ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: 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? WHY? Technical Skills: Pinch Pot Making a Sphere Score and Slip Carving Art Concept: Figurative Art Craftsmanship
Life: Problem Solving Planning Following multi-step instructions
Create a figurine by combining two pinch pots and sculpt by using additive and subtractive techniques.
Requirements: Prep: Art History and Vocabulary- 5 points Pinch pot checked off- 5 points Score and Slip Check off- 5 points Sketches of design- 5 points
Figurative- sometimes written as figurativism, describes artwork—particularly paintings and sculptures—that is clearly derived from real object sources, and are therefore by definition representational. "Figurative art" is often defined in contrast to abstract art
Pinch Technique- a simple form of hand-made pottery produced from ancient times to the present.The process begins with a ball of clay. Thumbs are pushed into the center, and then rudimentary walls are created by pinching and turning the pot.
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.