Creativity and Slab Building
Introduction to Textured Tripod Slab Cup
I will take notes on the process for building a Textured Tripod Cup that I will be able to use when making the project.
I will ask clarifying questions about the process when I don't understand something.
Textured Tripod Slab Cup rubric, writing implement, small piece of paper for Do Now
- On small piece of paper, list the steps for rolling a slab of clay. Use art terms and complete sentences. Pretend you are writing these instructions for someone who has never done this before.
Introduction to next mini-project
This mini-project is meant to give you some experience with slab-building before creating a more complex form next. We will only be working on this project this week in class.
Video with Note-taking
What type of texture will you use for your tripod textured slab cup? What questions do you have?
Introduction to Making A Tripod Slab Cup
Take notes in your sketchbook.
Pay attention to the steps taken to create the finished cup.
0:00-1:00 (Brief Intro)
You will need a template (11"x 5.25") and texture tool before beginning. Don't forget to wedge clay. Roll out slab 1/4" thick.
3:25-10:53 (Rolling and adding texture to slab. Beveling edges. Making cylinder)
Be sure to rib the slab before adding texture (5:15). If you don't do this you are more likely to have issues with surface cracks later on in the process.
10:53-18:00 (Making the tripod base and shaping the cup.)
18:18-21:48 (Making the handle and how to wrap the piece)
21:49-27:58 (Day 2- Attaching the handle and finishing off the cup.)
Introduction to Slab-Built Home/Tea Set
How do people become creative?
Do now: Read and annotate the project rubric. Put a box around anything that requires creativity. (5 min)
TED Talk: Four Lessons in Creativity by Julie Burstein (18 min)
Discussion- Creativity in ceramics and how it pertains to your project. How is a home more than just a shelter? (10 min)
Prezi- Slab Building (15 min)
Assign HW- Visual Research: Slab-Built Home/Tea Set- Due Friday 12/4
Exit Ticket: What did you learn from today's video about being creative? How will you use that knowledge when making your next project?
- I will identify ways that people can become more creative and make connections to today's lesson and ideas for my next project.
- I will be exposed to an art historical basis for slab building and new ways to make a slab.
Questions for Consideration:
What are the four lessons in creativity from the video you watched?
What stood out to you the most from the video?
What connections to your own life/experience could you make?
How can someone become more creative?