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CEEB Code: 052358 PVPUSD
Visual/Performing Arts » Ceramics


Teacher: Joe Pinkelman
Room: 201
310-378-8471 x43221

Joe Pinkelman received his BFA with an emphasis in sculpture from Colorado State University.   He received his MFA in ceramics from UCLA.  Prior to teaching at Palos Verdes High School, Joe taught at University High School in Los Angeles.  Joe was the first hired art teacher at PVHS when it reopened in 2002.  He currently is teaching ceramics, sculpture, AP 3-D Design, and AP Art History.  Joe also started a glass blowing program and just completed a surf board shaping shed.  The 2016/2017 school year marks Joe’s 22nd year of teaching and he is happy to be part of the Sea King family.


Ceramics I, II
Students are introduced to various hand building techniques, pottery wheel throwing, and different glaze applications. Ceramics II students have the opportunity to work more independently on their own ideas. Students can do glass blowing as part of the curriculum.
Glass Blowing