Movement and Design
Ceramic I-Coiling Clay Project
Big Picture Questions
In what areas do humans follow "movements"?
How the “movement” of ceramics has influences the development of
cultures/societies, Human Ingenuity?
How can "energy" be visually represented?
Where do ideas for design and form come
How does design influence your choices?
Students should be able to:
Demonstrate how to roll a round, even coil.
Explain why slip and scoring is so important.
Analyze historical examples
Create a coil form using coil construction as a design feature as well as construction
Discuss and Evaluate own work as well as other artists’ work using ceramic vocabulary and
elements and principles of art.
Colorado State Standards
1. Observe & Learn to Comprehend
GLE 1. Visual art has inherent characteristics and expressive features
GLE 3. Art and design have purpose and function
2. Envision & Critique to Reflect
GLE 1. Reflective strategies are used to understand the creative process
-GLE 3. Interpretation is a means for understanding and evaluating works of art
3. Invent & Discover to Create
GLE 2. Assess and produce art with various materials and methods
4. Relate & Connect to Transfer
GLE 2. Communication through advanced visual methods is a necessary skill in everyday
Formative Coil Bowl:
Design the inside of a circle using a variety of lines and shapes to create the inside pattern.
Create a coil clay bowl that is influenced be your circle design on the paper. (Hand out)
Summative Coil Vessel:
Create a coil designed vessel that “moves” and has 3 or more “pattern” designs that repeat
in the form
Look through clay books and/or magazines and sketch an interesting form.
Plan a coil design using 3 patterns and repetition. Part of the pattern can be smoothed area
on the form.
Create a vessel form that is influenced by that design.
Use slab for the bottom.
Height requirement is 10”-12”.
What kinds of lines do you have in your patterns that move?