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Neolithic Pinch Pots

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An introduction to Neolithic Era pottery for Kindergarten students

An introduction to Neolithic Era pottery for Kindergarten students

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  • 1. Pinch PotsNeolithic Era Pottery
  • 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. 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. Cave Paintings
  • 5. Neolithic Pottery What the pottery might have looked like:Neolithic Pottery Tools
  • 6. Neolithic Pottery Forms
  • 7. Neolithic Pottery Forms
  • 8. Neolithic Pottery Decoration
  • 9. Neolithic Pottery Seals
  • 10. Using TEXTURE
  • 11. Symbols of Importance Dawenkou People, China
  • 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. Making a Pinch Pot
  • 14. Step 1Make a smooth ball of clay.
  • 15. Step 2Gently stick your thumb halfway through the ball of clay.
  • 16. Step 3Pinching evenly with your fingers and withyour thumb in the hole, press and rotate to widen the hole.
  • 17. Step 4 When your pinch pot has strong, evenwalls, smooth the surface and the lip with a drop or two of water.
  • 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. 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