Coil Pots

 
 NATIVE AMERICAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AFRICAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Step by step guide to making coil pots
 
 
1 make a thumb pot and put water in it. Mix it round to make 'slip'
 
2 roll out clay to the thickness of a finger, making sure it is the same thickness all along it
 
3 curl it round so it makes a circle and score the ends with a clay knife before 'glueing' them together with slip
 
4 score it along the length and 'paint' slip along it as if you are glueing it
 
5 put another long strip of clay you have made along it, having made sure you score that one, as well
 
6 push down between the two coils of clay to make a smooth wall