What are we doing?

  • Making TWO kinds of tableware that match each other. You can use any method (coil, pinch, wheel, slab, hump/slump mold, combo) to create them.

    • Examples of tableware are cups, saucers, bowls, plates, butter dishes, mugs, platters, gravy boats, cream/sugar bowls, etc.
  • Learning and using resist techniques for applying underglazes. Some techniques can be used on greenware or leather hard clay, some can be used on bisque, and some can be used on both.
  • Making sure that the form and the resist glazing of the pieces work together to create UNITY between the pieces


What do we have to turn in/participate in? What will be graded?


1) Collect source material and plan:

•  Bring in at least 3 images of commercially sold tableware from companies such as Pottery Barn, Pier 1, and Crate and Barrel

• Sketch 3 different versions that show unity in FORM and DECORATION


2) Finished objects

  • 2 pieces that work together well visually, display great craftsmanship, and are aesthetically pleasing to you and others. Check rubric for more information.


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
  • DO NOT LET YOUR PIECE DRY OUT!!! – double wrap your piece each night
  • Follow steps of assignment
  • No cracks in the clay. Joints and seams should be smooth with no gaps
  • Glaze should be applied evenly (usually 2-3 coats)
  • Keep individual area and classroom clean


What should I think about?

  • 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?
  • 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?


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









































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