Coil Pots

Posted: May 24th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto


Fourth grade students were shown the basics of coil pot construction.  They used a pinch pot as a base and then added height with coils.  To add variety students used coil that were thick and thin as well as circles and spirals.  Some students chose to add lids to their pots.

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Clay Rattles

Posted: May 24th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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Fifth grade students learned how to construct a rattle using two pinch pots and small beads of clay.  The clay beads were wrapped in tissue paper and placed inside the two pinch pots that were attached to make a hollow body .  Once they formed the rattle part, they had a choice of what to turn their rattle into.   By gently pulling and pressing the rattle base students were able to transform their rattles into abstract characters, bears, cats, lizards, a car and more!  The students did a great job scoring their parts before attaching them and were careful not to make parts too thin-making for a successful, musical art project!

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