In Year 4, we have been learning about ceramics, including what materials are used and how different pots are made. We focused on making a slab pot, by cutting out squares of clay, decorating them and then joining them together. We started of by practising cutting out the squares and experimented with different tools to create different effects in the clay.
Once we had decided our decoration for the outside of the pot, we began making our slab pots. We cut out five square slabs, using a variety of tools and decorated them with our chosen pattern. We then joined our slabs together using a hatching method and a clay-water mixture called slip. We are now ready to paint our slab pots, check back to see photos of our finished product.