Good afternoon! I wanted to share some photos of 3rd grade coil pots and hopefully inspire you to try them with your classes.
Teaching clay projects can always be a challenge. Here's what I like to do:
Go over rules of ceramics. I have the students take turns reading them out loud and we discuss each one. Since my K-4th classes are only 25 minutes long, we spend one whole class discussing rules of clay and doing a demonstration. Here's a Clay Rules PDF if you want to use it!
Here's my example of a basic coil pot (no flaring out or in). This year, I let them play around with the shape by adding coils that go in and outside the existing coils.
Here's an example of a student who really embraced the project and created his own unique shape... I was so proud of him!
This student did a good job staying consistent with their coils.
Coil pots after first firing and about to be glaze-fired...
Coil pots are easy and fun, especially once the students get the hang of it. Give them a try!