Name of Collection: Studio Art

School Name: Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

Address: 5800 20th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Phone: (718) 621-8942
Fax: (718) 323-9513

Librarian: Lucy DiMatteo

Librarian's e-mail:

Introduction: The studio art collection is a portal to art resources, both print and non-print. Our collection includes studio arts, crafts and fine arts. This pathfinder is focusing on the ceramics part of the collection.

Questions for Inquiry:

How can clay be used to create decorative and utilitarian vessels?

How can I decorate a clay pot?

What types of glazes are available?

Who are famous ceramic artists?

Keywords: ceramics, pottery, tiles, glazes

Subject Headings: pottery, ceramics, glazes, decorative arts, tiles

Dewey Decimal Classification(s): 738, Biographies

Key Books:

* Britt, John. The Complete guide to HighFire Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 10. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2004.

Davis, Don. Wheel-thrown ceramics: altering, trimming, adding, finishing. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1998.

Giorgini, Frank. Handmade tiles: designing, making, decorating. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1994.

Herbert, Tony. The decorative tile: in architecture and interiors. London: Phaidon Pr, 1995.

Jones, Mike. Handcrafted ceramic tiles. New York: Sterlilng Pub, 1998.

Levin, Elaine. History of American Ceramics: 1607 to the present. New York, Abrams, 1988.

Peters,Lynn. Surface decoration for low-fire ceramics: slips,terra sigillata... Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1999.

Fiction Books: Park, Linda Sue. A single shard. New York: Clarion Books, 2001.

Magazine Articles

• Print: Judy Adams. "Soda with sparkle: a profile of soda glaze specialist Ruthanne Tudball," by Judy Adams. Ceramics Monthly. April 2007, 40-42.

"Georgette Ore and Rascal Ware...back again for the first time," Ceramics Monthly. February 2004, 17. Walls, Wuanda M.T. "Blanca Garcia de la Sota," Ceramics Monthly. December 2004.


Hercher, Gail Pike. "Marblehead: Restraint in form,color and design," American Bungalow Date: Dec. 21, 2000: 28-31, SIRS Renaissance, SIRS Knowledge Source April 17, 2007.<>

*American Ceramic Society Pottery Making Illustrated

Databases: SIRS Renaissance; World Book Online

Web Sites:

John Britt
Ceramics Today

American Craft Museum. Clayworks. Glenview, IL, Crystal Productions. (VHS, 14 mins.)
American Craft Museum. Contemporary clay: diverse soup tureen forms. Glenview, IL. Crystal Productions. (VHS 24 min.)
American Craft Museum. Functional pottery.Glenview, IL. Crystal Productions..(VHS 22 mins.)
Favor, Mollie . Ceramics handbuilding.:pinch and coil construction Glenview, IL. Crystal Productions, 1999.(VHS 46 min)

Community Resources:
American Ceramic Society
Notebook developed by a high school art teacher

Curriculum Standards Related to this Topic:
ART MAKING: Students construct meanings about the world through art making; build upon experiences to expresss a personal vision; develop a global perspective and recognize the power of art to communicate beliefs and values.
Grade 12 Benchmark: Create a sculpture that demonstrates
  • Awareness of spatial relationships and balance
  • Utility through color shape and pattern
  • A variety of two and threee dimensional objects