One option for your ceramics projects is to create a flower pot. Flower pots must include the following:
- You pot must be large enough to support the needs of a small plant.
- You must include drainage for watering.
- Your design of the pot must be creating and innovative.
Succulents are extremely popular right now. Many succulents are small plants and therefore tiny flower pots are everywhere. You should be able to find plenty of ideas on the web. Search idea: *Ceramic Flower Pots*. As always Google is great, but I find that Pinterest is sometimes better suited for idea searches. Be sure that your idea search is just a jumping off point and you are not stealing someone else’s work.
Check out some past student work:
Hints Your project will need to be some sort of container. Create a hollow space for the plant buy either creating a hand built vessel. There are quite a few ways you can do this, two great ways are by creating pinch pots or building with slabs. Check out the videos below for information pertaining to each of these building techniques.
Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. VA:Cr1.1.I a. Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors. VA:Cr1.2.III a. Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. VA:Cr2.1.I a. Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan. VA:Cr2.1.II a. Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form. VA:Cr2.2.I a. Explain how traditional and nontraditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.
Anchor Standard 3: Revise, refine, and complete artistic work. VA:Cr3.1.II a. Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, reengage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. a. Analyze, select, and curate artifacts or artworks for presentation and preservation.
Anchor Standard 8: Construct meaningful interpretations of artistic work. a. Construct meaningful interpretations, supported by evidence, of an artwork or collection of works through describing and analyzing feelings, subject matter, formal characteristics, artmaking approaches, contextual information, and key concepts.