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Lesson Plans

coil construction

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Charles Gareri (cgareri)
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 19:57:38 -0500

> Does anyone have any neat suggestions that they would be willing to
> share using coil and slab methods (high school)? I'm tired of getting the
> ashtray look-a-likes!
> I would greatly appreciate your help.

We do several things to eliminate the "ashtray Look-a-likes":

1. There is a rule NO ashtrays.

2. We start off all ceramic projects with a drawing proposal of what
they plan to make. This helps work out technical problems as well as
design problems.

3. When they do coil pots I make some rules that you cannot have more
than 3 coils going horizontal in a row. This encourages vertical,
curved, and diagonal coil construction.

4. We treat coil design more like a line drawing. Some incorporate
faces in the side of their coil pots. Others may include words.

We seldom have boring coil pots!

Our Web site will include some soon.
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