Coil Pots

3rd graders used the score and slip technique to create coil pots.

3rd graders used the score and slip technique to create coil pots.

3rd graders in Mrs. Sheridan’s class used clay this afternoon to build coil pots!  We started by rolling a ball of clay and then flattening it to create a base.  Next, we rolled out coils of clay.  A lot of students are already familiar with rolling coils.  If you’ve ever rolled a snake out of Play-Doh, you’ve made a coil!  We learned the score and slip technique to attach our coils to the base securely.  Some students chose to attach a coil to the side of their pots to create a handle.  We will let the clay dry completely before it is fired in the kiln.  Afterwards, students will glaze their pots.  The rest of the 3rd grade classes will begin their coil pots soon!

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