textured pinch pots
Fourth graders learned all about clay, techniques of clay and how to hand build with clay. First they drew sketches of what they wanted their pinch pots to look like in their sketch books, the shape and how they were going to add texture (pressed or 3D). They then observed a power point and learned the different ways to work with clay such as pinch pots, coil, slab and the wheel They also learned a little about the kiln and glazing. They then had one day to construct their pinch pot using the pinch pot method. The last part was adding color with tempera paint.