Summer Pinch Pots

Catrin Mostyn Jones


What are we doing?

  • Making ceramic objects that reflect something about your summer, using the pinching technique (pot or pod) as a base.


What do we have to turn in/participate in?

  • Sketches:
    • At least 4 sketches of different FORMS
    • Pick one form and sketch at least 4 different ideas for SURFACE DESIGN
  • Finished object – Form created, bisqued, underglaze applied, clear glaze applied, glaze fired
  • Participate in class critique and reflection


What should I make sure to do?

  • Create a design based on something from your summer experiences
  • Experiment with form and surface
  • Go beyond basic pinch pot/pod form
  • No cracks in the clay
  • Smooth surface first! Even if you add roughness or a surface pattern later.
  • Joints and seams should be smooth with no gaps
  • Glaze should be applied evenly (usually 2-3 coats)

What should I think about?

  • Do you want to make a literal representation of an idea, or do you want to use symbols, shapes, and forms to depict your subject matter.
  • How can you combine pinched forms with sculptural aspects to make something unique and personal.
  • Do you want to make a functional object, or a non-functional one.


What should I do if I need help? ………………………Ask Me :)

































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