Clay pinch pot workshop

Clay pinch pot workshop

Fitzwilliam Museum education staff member Alison Ayres demonstrates how to make a clay pinch pot with a lid that is then decorated as a creature.

Key Stage:

KS2 Art National Curriculum: Primary Art.

Learning Objectives:

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 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

Overview:

Fitzwilliam education staff member Alison Ayres demonstrates how to make a clay pinch pot with a lid that is then decorated as a creature. This workshop is inspired by the large ceramic owl by potter Robert Wallace Martin in their collection. The six films show the key stages of the clay pinch pot workshop. This workshop was delivered in one ninety minute session with a group of Year 9 pupils. If you wanted to extend the workshop to include painting the pot then the clay needs to be fully dry. Follow the links on this page to see a film about the owl or just get started with some clay.

Introduction

Pinch pot

Pots together

Adding clay

Using tools

End product

Development Activity:

Make a slip-decorated plate using our interactive activity Slipdecorator. You can also show the pupils the work of potters Mike Eden , Judith Rowe or Paul Scott You can also try our Clay coil pot workshopled by artist Mike Eden which he dleivers with a Yr6 group. This workshop builds on some of the skills introduced here

Research, Notes and Links:

We have produced a lesson plan to accompany this workshop.