Coil Assignment

Robin Ross


What are we doing?

  • Making symmetrical or asymmetrical coil vessels.


What do we have to turn in/participate in?

1) Worksheet :
    • Write down definitions for vocabulary words
    • Sketch 3 symmetrical and 3 asymmetrical coil pots

2) Finished object

    • Use coils to build a pot at least 8 inches high
    • Coils should be the thickness of a pencil to the thickness of a thumb
    • Smooth either the inside, the outside, or both sides
    • Use your craftsmanship skills to make the piece as perfect as possible
    • DO NOT LET YOUR PIECE DRY OUT!!! – double wrap your piece each night

3) Participate in class critique and reflection


What should I make sure to do?

  • Create a piece that you like and fulfills the assignment
  • Slip and Score!!!!!!!!!!! Make sure the score marks are deep
  • Base the coil design on your sketches
  • Smooth surface of at least one side, and make sure coils have no marks or cracks in them
  • No cracks in the clay. Joints and seams should be smooth with no gaps
Glaze should be applied evenly (usually 2-3 coats)


What should I make sure to do?

  • Think about every single part that you are including in the composition. Are you sure you want it to be there? Does it add to the final product or is it a distraction?
  • Think about what you are trying to say with your object. Is it just “pretty”, or are you trying to tell the viewer something about your life or the world in general?


What should I do if I need help? ………………………Ask Ms. Epp







































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