3rd grade students created ceramic bowls using the slump mold method. Students first learned basic vocabulary and technique of ceramic slump molds.
Next, students created sketches for a ceramic bowl that they would like to create. Students were free to choose the subject matter of the bowl, as long as they use score & slip to add 3D clay items and carving techniques to add texture and details.
The objectives of this unit were:
- I can use ideas based on feelings, interests, and my imagination to make art.
- I can create a clay project using different methods: pinching, slab, coil, slip and score.
See samples of finished work below.
To add details, students used glazes of their choice to finish the slump bowl.
Students showed finished work in a small group critique with their peers, focusing on the techniques used and the subject matter shown in each bowl.