This pottery PowerPoint shows how to make a shallow dish using a slab of clay with impressed designs.
This presentation takes you in, detail, step by step through the pottery making process using photographs on each page from rolling out the slab and tools to hints and techniques for adding impressions into the clay.
Not only are spatial relationships, hand-eye coordination, manipulation of materials and tool usage developed but vocabulary, measuring and geometry skills can be taught and reinforced when creating with clay.
There is much discussion on the management of materials and tools to make teaching pottery easy, inexpensive, manageable and successful. Teachers with little or no pottery experience will find this easy to follow. Best of all, learners can take something practical home and say, "Look what I made mom/dad. Aren't you proud of me?" This lesson is appropriate for grades 4th through adult students.