Fifth graders this month got to learn about the coiling technique in pottery and used their new skills to make their own pots and teacups. We looked at the lives of the Hopi people in the Southwest U.S. and saw examples of their beautiful pottery. We took a closer look at the work of the famous Hopi potter, Nampeyo.
Students were ready to create their own vessels using this ancient technique. They rolled their clay into long cylinder shapes and wound them into their pots and cups. This class really enjoyed working with clay!