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: ldimatteo@schools.nyc.gov


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.

Online:

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.<http://www.sirs.com>


*American Ceramic Society Pottery Making Illustrated http://www.potterymaking.org/


Databases: SIRS Renaissance; World Book Online

Web Sites:

John Britt http://www.johnbrittpottery.com
Ceramics Today http://www.ceramicstoday.com
Duncan http://www.duncanceramics.com

VIDEOS/DVDs:
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 http://www.ceramics.org/default.asp
Notebook developed by a high school art teacher http://www.noteaccess.com/MATERIALS/Ceramics/Ceramics.htm

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