Lab Summary Week 3: Pottery

Introduction Our second lab was a venture into making pottery inspired by Early Medieval English techniques. After the fall of the Roman empire, many communities in England turned away from mass production and wheel usage in their creation of pottery. As we learned in our readings for the week, there was no longer a need…

Week 3 Group A Lab Data: Pottery

Introduction: For this week’s pottery lab, my group (Group A) was tasked with creating our pottery with a temper that consisted of mostly gravel and sand, with only a very small amount of chaff. The exact and ideal proportions that our group tried to use was as follows: 500g clay, 80g sand, 19g gravel, 1g…

Group E Lab Data: Week 3 (Pottery)

Process: Our group’s process was rather different than the other groups’ because we were using clay from the Carleton Arboretum, gathered by geology and pottery students at Carleton, rather than the mass-produced combination clay used in most modern pottery studios. We began by first grinding arb clay that had been dried for months, and perhaps…