Tried and True – First Grade Coil Pots

Working with clay is such a valuable experience to have. It awakens our hands in such a unique way; the soft mushy texture, the pushing and pulling, the squeezing and pinching – it is so satisfying!

So even though we don’t use “real clay” (clay that comes from the earth) here in the 89 Art Room, good ol’ Model Magic does the trick, allowing us to use our hands in that same fantastic way.

First graders rolled, balled, pinched, pulled and sculpted their Model Magic as they learned how to make coil pots. Some chose to build a classic style pot with layers and layers of carefully stacked snakes of clay and others created their own style by modifying the shape of their vessel and adding ball or swirl clay embellishments.

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