This PowerPoint shows how to make a functional ceramic vase with a faux front using a template.
This presentation takes you in detail, step-by-step through the pottery making process using photographs on each page from rolling out the slabs, making and using templates and tools, to hints and techniques for creating handles.
There are great ideas for different seasons such as Christmas, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, etc.
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. Aren't you proud of me?" This lesson is appropriate for grades 4th through adult students.