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Pinch Pot Sound Amplifier

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Discuss as a table group:

What is a figurine?

Double-faced female figurine

Tlatilco, Mexico c. 1200 –900 B.C.

Sumerian Figurine

Mesopotamia ca. 2900 –2600 B.C.

Challenge:

Turn an ordinary, basic

pinch pot

into a something that is both

figurative

and

utilitarian

in design.

Start with this

Step 1:

On a blank SB page, create thumbnail drawings of 3 solutions to this challenge.

Either direction is ok!

Step 2:

Trade papers with a classmate.

Circle their best idea and explain why you think it is best.

Be specific!!

Roll Coils

Roll Slabs

Score

Slip

Stick

Smooth

Timeline

Today

• Plan design • Make starting pinch pot • Begin customizing

Next Class

• Finish customization • Name & period on bottom • Set out to dry

Clay Clean Up

1. Pack up your project (no air!) 2. Pick up any tools or extra clay 3. Carry paper “like a U” to the trash to dispose of clay pieces and dust 4. Put paper back in stack 5. Carefully, sweep crumbs from the table into your hand and throw away 6. Wait quietly for your table to be dismissed to wash

Cover your table with paper, get tools and supplies, and get out your started clay projects. Do not start working yet, though.

Timeline

Today

• Finish customization • Name & period on bottom • Set out to dry • Start wheel prep activity

Next Class

• Start new clay challenge • Potter’s wheel demo

Challenge:

Turn an ordinary, basic

pinch pot

into a something that is both

figurative

and

utilitarian

in design.

Ceramic Craftsmanship Requirements: • Pinch pot has an even thickness • All pieces are attached correctly • No holes • No trapped air • No thick attachments • Cleaned up to remove bits of clay and smooth surface • Edges smoothed and compacted

Design Requirements: • Creation has a utilitarian purpose • Creation is stabile • Creation is uniquely figurative

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