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Pinch Pot Cupcakes

Second graders formed 2 pinch pots to create these cupcakes.  One pinch pot was pressed into a silicone cupcake mold to create the cake.  I mixed slip until creamy for the “frosting”  that was spread onto the other pinch pot.  Fruits and candies were scored and attached.  The fired cupcakes were painted with tempera paint, then protected with a coat of tempera varnish.

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Zoomorphic Pinch Pots

Third graders created these animal pinch pots.  Students chose a four legged animal, then referred to photos to draw a profile and front view of their choice.  Students first  made a pinch pot that was allowed to set up.  Next, students rolled chubby legs to support the pinch pot.  The legs were attached to the upside down pinch pot by scoring and adding slip. Students practiced the heads in modeling clay to work out their ideas.   The head was then formed in clay, and attached.  A tail was also firmly attached. The inside of the pinch pot was painted with tempera paint,  then a layer of color was added to the rest of the animal.  When dry, details were added with paint, paint pens, and Sharpies.  Finally, a protective coat of tempera varnish sealed the piece.