Explore how various ceramic materials are made including: 

  • Learn what tools are used
  • Learn about different glazes
  • Learn different construction techniques
Two children build a figure out of clay

Project units are designed for members 8-18 years old.

Units 1 & 2

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn glazes, glazing, and underglazing techniques
  • Use of elementary tools and equipment
  • Develop a ceramic vocabulary
  • Use of additional tools and equipment
  • Practice skills of basic preparation and techniques for firing
  • Finish and exhibit one or two pieces made using skills described in the manual

Units 3 & 4

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn overglazing techniques
  • Use skills and techniques associated with unfired finishes
  • Finish and exhibit one or two pieces made using skills described in the manual

Units 5 & 6

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn how to assemble shoulder plate dolls
  • Learn techniques and skills on how to create a life like doll
  • Use skills related to hand molding
  • Design, plan, and adapt one or two pieces described in the manual
  • Finish and exhibit one or two pieces made using skills described in the manual

4 -H Record Books are also called e-Records. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. The links to e-Records in the specific project areas are below. Record books are turned in at Interview Judging before our County Fair. In June, you will need to schedule an interview for each of your project areas and bring your record book with you to Interview Judging the week of the Larimer County 4-H Fair.

We have more information about how to fill out your record books here.

Thinking about signing up for the Ceramics Project? Already enrolled but have questions? Contact us.

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Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English. Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.


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