Second Grade Pinch Pots
Second graders created these beautiful clay pots using the pinching method. Students started with a ball of clay and used their thumbs to begin the bowl shape. Then they carefully pinched out the walls concentrating on pulling the clay up toward the top to create even walls and avoid bottom heavy pots. Even thickness is important for clay pieces to avoid cracking when drying and firing. These pots were then painted with acrylic paints, decorated with black marker and topped with a gloss coat.
MA curriculum Frameworks- 1.1 Use a variety of materials and media, for example, crayons, chalk, paint, clay, various kinds of papers, textiles, and yarns, and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects 1.2 Create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) media, for example: 2D – drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, weaving; 3D – plastic (malleable) materials such as clay and paper, wood, or found objects for assemblage and construction 1.3 Learn and use appropriate vocabulary related to methods, materials, and techniques 1.4 Learn to take care of materials and tools and to use them safely 2.4 For shape and form, explore the use of shapes and forms in 2D and 3D works 5.2 Classify artworks into general categories, such as painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, pottery, textiles, architecture, photography, and film