Clay Building Basics: Techniques (Coil, Pinch, Slab, Carve, Slip & Score)
Middle School Art Lesson / Project
In this lesson students learn basic clay building techniques/ processes (slab, coil, pinch, carving & slip/scoring) via a series of video demonstrations.
Students are then tasked with applying these skills to create a thematic, functional clay piece. This presentation uses a set of salt and pepper shakers as an example but students may opt to create other forms of functional pieces using the skills they learn.
Brief lesson plan / timeline
5 video demonstrations
Sample plan sketches
Example pieces for inspiration
Links to additional resources