|Pinch Pot Creatures, Y8. Age levels 5 up learn how to make pinch pots. |
It is satisfying to see students grow in their clay building skills and techniques. Y8 this year, surprised me. They wanted to create Pinch Pot creatures, then I showed them how to join two pinch pots to make a sphere. They were so quick and interested. We also got into Coil pot making!!
Y12 & 13s made their first Slab build containers. It was challenging and there were a few redos, and experiencing cracks and kiln failures. All in all it was not a total loss, and there were happy faces.
Now that techniques are being applied repeatedly, and mastered, glaze techniques and who knows perhaps wheel turning is in our Secondary future?
|Two Pinch Pots create a sphere, egg, ball, to carve into, y8 here again. This 2nd build technique attaching and sealing joints/seams. A hole is needed to let air escape when in kiln.|