Pottery Tutorial Module 1. Basic Level Pottery Skills.

Pottery Tutorial Module 1. Basic Level Pottery Skills.

Designed for teachers who would like to introduce pottery skills into the classroom. Module 1. Basic Level skills suitable for Early Years, Nursery, K.S.1. B & M Potterycrafts. Pottery Tutorial Module 1. Instructions for use of the module. Text and still photos enhanced by video demonstrations. Read the document which outlines the details and objective of each skill using the still photos of each step. Enhance your knowledge and skills by working through the step by step video demonstration of each skill and topic. Reinforce the skills by completing the practice project Simply click on the link for that particular skill, each one is identified as follows BL.xx. Click on the link. Table of contents. Basic pottery skills. Simple creation and use of slip. Basic crosshatching. Joining with pressure, basic method. Add texture and details. Simple shapes. Roll clay into a smooth ball. Make egg shapes. Make a carrot shape. Make a sausage shape. Make a pancake shape. Make a point. Tools and work surface. Make a simple rabbit. Practice project. All copyrights reserved. B & M Potterycrafts 2017.
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Badger model in clay.

Badger model in clay.

3D art, pottery, ceramics, clay models, 11 pages of detailed clay modelling instructions, supported by still photos at each stage leading you step by step to making the animal shown on the cover. Including a project sheet with clay weights and templates.
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Beaver modelled in clay.

Beaver modelled in clay.

3D art, pottery, ceramics, clay models, Clay modelling instructions, supported by still photos leading you step by step to making the animal shown on the cover. Including a project sheet with clay weights and templates.
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Slab Pot Build. Conical Angel.

Slab Pot Build. Conical Angel.

Slab pot conical angel. Sixteen pages of step by step instructions, useful for teachers and teaching assistants. Slab pot techniques producing a generic cone shaped figure. Tutorial style, step by step guide to learning basic techniques. Tools and equipment guidance is included and the worksheets contain complete details of the clay and templates needed to produce the model. All the information needed to produce a two to three hour lesson. Enjoy your clay modelling. Brian.
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Make a Ladybird. Clay modelling.

Make a Ladybird. Clay modelling.

3D art, pottery, ceramics, clay models, All our pottery figures were developed over the years and have been used to introduce basic clay modelling skills to school children of all ages. The figures are built up from simple shapes to which the students can relate. Each one of our projects is demonstrated step by step as you work through the text, this is the technique we developed and found most effective over the years, and the objective of each step of the project is shown in the still photos. The step by step approach allows teachers to control the pace of the exercise, helping slower pupils at each stage and handing out the next piece of clay when all the pupils are ready. The most important sheet in each project is the ‘Worksheet’ which contains the weight of clay and the templates required to ensure the correct proportions of the models. Each project has an element of decision making and measurement built into the worksheet with self-expression is encouraged in the decoration and design details applied to each model which becomes an individual creation.
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Upright Duck. Clay modelling.

Upright Duck. Clay modelling.

3D art, pottery, ceramics, clay models, Seven pages of detailed clay modelling instructions, supported by still photos leading you step by step to making the figure shown on the cover. Including a project sheet with clay weights and templates. Simple basic shapes are used as building blocks in the creation of each model. Models have been developed over years of teaching practical, hands-on pottery to school children, adults and students with special educational needs. Basic pottery skills are embodied in the designs and the upright nature of the figures leads to self-expression from students who can decorate the figures as imaginary people, adding hats, aprons scarves and even sport shirts. Enjoy your clay modelling. Brian.
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Make a Frog. Clay modelling.

Make a Frog. Clay modelling.

3D art, pottery, ceramics, clay models, Five pages. All our pottery figures were developed over the years and have been used to introduce basic clay modelling skills to school children of all ages. The figures are built up from simple shapes to which the students can relate. Each one of our projects is demonstrated step by step as you work through the text, this is the technique we developed and found most effective over the years, and the objective of each step of the project is shown in the still photos. The step by step approach allows teachers to control the pace of the exercise, helping slower pupils at each stage and handing out the next piece of clay when all the pupils are ready. The most important sheet in each project is the ‘Worksheet’ which contains the weight of clay and the templates required to ensure the correct proportions of the models. Each project has an element of decision making and measurement built into the worksheet with self-expression encouraged in the decoration and design details applied to each model which becomes an individual creation.
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Make a Mouse. Clay modelling.

