3rd Grade students created their mugs or vases by combining the coil pot and slab building methods of ceramics. Then students learned about the work of contemporary ceramicist Roberto Lugo. Lugo creates work that promotes equality showing how different cultural histories can work together. Most of his pottery depicts portrait paintings of influential people in history combined with decorative patterns and designs. Using Lugos' work as inspiration students were then asked to come up with someone influential in their own lives. Using a transfer technique students applied a photo of their influential person to their mug and decorated it using lines and shapes. All the pottery is food safe and can be used at home.
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