#MetKids—How to Make a Clay Pot: Coil and Pinch

#MetKids—How to Make a Clay Pot: Coil and Pinch


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Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies Make a Clay Pot first, knead the clay fold the clay in half use the weight of your body
to press it repeat add some water if it’s too dry keep kneading Make a Coil Pot split the clay in half roll half into a ball flatten the ball to form a base score along the edge remove the base, set it aside divide the rest of the clay now, roll a coil score the first coil add some water match up the score marks and attach the coil to the base then, add more coils air dry your finished pot Make a Pinch Pot roll the clay into a ball use your thumb
to push into the center pinch the clay press the clay outwards
from the center you can decorate your pot too air dry your finished pot get inspired by Storage Jar Decorated with Mountain Goats
ca. 3800-3700 B.C. Terracotta Krater
ca. 750-735 B.B. your turn! materials clay
sponge and water scoring tools
(plastic knife, pencil, toothpicks) wire clay cutter (optional) hard, flat building surface
such as a cutting board

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