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Creative Ceramic Pinch Pot Ideas & Lessons

Creative Ceramic Pinch Pot Ideas & Lessons

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Hot Pots Happenings

Adorable Pinch Pot Example

Splats, Scraps and Glue Blobs

I saw this idea posted on smART Class blog a year or so ago and thought it would be a great project for 4th graders. The original picture is from Mayco's project section on their website. It looked like it could be done using pinch pots - so we gave it a try!

Clay Projects for Grade Five

The Clay Teacher offers a large selection of curriculum based project suggestions for your elementary grade five classroom. She will also design a project to suit your requirements. Excellent clay lesson resource for art educators!

Video Make a Bigmouth Pinchpot Clay Beaver

Alberta Canada Clay Teacher Cindy Clarke presents a complete** video **workshop in how to make clay beavers with elementary children.

Pinch Pot Research

Making pinch pots is a very simple process. All you need to do is take a piece of clay and mold it into a spherical shape. Then, using your thumb, you make a hole in the center of the ball. Using...

Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists: Clay "thumb owl" sculptures, 2nd grade

I know, I know, owls are so trendy these days. But I saw this example on Pinterest ( and thought they were a perfect way for my second graders to graduate from the pinch pot to a more modeled form with texture and surface design (slab building is also in the curriculum, but I have something else up my sleeve for that one).

Year 7 Ceramic Vases | Adelle

I think these vases my year 7s made are pretty fab. The boy who created this dinosaur/dragon creation was a natural! He need no guidance or assistance and the idea was totally original. Makes my job a dream! haha.

Use Your Coloured Pencils: Pop Art Cakes

This project is a slight variation on this one from Kathy Barbro at Art Projects For Kids and inspired by my colleague Linda, who made really beautiful cupcakes with her grade fours. I have also been doing a lot of Pop Art inspired work with these students and this workwas particularly inspired by American artist Wayne Thiebaud (b.

Lilypad & Lotus Flower Ceramics Lesson

Lily pad & Lotus Flower Ceramics Lesson is targeted for elementary (2nd-5th grade) and teaches both slab & pinch pot techniques. You could adapted this to slightly older students by adding more detail & petals to the flower (4-6th).

eMoPortfolio - Animal Pinch Pot

Octopus Pinch Pot (no lesson, but great idea!)

Apple Pinch Pots

Apple Pinch Pots (no lesson, but great idea!)

ABC School Art

A "newborn" turtle, made with Crayola Model Magic air-dry clay. Skin Texture is drawn with black permanent marker on the legs and tail. Students could choose scales, dots, or stripes as textures. Students created box homes for their clay turtle. Some homes represented outdoor scenes and others were very humanistic indoor scenes.

Artsonia Art Exhibit : Ceramic Monster pinch pot

Artsonia- (no lesson, but MANY Great Ideas!)

Brightest Crayon in the Box!!!: YEAH FOR CLAY!! Dragon Pinch Pots

This year for clay projects we created different creatures out of pinch pot forms. The 2nd and 3rd graders created a Clay Turtle while the 4th and 5th grade kiddos made up their own Clay Dragon. Both of these projects we painted with Tempera Cakes and then coated in Mod Podge to give them a smooth shiny finish.

Pinch Pot Creatures

My upper elementary classes LOVE this project and it really helps them develop creativity using a 3D medium. Students had the choice of making a recognizable animal or a fantasy creature.

Once upon an Art Room

Pinch Pot Animals

Clay Frog Princes Pinch Pots

Some of these frogs are princes and some of these frogs are poison. Hey, that is kind of like real life. Clay Frog Princes-This site is an EXECELLENT ceramic resource for art educators!!

Rainbow Monster with an Open Mouth Original Folk Art sculpture

This is a handcrafted polymer clay sculpture of an open mouthed monster.