One of the books that Mr. Collier illustrated is the picture book Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave. The book is written by Laban Carrick Hill.
|Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill|
After reading the book with the amazing students in Mrs. Proudman's class, we then decided to design our own pottery. Students first drew the type of pot they would like to make. Then they came up with their own sayings that they would carve into their pot, just like Dave the Potter would do.
|Drawing a pot, using the book as a reference.|
|Concentrating on drawing the perfect pot!|
Mr. Dave brought in lots of different tools in order to help us make perfect pots. He was happy to answer any questions that students had about pottery. He even brought in a pot that he made himself. This pot was similar in style to the pots that Dave the Potter from the book created.
|Mr. Dave shows us how to score the pots, which makes it easy to lay down the clay coils.|
|Mr. Dave demonstrates how to make a pinch pot.|
|In this picture you can see the pot that Mr. Dave brought in for us to see.|
|You start making a pinch pot by poking a hole in the middle.|
|Listening to Mr. Dave while creating a pot.|
|Hard at work!|
|These pots are close to being finished.|
As an added surprise, Mr. Dave showed us how to make a tile out of clay. He brought a tool with which we were all able to write our names or initials in the clay. This will be an amazing souvenir for us to remember this visit for years to come. It will be hard to top this library class, but Mrs. Proudman and I are looking forward to more fun projects in 2015!