Make a Mouse. Clay modelling.

3D art, pottery, ceramics, clay models, All our pottery figures were developed over the years and have been used to introduce basic clay modelling skills to school children of all ages. The figures are built up from simple shapes to which the students can relate. Each one of our projects is demonstrated step by step as you work through the text, this is the technique we developed and found most effective over the years, and the objective of each step of the project is shown in the still photos. The step by step approach allows teachers to control the pace of the exercise, helping slower pupils at each stage and handing out the next piece of clay when all the pupils are ready. The most important sheet in each project is the ‘Worksheet’ which contains the weight of clay and the templates required to ensure the correct proportions of the models. Each project has an element of decision making and measurement built into the worksheet with self-expression is encouraged in the decoration and design details applied to each model which becomes an individual creation.
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Slab pot desk tidy.

Slab pot desk tidy.

17 pages of detailed step by step instructions supported by still pictures of the expected outcome at each stage. High quality pottery project the outcome of which fulfils a class activity to make a container. Slab pot models. Our previous projects have concentrated on hand formed models ranging from simple one piece animals such as a hedgehog to elephants using thumb pot techniques. In this series of projects we are including the use of rolling pins to create large flat areas of clay. From the flat clay we cut pieces and shapes and stick these together forming three dimensional structures and figures. This area of pottery building is classed as slabbing or slab pot building. It enables us to extend our range of models into containers and houses. Enjoy your clay modelling. Brian.
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Slab pot Viking Long Ship.

Slab pot Viking Long Ship.

Slab pot models. 21 pages of detailed step by step instructions supported by still pictures of the expected outcome at each stage. This project supports art , history and materials topics. Our previous projects have concentrated on hand formed models ranging from simple one piece animals such as a hedgehog to elephants using thumb pot techniques. In this series of projects we are including the use of rolling pins to create large flat areas of clay. From the flat clay we cut pieces and shapes and stick these together forming three dimensional structures and figures. This area of pottery building is classed as slabbing or slab pot building. It enables us to extend our range of models into containers and houses. Enjoy your clay modelling. Brian.
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Slab pot Tudor house.

Slab pot Tudor house.

Slab pot models. 19 pages of detailed step by step instructions supported by still photos of the required outcome of each stage. This project helps support art , history and materials topics. Our previous projects have concentrated on hand formed models ranging from simple one piece animals such as a hedgehog to elephants using thumb pot techniques. In this series of projects we are including the use of rolling pins to create large flat areas of clay. From the flat clay we cut pieces and shapes and stick these together forming three dimensional structures and figures. This area of pottery building is classed as slabbing or slab pot building. It enables us to extend our range of models into containers and houses. Enjoy your clay modelling. Brian.
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Slab pot treasure chest.

Slab pot treasure chest.

15 pages of detailed step by step instructions helping your class to produce a slab pot container in the form of a treasure chest or trinket box. Slab pot models. Our previous projects have concentrated on hand formed models ranging from simple one piece animals such as a hedgehog to elephants using thumb pot techniques. In this series of projects we are including the use of rolling pins to create large flat areas of clay. From the flat clay we cut pieces and shapes and stick these together forming three dimensional structures and figures. This area of pottery building is classed as slabbing or slab pot building. It enables us to extend our range of models into containers and houses. Enjoy your clay modelling. Brian.
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Thumb Pot Snowman.  Christmas model in clay.

Thumb Pot Snowman. Christmas model in clay.

10 pages of detailed information. The project provides detailed instructions on how to make and decorate the model shown. There are step by step instructions to guide you through the modelling and each step is supported by a still photo of the required outcome of that stage. In the process of the build I cover all the basic pottery skills needed to produce the model. Only simple tools are required, a wooden work surface, a stiff brush for slip, a plastic tool or knife for cutting the clay and a sharp pencil or pointed stick.
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Thumb Pot Elf . Christmas model in clay.

