Ceramics Workshop

Subject: Ceramics Theme/topic: Coil Building Week: 1

Aims: 

  • To introduce students to the technique of coil building
  • To introduce students to the methods of decoration/using coloured slips
  • SEAL
  • Working towards a body of work to raise money for charity.

Knowing myself and understanding my feelings

Motivation

Working towards goals

Persistence and resilience and optimism

Evaluation and review

Learning Objectives

Know and understand:

  • The tools of coil building
  • The techniques of coil building
  • The techniques of decoration including mark-making, texture and coloured slips

Be able to:

  • Build and decorate  their own coil pot

 

Resources: wooden boards, banding wheels, sculpting tools, decoration tools, clay, coloured slips

Order and timing of task: Task: Description of task:
1. 5 mins Introduction
  • To aims and objectives
 

2. 5 mins

 

Preparation

  • Set students up with work station, including:
  • wooden board
  • banding wheel
  • sculpting tools
  • clay
  • Explain to students the function of the materials
  • Discuss the importance of health and safety
 

3. 35 mins

 

Demonstration

and practical

  • The coil building technique will be broken into steps, which will be

demonstrated and then practiced by the students:

  • Ø Step 1 – rolling the clay into coils
  • Ø Step 2 – making base of pots
  • Ø Step 3 – smooth base with tools
  • Ø Step 4 – continue to add coils to base, smoothing with tool
    • During this time students are encouraged to ask questions about the process
 

4. 20 mins

 

Decoration

  • Class will look at different ways of decoration including mark making, texture and colour. This will begin as a demonstration of each of the techniques and allow the students to choose their own form of decoration
  • During this time teacher will facilitate
5. 10 mins Tidy
  • Students have time to clear and tidy their work stations
 

6. 5 mins

 

Evaluation

  • Discuss what students have achieved in the lesson in terms of:
  • Knowledge, understanding and practical skills of coil building and decoration
  • Ask students how they think they have worked e.g. on task, focused etc.

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