Neolithic Pinch Pots

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An introduction to Neolithic Era pottery for Kindergarten students

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Neolithic Pinch Pots

  1. 1. Pinch PotsNeolithic Era Pottery
  2. 2. Neolithic Era The Birth of Art• Neos (New) Lithos (Stone) = New Stone Age• 10,200 BC to 4,500 BC• Farming• Animal Husbandry• paintings Storytelling with cave• Decorative clay pottery
  3. 3. Why is Farming Important?• Allows for a stable food source• Staying in the same place• Time to relax and communicate• Feeling more secure and happy
  4. 4. Cave Paintings
  5. 5. Neolithic Pottery What the pottery might have looked like:Neolithic Pottery Tools
  6. 6. Neolithic Pottery Forms
  7. 7. Neolithic Pottery Forms
  8. 8. Neolithic Pottery Decoration
  9. 9. Neolithic Pottery Seals
  10. 10. Using TEXTURE
  11. 11. Symbols of Importance Dawenkou People, China
  12. 12. Parts of a PotMouth Lip Neck Shoulder Belly Foot Each part can change quite a lot! This pot has THREE feet, called a tripod.
  13. 13. Making a Pinch Pot
  14. 14. Step 1Make a smooth ball of clay.
  15. 15. Step 2Gently stick your thumb halfway through the ball of clay.
  16. 16. Step 3Pinching evenly with your fingers and withyour thumb in the hole, press and rotate to widen the hole.
  17. 17. Step 4 When your pinch pot has strong, evenwalls, smooth the surface and the lip with a drop or two of water.
  18. 18. Step 5 You can add three small balls of clay to the foot to create a tripod base. Score and slip each surface to make them stick together! Score: making the surface ofyour clay rough with criss-cross scratches Slip: brushing water or watery clay over the scored areas to help pieces of clay stick together.
  19. 19. Step 6Press in textures to decorate your pot.You can use anything withan interesting surface as a clay stamp:rope, jewelry, tiles, seashells,fingernails, rubber stamps, baskets, fabric

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