Monday, February 22, 2016

7th and 8th Grade Art

The students are in their 3rd week of building their coil construction teapots. Several artists have begun constructing and attaching the spout, handle and the lid. The shapes are coming together and the confidence is growing with each class. A teapot is a complicated form to create with clay. The artist has to construct a solid body without making the form too heavy, the spout must be placed with the correct angle to pour the liquid and the lid should fit correctly on the body of the pot. In addition to the function, we want the teapots to be visually appealing! This is a challenging project, and once again the students are rising to the occasion. 

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