There is no doubt that students love clay. It is my favorite medium too! Students do not stop inquiring throughout the whole process. I have never seen students so excited about a medium in art. "Where does clay come from?" "How does clay change?" How does glaze become shiny?" "When did people discover clay?" I believe it is important to teach every part of the clay process because kids love it and it is a great science connection.
For this project, students made pinch pots. They learned about score and slip to add additive details. The project was tied to an exploration of the form and function of the Plain of Jars in Laos.