Year 5 studied the shapes and forms of Roman pottery which was linked to their curriculum Topic and used coiling and Pinch pot techniques to make strong and usable vessels. The students used stoneware and terracotta clay which was bisque fired to 800 degrees c. The vessels were then decorated and glazed by the students and high fired in the School’s kiln to 1020 degrees c.
One-point perspective was the drawing technique that the students studied earlier this year. We combined it with the curriculum topic about the environment and discussed the question of clean energy and the issues around the use of fossil fuels for energy production. The finished water colours are a very powerful and convincing argument for finding solutions for a sustainable future.