Ceramics Online Resources

As of March 19, 2020, the spread of the Covid-19 virus has pushed many schools to adopt a completely online approach to teaching.  This is a bigger challenge for the studio classes.    Bracker’s is committed to acting as a hub for sharing ideas, links, resources and even struggles in converting ceramics classrooms to online spaces.  Click the button below if you want to contribute your successes (or failures) to be shared with our community. 

Flipped Studio

.Dara Green, a ceramics teacher at Central Academy in Des Moines, IA has been using the flipped classroom model to teach ceramics in her high school classroom.  Below, watch her presentation at the 2017 NCECA conference about it.  At the right, check out some popular online tools for teaching

Social Media

From facebook to snap chat, social media is a great way to reach students where they already are.  Coming soon – specific guide to teaching using these platforms

Google Hangouts

One of the leaders in video conferencing.  Works well with google classroom


Click here to learn about this front runner of interactive video conferencing

Google Classroom

This as well as iLearn or Blackboard are all district-implemented options


record videos and students can record video responses to it and to other students videos

Using Youtube

In the coming days, Bracker’s Youtube channel will be updated to include playlists from all over YouTube of useful curated playlists full of videos for teachers to use with their students.  You can get started by perusing the playlist we created for Global Day of Clay

Other Options

Online Ceramic Lectures

From Matt Katz of Ceramic Material Workshops:

CMW is offering free online content, for all educators who are moving to online platforms for the remainder of the semester. Many schools are asking their faculty to move to an online format for the remainder of the term. This is leaving many studio art educators to scramble to figure out how to teach ceramics, online.

Hopefully we can offer you a little breathing room. We are providing our online workshop “Glaze of Our Lives”, for free to your students.

Glaze of Our Lives, is a series of 23, online recorded lectures, explaining how and why glazes work. This is our online workshop, designed for students of all levels, from beginners on up. We start at the beginning and, go through materials, heat, cones, temperature, chemistry, colorants, glaze flaws, and that is just the beginning. It is over 12 hours of content, to give your students a new powerful perspective on materials and glazes. 

How this works?

Contact us at info@ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com with your .edu email address and we’ll get you set up. Or visit ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com for more information and a preview video of one of the lectures.

A massive library

AMACO Resources


How-to guides and videos!

Many of these are projects students can complete at home. Bracker’s is working on putting together student kits that can be checked out

Instagram, Images & Inspiration

Pinterest boards

searchable, linkable, shareable

Instagram accounts to inform your work.   Connect with other clay folk from your home quarantine

Share what you have!

Have ideas to share?  Send them here and we’ll get them posted as fast as we can.