This beginner ceramics lesson for secondary art students focuses on manipulating a clay slab into a bowl and then piercing it or cutting away cool shapes to emphasize contrast and negative space.
Ceramic Lesson: Pierced Slab Bowl. Students will create engaging, unique pierced or cut away shapes from a clay slab to emphasize negative space, and then drape the slab over a curved armature to create a bowl. Kids are always fascinated with piercing something, so let them pierce away on a slab of clay! This is a great way to get contrast and negative space in your clay project.