Friday, June 22, 2018
Grade Four: Pinch Pots Revisited
Students in grade four were shown examples of ceramic pinch pot vessels created by a method of clay construction known as “hand-building”, which differs from wheel-throwing construction. Pinch pots are a fundamental method of construction, created by using the thumbs and fingers, simultaneously, to squeeze and press the sides of the vessels into uniformity. Artist examples all depicted a variety of additional techniques which were used to create interest and more complex designs. Techniques included relief building, scoring, textural impressions and altered form that differs from the standard circular form of a traditional pinch pot.