KS2 Art National Curriculum: Primary Art.
Pupils should be taught: to increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials 1. identify the materials used in the production of earthenware pottery 2. identify techniques used in producing clay forms 3. create a simple pot using the techniques outlined on the site. 4. decorating that form 5. realise that there are contemporary artists who create art as a living....understand the motivations behind the choice of art as a career 6. to review what they and others have done, say what they think and feel about it and what they might change
The nine films show the key stages of a clay coil pot workshop which was delivered on one day by artist Mike Eden with a group of Year 6 pupils. Watch the clips and replicate the stages to produce simple or more complicated forms. If the workshop is not completed in one session the clay needs to be covered by plastic to prevent it drying out and becoming unworkable. Allowing the clay to dry slightly can help the final polishing and tidying up of the pots. The materials used is real clay, either terracotta or grey earthenware clay is fine. To make a permanent end product from this workshop the clay needs to throughly dry and be fired in a kiln. However we think the workshop works just as well using photography to record the finished pots.