Friday, November 18, 2011

What a year!

It has been quite a year! A new gas kiln, 2 new wheels, a new kiln courtyard, and AMAZING students. Thank you Tigard community for all of these good things going on at the Tigard High Ceramics Program. Soon the whole kiln project will have a "complete" stamp and we can start focusing on quality firings.  Peace!
Greg Johnson

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Featured student

Lauren is a second year student with a gift in expressive anthropomorphic sculptures. Here is one of her latest studies. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Almost ready to fire!

Our kiln is built and almost ready to fire!

We only need:
-Gas Line (to be done by district soon)
-Shelter Installed
-Final Mechanical permit

Cross your finger and this could be done in 2 weeks!

Greg Johnson

Friday, September 16, 2011


 Sure, we all enjoyed break but you have to admit you missed ceramics. I know I did! We have some additions this year! A new gas kiln that is nearly operational and ready to fire. A whole new courtyard area to spray glaze, fire, and raku. And lastly a new ceramics 2 is in session for the first time. Stay tuned for more images of our progress throughout the year.

Our new 40cu ft Minnesota Flat Top designed by Nils Lou of Linfield College.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Have a great summer!

Hopefully when you come back there will be a kiln waiting for you!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Join Here:

Tigard High IS Ceramics

Week 1

up and running.....

Possible topics:

What is your first focus and how is it going?

Find a ceramic piece online you admire and talk about it.

Link to a cool ceramics youtube video.

Comment on someone else's post.

Thats it! :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Ceramics Showcase High School Gallery

The HUGE ceramics show!!!

This is coming up in about a month and a half. I fully expect the work that we send to come from IS students. I would think about making something for the show asap if you are interested!


Check it out:

Friday, February 4, 2011


Lets see them!

Mr. J


We have 3 new wheels thanks to our awesome PSO and The Foundation for TT Schools !!!

We are all so thankful!

Now to get to work on our Gas Kiln!

Greg Johnson
THS Ceramics

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

End of an era

Spring Semester! This is going to be a blast!

Fall Semester students I will miss you. Thanks for being such awesome people and working so hard!

IS students, get your blogs and 5 focus posted and approved asap!

Mr. J