Anatomy for the Artist,
Author Sarah Simbley, published by DK Publishing. This is an excellentanatomy book which will be very helpful to you and is recommended for the class.
Modeling the Figure in Clay
, author Bruno Luchessi. Available on Reserve for this course inthe FAA Library. Review this prior to beginning the figure modeling projects.Additional books have been placed in the Fine Art and Architecture Library under the coursenumber as helpful resources for ceramic techniques.
The Craft and Art of Clay
author SusanPeterson and
Hands in Clay
, author Charlotte Speight (are excellent texts for information for building and glaze techniques).
Ceramic Figures: A Directory of Artists
by Michael Flynn(Rutgers Press) is an excellent overview of international contemporary ceramic sculptors whowork with the human figure. Also recommended is
Anatomy for Artists
or any other comparablebook on the topic.
Bound sketchbook, small bucket, cut off wire, needle tool, metal rib, metal serrated rib, trimmingtool, small sponge, clean up sponge, plastic (to cover work in progress for controlled drying),rolling pin (optional), turntable/lazy susan (metal at Home Depot or Lowes), Kemper Mini RibbonSculpting Tools/Set, three wooden sculpting tools (JA 15, JA 18, JA 24 shown in class), scalpel,patching spatula, calipers (optional), ruler, blow dryer, small lidded container for slip, paintbrushes, make-up sponges, a lock for your locker.All tools listed above should be available at the cfop, Bookstore on campus. If you would like toorder through a Ceramic materials vendor please feel free to contact: Bennett Pottery Supply (1-800-432-0074), or axner/Laguna Clay Company (1-800-843-7057).The clay used during this course will be red earthenware also know as terra cotta. Clay, algi-safe and plaster will be available for purchase in ten pound increments at the UF Bookstore.Bring the circus ticket that you will receive when you pay at the Art Counter to the CeramicsArea Clay Dispensary Employee during the scheduled “open” hours. They will dispense you theclay you have paid for across campus. Your glazes and miscellaneous shop materials areincluded in the costs of the clay. You will be asked to purchase a special casting material calledalginate. This material can be purchased through the Ceramics Program.
Please wear shoes and proper attire, tie back hair and loose clothing when working aroundshop equipment. Wear a respirator if mixing clay, or glaze materials. A proper respirator isrequired when spraying glazes. Welcome to uf ceramics handout
Sign up for a locker to be used as storage for tools and clay. The list is on the bulletin boardadjacent to Room 14. Lockers must be cleaned out and locks removed by the end of finals or the contents will be considered abandoned. However, if you are returning please note this onthe locker door and your belongings will not be disturbed.