Shideh Shayani

Assignment 1 / Materials Development TSL 5258 Education Tech. in Teaching L2

[ASSIGNMENT 1 / MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT]

The amazing art of Pottery!

Pottery is dishes, plates, cups, and cooking pots made out of clay. It is a good idea to make dishes and pots out of clay for several reasons. Clay is cheap and easy to get, pretty much anybody can make a useful pot out of it, and you can make it waterproof pretty easily too.

Islamic Pottery

People first started making pottery out of clay around 6000 BC, near the beginning of the Neolithic period. From the beginning, people used pottery as a way of constructing their social identity, or showing who they were and how they were different from other people. Many of the designs used on pottery were borrowed from cloth, which was also used to identify people of one group or another. The earliest form of art we know from China was pottery - clay pitchers and bowls. Most of the best early pottery comes from a place called Ban'po and

Jar from Ban'po, 4800 BC

it is named after that place. People in Ban'po began to make pottery about two thousand years later in China than in West Asia. This Ban'po pottery was handmade (not on a potter's wheel). At first the polished red pots were plain. Then the pots were painted with black swirling spirals and geometric shapes, and sometimes with human faces. Later on, artists in China used a brush to paint their pottery, and the designs became more sophisticated.

Pottery bowl from Henan in Northern China, about 3500 BC

Nothing measures to the feel of working with clay and crafting a piece of pottery! But if you want to know more before you get your hands wet, try the sites below:
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/arts/pottery/ http://pottery.about.com/od/meetingpotters/tp/pots101.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottery http://www.ceramicscanada.net/

Here is a preview of what you could get at the best pottery school in Ottawa!

They are very well equipped and run courses all year long!

Take a look at their programs:
http://www.gloucesterpotteryschool.com/en/programs.aspx

Now see if you can answer these questions based on what you just read. Don’t peak!

Questions:
1. Give me one good reason why making pots and dishes out of clay is a good idea? Because our ancestors did it ☐ It’s disposable ☐ Clay is cheap and easy to get ☐ 2. When did people start making pottery out of clay? 1000 BC ☐ 2000 BC ☐ 3. 6000 BC ☐ Name one source of ideas for patterns as mentioned in the text. Nature ☐ Fabrics ☐ 4. Aunt Betty ☐ Where does most of the best early Chinese pottery come from? Ban'po ☐ Nepal ☐

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Ottawa ☐ Where did pottery first start? China ☐ Europe ☐ West Asia ☐

Just say Yes or No!

Do you enjoy making things? Choose an item. Have you ever worked with clay?
Choose an item.

Do you consider yourself to be talented? Choose an item. Now having seen all this beautiful art work, how do you feel about trying it out?

ASSIGNMENT 1: RUBRIC ASSIGNMENT 1: RUBRIC SHIDEH TYPE THE NAME OF THE PERSON YOU EVALUATE

NAME OF THE EVALUATOR

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NOTE: WE WILL DO THE EMBEDDING IN CLASS SINCE NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET IT TO WORK 

Shideh! This is fantastic! You have all the requirements and much more! I am very impressed  The reading was really interesting and I could relate since I took pottery classes for two years when I was in High School!

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