By the time you get to these lessons, you should have done at least one
project in each of the basic five units so that you know the basic handbuilding
techniques for working in clay and can use them. Just like the title says,
you will be putting it all together to express your creativity
and put your imaginings into reality. Sound like fun? You're right, it is!
In the first studio activity, we will create a teapot. Now, a teapot is
functional, right? But does form necessarily follow function? We'll find out
about the traditions and functions of the teapot through history, and then
look at some contemporary versions of the good old standard. You're own
teapot will be uniquely yours, pulling from tradition or a completely new
The second studio activity takes us off onto a road we have not taken in
our clay lessons so far. Clay is a wonderfully perfect medium for sculpture.