Pinch Pots!Mr. CanfieldCampbell County Middle School
Form: A three-dimensional object having volume and thickness. Color: Comes from the three primaries and black and white. They have three properties – hue, value, and intensity. Texture: The tactile qualities of a surface (actual) or to the visual representation of such surface qualities (implied).
Unity: Achieved when the parts of a work of art are perceived as harmonious, giving the work a sense of completion. Emphasis: The created center of interest, the place in an artwork where your eye first lands
Used during “social events” The bowl creates a connection between host and guest As bowls are used over time, they change and mature Bowls are given poetic names by the artists who makes them Their name is written on a custom-made wooden box that holds the bowl
Tea Bowls is “Chawan” in Japanese They are available in a wide range of sizes and styles. Different styles are used for thick and thin tea. Shallow bowls, which allow the tea to cool rapidly, are used in summer Deep bowls are used in winter
Bowls over four hundred years old are in use today, but only on unusually special occasions. The best bowls are thrown by hand, and some bowls are extremely valuable through the pinching technique. Irregularities and imperfections are prized: they are often featured as the "front" of the bowl.
Some Tea Bowls are created on pottery wheels. These bowls are symmetrically balanced.
Beside using a wheel, Japanese artists would use a “pinching” technique to make a Tea Bowl. These bowls are more organic and unique!
Tea Bowls today are created on the wheel in bulk These bowls can be purchased inexpensively Some bowls are actually made to look like they were done with the pinching technique, yet actually on the wheel
Chawan (Tea Bowls) created by Japan’s most famous potters can be worth hundreds to thousands of dollars They inscribe their names on the bottom Price goes even higher!
Roll a ball of clay – bigger the ball, bigger the bowl Press thumb in the middle of the ball Between thumb and pointy finger, pinch the walls up as your working around in a spiral.
To complete your soon-to-be Tea Bowl, add a coil base. Roll a piece of clay like a worm, leaving it a little thick. Wrap around to make it look like a bracelet Wet the top of the circular coil or “bracelet” and place pot on it. Smear the coil and pot together where it connects.
How will you design your Japanese Tea Bowl? Will your Tea Bowl have decorations? Will your Tea Bowl have different colors?Before using clay, let’s design our Tea Bowl!Grab a piece of paper and sketch out how you want your bowl to look! Color it! Get Creative!
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