Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I recently took a job teaching ceramics at the High School level and am interested in any resources for posters, art work, and any kind of classroom decor.

I think it's pretty common to everyone but all of the stuff in my current studio and past studios I've worked in have been promotional posters from shows, distributors and other artists collected over long periods of time. 

I was wondering if anyone knew of any places to purchase posters of specific artworks (contemporary or historical) or past shows, exhibitions etc. Everything I've found so far have just been kind of lame "inspirational" fare or generic clay puns about being "fired up" and whatnot.

Anything sites or stores would be great!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For Art terms like Elements and Principles, art supply companies like Sax (Now part of School Specialty)  or Dick Blick offer such things.  

Allposters.com has a great selection of Art posters.

Or, depending on your district, you can print and laminate things yourself.  Just be careful of copyright laws.

 

Of course, I say all this, not knowing where you are located.  So some of my suggestions won't work for you if you aren't in the States.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the tips! I've looked through a lot of those and while all posters has wonderful art prints they don't have much of ceramic artists. I think I'll probably head down to the NC pottery center and see if they have a back catalog or archive of past shows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've found some great posters through Chinese Clay Art, also I've picked up wonderful materials from museum gift shops, most of which you can order online. I had a large bulletin board installed and have my students populate it with artists postcards from studio, art show visits and I put some up from NCECA and printouts of work I find on the web, ALSO I use the board to put up an artist of the week for kids to sketch and talk about. There are some great "how tos" and pots shape pages at the end of every pottery making illustrated. I pull out the "how tos" laminate them and have them handy for students who master a skill early and wanyt to move forward solo. They're also good for putting on the wall. 

Hope this helps.

Dawn 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I, too,  had posters and postcards from museum shops, NCECA, etc on the wall of the ceramics studio where I taught in Montana at MSU-Billings. 

There is one of 100 Chinese teapots. Great visuals. Your post was mentioned at the Potters Council meetings as how we could better serve the teaching community. Do you think posters of how-to posters would be of interest? For example, reduce an article from PMI into a poster on how to make a hand built mug in photos. What do you think?

 

Marcia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Along this line, how many posters on the forum out there would allow an individual to use pictures from their gallery to create classroom teaching materials? Of course I would think that permissions would have to be posted, that credit given in the classroom material for the pictures of pots or processes, and that the poster would have to be a one time production for in the classroom. How about it, would any one allow this?

 

 

best,

Pres

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have no problem with my work being used.  I actually asked the Guinea Potter to show some of her amazing underglaze work.

Students never seem to understand the difference between using glaze and underglaze.  I tell them underglazes behave more like paints, and Guinea's work is an excellent example of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the stuff i do is so basic that i do not think anyone would want to use it.  i do not object to someone using something i have done but there are lots of books covering it in more detail.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.