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The Art and History of Coil Pottery

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Laura Kelley

on 9 April 2015

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Transcript of The Art and History of Coil Pottery

The Art and History of
Coil Pottery

What is
Coil Pottery?
The Coil Hand Building Process
Jomon Pottery
Jomon pottery is a form of pottery created during the Jomon Period in Ancient Japan. Jomon, when translated means "rope pattern" or "cord making". These rope or cord patterns are created by hand building with coils and pressing textures into wet clay.
Pottery or Ceramics is one of the oldest forms of art. It is also one of the most functional. Pottery was first used to store and preserve food and beverages. It was later used for artistic purposes.
Creating the Base and Coils
Scratch and Slip
Smoothing the Inside
Using the coil technique to build a vessel is a great way of expressing the art element of texture.
Now it's Your Turn!
- You can choose to create a vase, mug, or bowl.
- In your design, make sure you incorporate two or more of the different coil textures.
- I will be going around as you brainstorm to answer any questions and talk about your ideas.
- Try to have three different ideas sketch out by the end of class.
Ceramics Procedures and Jobs
On a scrap piece of paper, write down two things you learned today and one question about the project. You must give me this paper before you leave today.
the roped pottery
the functional art form
Afracian Water Jug
Native American Coil Pot
Ancient Greek Vase
The Base
Rolling Out the Coils
Attaching the coils
- To roughen the surface when attaching clay-on-clay content
- a mixture of water and clay.
- considered the glue in the clay world.
- once there are a few layers of coils, use a sculpting tool with a flat edge to smooth the inside of you vessel.
- this technique makes your vessel less likely to fall part and covers up any gaps in between coils.
- Draw or trace a circle
- Cut away the clay a section at a time
- Peel away excess clay
- Start with one hand
- When the coil becomes larger use two hands, starting from the middle and then working your way out
Attaching the coil
- place both scratch and slipped sides together and press them together.
- this secures the hold between the two pieces of clay.
Different Types of Coils
to Create Different Types of Texture
The Continuous Coil
Swirl Coils
Braids and Other Unique Coils
Word of the Day
Hand building
A technique of making pottery by only using ones hands and simple tools
Write the term and definition in your journal. Also, write down another technique that you might have used in the past.
- one continuous line of coils
- created by rolling the coil over top of itself from one end to the other
Using More Than One Type of Coil
- cluster
- three-strand braid
- two-strand braid
You Can Also Incorporate Shapes and Forms to Create Different Textures
Today you will be sketching ideas for your own coil vessel
Beginning of the Period Check List
- Get clay /clay project
- Get water bowl and sponge
- Slab : rolling pins, clay tools
- Always wedge clay on dry desk top
- Always roll slabs on piece of canvas
- Always roll coils on dry desk top
- Make sure you know what your room /table job is
End of the Period Check List
- Bag project and place on designated shelf (name and class Info. visible)
- Gather clay crumbs and place in slip bucket
- Gather large chunks of clay, bag and place in green bin
- Wash rolling pins and clay tools. Place tools in correct container
- Wash out sponges and place in yellow tub
- Rinse out water bowls and stack under the sink
- Clear and wipe off all tables
- Clean and wipe down sinks. Make sure they are free of trash/tools
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