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Coil Vessels

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Nicole Merrell

on 25 September 2018

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Coil Vessels
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Coil-a pottery common among American Indians made by building up sides of pots with successive rolls of clay.
You will construct a coil
vessel by using the coil
construction technique.

The oldest vessel dates
back to 1200 B.C.
-scented oils
Vessels were
used for.....
-scented water for washing
1. At least 3" wide by 6" tall
2. No larger than 5" wide by 10" tall
3. Use only coil construction
4. Must use at least 5 different coil patterns.
A little vessel history.....
Dates back to 600 B.C.
-depicted a party
-held liquids
(Pattern examples are on the board.)
Answer in your journal-
Give three examples for which vessels can be used.
Ceramics 2
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Steps for coil building
1. large even sized slab (for bottom)
2. Score & slip to add coil
3. Roll out coil EVENLY
4. Begin attaching to slab
5. Score, slip, and blend every time you make an attachment
Ceramics 2
What techniques do you use that help you create coils and build coil vessels?
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Coil Tips-
1. If cracking or splitting occurs use sponge and wooden "knife"
2. Patterns HAVE to
be blended in the back
3. Make "braces" to support backs of the patterned sections.
What does it mean
to score the clay?
What does sprigging
What is the best
steps to take in
making a coil?

Copy these terms in your journal:
Foot-base of a ceramic piece
Slaking-returning dry unfired clay to a slip by soaking in clay
Slurry-very thick clay slip, used for joining two clay pieces together
bone dry-completely dry (very brittle) state clay must reach before firing can accure.
Fill in the blank:
1. I want to make a ____________ for the bottom
of my coil vessel.
2. I need to make a ______________ to help join
my two slabs together.
3. I'm going to decorate the surface of my clay by using a _______________ tool.
4. My clay is _______________ and it 's almost ready to be fired.

Copy in your journal/Cleaning Proccedures:
1. All water cups must be placed at sink
2. No scraps left on table.
3. Table MUST be wiped down with blue towel.
4. Chairs pushed under when dismissed.
Copy the following terms in your journal:
1. bisque-firing- initial kiln firing, very porous, but will not soften in water.
2. Breaking-when a glaze gives different colors in thick and thin areas.
3. Crawling-when a glaze recedes away from an area during firing.
4. earthenware-clay that's fired at a low temperature.
5. trimming-removal of excess clay from a piece, using tools.

Copy in your
Work time ends
at 2:43, NO
will tell me when to clean up.
Copy in your journal:
Tool definitions-
Wire cutter-used to cut off large pieces of
clay and to check for air pockets.
Sponge-used with water to moisten the surface
of the clay and smooth it.
Rib-a flat wooden or metal tool used to smooth wet or leather hard clay.
Loop tool-clay tool with wire loops at each end used to carve clay.
Needle tool-metal tool used to carve details or trim away clay in small areas.

Answer the following questions in
your journal, I will be around to
check your answers.
1. What is a loop tool used for with clay?
2. How does a rib help with leather hard clay?
3. What can a needle tool add to the surface
of clay?
4. When is the best time to use a sponge
Ceramics "Pop quiz"
1. What is a wire cutter used for?
2. What is a rib (in the context
of ceramics)?
3. How can a loop tool be used?
4. What can a needle tool be used for?
5. Name three ways you can use a sponge
with clay.
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