Custom Search

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pinch pot Vases

Unit Two, Instructions:
Pinch pot construction and drawings impressed

The students, these instructions give you the information you need so that you can do these missions on your own. Even if you do not have a teacher, you can learn more about ceramics.

Pinch pot Vases

Examples pinch pots


Ava's Pots

Pinch pots Kristen Doner

Pinch pots Karen Bamonte

Pinch pots Perry Okimoto

Instructions Project


After you take a look the examples above, follow your teacher with the practice of pinch pots, or if you do it yourself, go to resource page to link with how-to pages . Your first project will be a pinch pot vase. To do so, form two pinch pots roughly the same size and join them by scoring and slides. Smooth the edges so that you can not see the transition.

Make pinch pots

Put them together

Joining the pinch pots

Then cut a hole where you want to add a neck. if the clay is still soft, you can simply add a coil here for your neck. If it is leather hard, you'll need to score and slip this area before adding a coil.

Set a vase on the table. Look at all sides. The next step is to add a foot of it. Look at some photos of different types of vases. This should examine your foot? It may be broad or narrow, flaring or directly, short or tall. Make a decision and add your foot.

Drawings: The type of design that we are going to add to this pot is impressed and design. It is very similar to what is known as stamping. One point is pressed into the clay to a brand rather than being dragged or scratched. Using the top or bottom of a paper or plastic cup define your forms, impress an oval or circle in two parts of your vase. Then find a company subject to impress drawings forms. Create a model by repetition.

Pinch pot vase category

Use the rubric to see expectations for each vase. You should have at least ten thumbnail sketches of different types of pinch pots before you begin.

Student examples of vases pinch pot

Pinch pot whistles

Examples of whistles and clay animals


http://www.enter.net/ ~ artistlps / clay / ocarinas.htm



http://www.whistlepress.com/Whistle 20Galleryh%.

Or you can view this PowerPoint Presentation:


Pinch pot whistles

Instructions Project

1. For this project pinch pot, you must first learn to make a whistle which makes a sound. This May be more difficult than it seems. For some very good step by step, you can use this How to make a whistle to distribute ceramic [MS Word format] [RTF file format] or you can go to:

2. Once you've mastered the creation of a functioning whistle, you can get creative. You can go to the links above to see some photos of various clay whistles. The resource page also links whistle.

3. Extra Creative animal Whistles: Decide what animal you want to represent and make thumbnail sketches of it until you've worked on how you make your whistle. Some of the problems you are experiencing perhaps:

Where will be the spokesman?

How am I going to integrate the air hole in my design so that the whistle will still work?
Can I make the animal without small thin pieces that could break?

How can I add to my plays whistle form without blocking the flow of air?

4. Once your whistle is done, it must dry. You want them to dry slowly. Champ slightly a piece of plastic for more than a few days and then take off plastic and let it dry for a few days longer. It is important to make sure it is completely dry before burning in the oven.

5. When you exit the oven, clay is very porous and tend to absorb the paint you put on it. For this reason, it is important to seal the surface with a primer. I just use regular latex paint or primer artists acrylic paint primary.

6. After the primer is dry, you can mix colors you want on a paint palette and your creature.

Whistle heading [MS Word format] [RTF file format]


Home | Maps | Missions
Discussion Group | Resources
© Kerry Marquis 2002
Comments and questions May be sent to Kerry Marquis
Updated: July 18, 2008

No comments: