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Clay Assignment ____________Soft Slab Textured bowl___________
Type of Clay_____________________Red Clay____________________
1.3-5 preliminary sketches or possible ideas for this assignment

2.Explain your method of construction for this clay piece in detailed steps
1)Roll my slab
2)Place chosed texture items on the slab and use a wood tool to roll it, then the slab has a pattern
3)Use a needle to cut the shape of leaves on slab
4)Put all the pieces into a medium size bowl, and make them together
5)Make some clay balls, apply it over the join then smooth

3.Is this clay piece considered a functional or non-functional piece of pottery? Explain your answer. It’s functional because we can treat it as fruit bowl. The pattern inside makes it more beautiful.

4.Glazing/Design possibilities for this piece. Consider colors, textures and contrast.

Clay Assignment ________Stiff Slab Box With a Lid______________
Type of Clay__________________Red Clay_____________________
1.3-5 preliminary sketches or possible ideas for this assignment

2.Explain your method of construction for this clay piece in detailed steps
1)Cut the pieces of paper of different shapes as templates.
2)After rolling the slab, place the templates on the slab and use needle to cut around them. Each side that is to be joined must be bevilled to a 45 degree angle.
3)All edges to be joined have to be crosshatched with a needle, so they are rough, press the sides together, roll a thin coil, dip it into water and gently apply it over the join then smooth.
4) Use needle to draw the pattern on the box
5)With a sharp knife cut the top off the box.
6)Clean the edges, and make small balls of clay to press into the corners of the lid, and go down into the box as the lid fasteners.

3.Is this clay piece considered a functional or non-functional piece of pottery? Explain…...

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