members: Ceramics, Ceramic History and the Middle and High School Level Teaching

Hi Everyone,



I want to get your thoughts on something. I am a ceramic art history and past studio artist teaching Asian art history at the university level in Canada. I have been part of the Manitoba Arts Council's Artist in Residence for 11 years.....that should be enough of a background: practising artist turned historian now seeking to write short and to the point history of Asian ceramics to accompany classroom activities and school tours/trips seeks advice:



As an… Continue

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 11:29am

Chinese ceramics and Islamic art

The Freer Sackler Gallery in Washington DC is a treasure trove of information on Asian ceramics. They have a great on line collection and a multitude of special exhibitions. One that might interest highschool art educators or university instructors is the site on the influences between the Chinese and the Islamic world with regard to ceramic development. Check it out at: http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/iraqChina/defaultIC.htm

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 12:28am — 2 Comments

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At 7:05pm on August 24, 2009, kendra Farrell said…
a little leica dlux... I cannot be trusted with anything larger. kendra
At 10:15pm on February 24, 2009, Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof said…
I think you were dreaming but hey! I am glad you did. I am into the 4th chapter of The Last Chef in China. Devouring it like I wish I could the food. Another cold yucky day in Canada. Oh when will spring come. I was sent some photos of the snow in BJ. All the best.
At 2:17pm on February 24, 2009, kendra Farrell said…
June 1-4th jingdezhen. You told me you had read a Cup of Light by Mones? was I dreaming. xo kendra
At 12:05am on February 24, 2009, Mary A Steggles, Art Hist Prof said…
Oh, but I can recommend The Last Days of Old Beijing.
At 7:08pm on February 23, 2009, kendra Farrell said…
you can grab areas on your page and pull them around the page. For instance your "latest activity" you can pull to the bottom and your blog and or photos to the top... try it. xo
At 9:14am on February 13, 2009, Taida Supronas said…
Welcome on board Mary Ann. I'm trying to pick up the threads....Mexico, ceramics, Toronto , brrrrrr.

Taida, the Torontonian during the easy seasons.
At 8:01am on February 13, 2009, Joan Lueth said…
HI Mary Ann! We've had our share of ceramic trauma this year. Wish we had you on staff as the resident expert!~
At 6:28am on February 13, 2009, kendra Farrell said…
I am so excited that you are with us! I bet Mexico helped but watch that harsh canadian weather. How about starting a group here at ararte on chinese ceramics? We are going to Jingsezhen in June. Keep in touch and get well!!!
xo kendra
At 4:33am on February 13, 2009, kendra Farrell said…
Welcome!! oops your profile pic is a bit askew!! I think of you often while reading the Last Chinese Chefs.. I have been so enjoying the books you recommended. Feel free to add content and your expertise in Chinese Porcelain. kendra
 
 
 

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