Thumb Pot Elf . Christmas model in clay.

13 pages of instructions. The project provides detailed instructions on how to make and decorate the model shown above. There are step by step instructions to guide you through the modelling and each step is supported by a still photo of the required outcome of that stage. In the process of the build I cover all the basic pottery skills needed to produce the model. Only simple tools are required, a wooden work surface, a stiff brush for slip, a plastic tool or knife for cutting the clay and a sharp pencil or pointed stick.
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Thumb Pot Santa. Christmas model in clay.

Thumb Pot Santa. Christmas model in clay.

12 pages of detailed, simple to follow, instructions. The project provides detailed instructions on how to make and decorate the model shown above. There are step by step instructions to guide you through the modelling and each step is supported by a still photo of the required outcome of that stage. In the process of the build I cover all the basic pottery skills needed to produce the model. Only simple tools are required, a wooden work surface, a stiff brush for slip, a plastic tool or knife for cutting the clay and a sharp pencil or pointed stick.
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Thumb Pot Rudolph. Christmas model in clay.

Thumb Pot Rudolph. Christmas model in clay.

16 pages of detailed information. The project provides detailed instructions on how to make and decorate the model shown above. There are step by step instructions to guide you through the modelling and each step is supported by a still photo of the required outcome of that stage. In the process of the build I cover all the basic pottery skills needed to produce the model. Only simple tools are required, a wooden work surface, a stiff brush for slip, a plastic tool or knife for cutting the clay and a sharp pencil or pointed stick.
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Thumb Pot Robin. Christmas model in clay.

Thumb Pot Robin. Christmas model in clay.

11 pages of detained information. The project provides detailed instructions on how to make and decorate the model shown above. There are step by step instructions to guide you through the modelling and each step is supported by a still photo of the required outcome of that stage. In the process of the build I cover all the basic pottery skills needed to produce the model. Only simple tools are required, a wooden work surface, a stiff brush for slip, a plastic tool or knife for cutting the clay and a sharp pencil or pointed stick.
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Thumb Pot Angel.  Christmas model in clay.

Thumb Pot Angel. Christmas model in clay.

11 pages of information. The project provides detailed instructions on how to make and decorate the model shown above. There are step by step instructions to guide you through the modelling and each step is supported by a still photo of the required outcome of that stage. There is a worksheet provided which contains clay weight needed at each stage and templates to ensure the model is made to scale. In the process of the build I describe all the basic pottery skills needed to produce the model. Only simple tools are required, a wooden work surface, a stiff brush for slip, a plastic tool or knife for cutting the clay and a sharp pencil or pointed stick.
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Life cycle of a butterfly.

Life cycle of a butterfly.

3d art, pottery, ceramics, clay modelling, 8 Pages of simple instructions supported by photos of the objective at each stage. Ideal topic for the Summer Term. Classroom activity covering both art and Science. Minimal resources required. Suitable for Early Years and Infants.
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Life Cycle of a Frog. Clay modelling.

Life Cycle of a Frog. Clay modelling.

3d art, pottery, ceramics, clay modelling, 8 Pages of simple instructions supported by photos of the objective at each stage. Ideal topic for the Spring Term. Classroom activity covering both 3d art and Science. Minimal resources required. Suitable for Early Years and Infants.
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Thumb pot elephant.

Thumb pot elephant.

Ten pages of easy to follow instructions. The animals and figures contained in these projects were developed over the years and have been used to introduce an important branch of clay modelling to students namely thumb pots or pinch pots. The figures are built up from simple shapes to which the students can relate, the base shape made using thumb pot techniques. Each project is demonstrated step by step as you work through the text, this is the technique we developed and found most effective in getting our message across over the years, and the objective of each step of the project is shown in the still photos. The step by step approach allows teachers to control the pace of the exercise, helping slower pupils at each stage and handing out the next piece of clay when all the pupils are ready. The most important sheet in each project is the ‘Worksheet’ which contains the weight of clay and the templates required to ensure the correct proportions of the models. Each project has an element of decision making and measurement built into the worksheet with self-expression encouraged in the decoration and design details applied to each model which becomes an individual creation. Enjoy your clay modelling. Brian.
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