What is a figurine?
How do you make a pinch pot?
Why do we score and slip?
What are the four steps needed when forming ceramic artwork?
Making a Sphere
Score and Slip
Following multi-step instructions
Create a figurine by combining two pinch pots and sculpt by using additive and subtractive techniques.
Art History and Vocabulary- 5 points
Pinch pot checked off- 5 points
Score and Slip Check off- 5 points
Sketch- 5 points
Step 1 complete- 5 points
Step 2 complete- 5 points
Step 3 complete- 5 points
Step 4 complete- 5 points
Glazing Complete- 5 points
Glaze Proper thickness- 5 points
“Why Handmade Ceramics Are White Hot”- 5 points
In- progress - 5 points
Self review- 5 points
Peer review- 5 points
Total points- 50
ART HISTORY AND VOCABULARY
Score and Slip- refers to a method of joining two pieces of clay together.
- First, score the clay; this means that you make scratches in the surfaces that will be sticking together.
- Then you slip it; that is you wet the surface with some slip, using it like glue.
- Next, you press the two pieces together.
Glaze- A glassy coating that has been melted onto a ceramic surface. It is used to decorate the piece and to seal the clay surfaces.
PINCH POT CHECK OFF
SCORE AND SLIP
STEP ONE - Make a sphere using two pinch pots
STEP TWO- Score and slip your basic additions and carve out large areas
STEP THREE- Carve and sculpt the details
Handcrafted small-batch ceramics are everywhere these days. You see them in trendsetting boutiques like the Primary Essentials in Brooklyn and Still House in Manhattan, artfully arranged in window displays and on shelves like totems of good taste. They can be spotted in the stylized pages of Kinfolk, Apartamento and other cult magazines, often paired with organically shaped cutting boards and sun-dappled potted succulents.