Warrington School/Curriculum/In the beginning

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Gathering the clay

Students will:

  • Investigate the purpose of objects and images from past and present cultures and identify the contexts in which they were or are made, viewed, and valued
    • Viewing the photos from books and web discuss with class above ideas
    • Hold and sketch pieces of modern pottery analysing above ideas - share

Elwyn began to gather clay from his local surrounds with pupils,

they mixed it up and experimented until it dried right,
"we found bottoms cracked unless we turned the pots early in the piece"
Looking here, looking there - The NO clay way
Visited a local potter, discussed his pots and glazes,
Internet sites, phoned a parent artist, 
Trade Me purchase of "In the Early World",
mailbox 4 days, 
bag of school clay located
  • Viewing the photos from the book and pieces of modern pottery; sketch and discuss with class