Day One: I started by briefly discussed and demonstration the double pinch pot method for creating a closed container. We then looked as some samples from my teacher website of various plastic and ceramic s&p sets. The students sketched four ideas and chose one to try first.
Day 2 & 3: Finalized sketches and began creating pinch pots.
Tips: when creating two pinch pots of the same size start with two spheres of the same size. Create each pinch pot, one representing a hollow half of a sphere. Then, after placing a small support of newspaper on the inside, attach the pots together. (I had the students make a small coil and add it to the welded seam since we can only attach from the outside.
Day 4-6: Add elements to the pinch pot spheres. Students made trays if their base was round or they finished early.
|Peas in a Pod|
|Lone Minion (the other was still getting glazed)|
|Pair of Turtles|
|Roll the Dice|
|Ninja and Throwing Star|
|Egg and Dinosaur|
|Volcano and Mountain|
|A whole sushi set!|
|Beautiful swimming sea turtles|