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Ornate Vessels

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Description

Students will learn about the Jōmon period in ancient Japan. They will discover how the artists of this time period used the coil technique to construct pottery pieces and create their own detailed, coiled vessels.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about the pottery created during the Jōmon period in ancient Japan.

Students will learn how to build a vessel using the coil technique.

Students will combine more than one type of coil style to create patterns and variety in their designs.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce and discuss the characteristics of the handmade vessels created during the Jōmon period in ancient Japan.
  • Guide students in brainstorming possible uses for vessels.
  • Demonstrate how to build a coil container in stages over a period of time.
  • Show the various ways coils can be used to create expression and interest on a form.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

Investigate: Investigate and expand knowledge of studio skills, techniques, materials, tools, and elements and principles of art and designc

A.A.Cr.7.m

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

5 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Tag board, pencil, & scissors
  • Stoneware clay
  • Canvas mat
  • Plastic bag
  • Clay tools
  • Rolling pin
  • Water bowl & sponge
  • Glaze & paintbrushes

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

7.VA:Cr2.1

Investigate: Investigate and expand knowledge of studio skills, techniques, materials, tools, and elements and principles of art and designc

A.A.Cr.7.m

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Steps

Discuss Jōmon Pottery and Create a Base

Discuss Jōmon pottery and history. Brainstorm the various uses for Jōmon vessels. Choose a basic shape to use as the base of the vessel. Create a template with the tagboard and cut it out. Roll out a ¼” - ½” slab of clay and use the template to cut out the shape.

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Instructional Materials

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Coil Styles

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How To Roll A Coil

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Functional Art: Vases Over Time

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Aesthetic Choices

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