A Closer Look at Clay #5: Focus on the pieces of a Teapot


1. Find an image of a clay teapot (from a magazine, newspaper, web, etc.) that is unique and interesting. Remember that interesting is a subjective opinion.

2. Print out/Cut out, and neatly glue photo of your chosen work into your sketchbook. Include all information you find on the work (title, artist, material, size, etc.) You must include your source (URL, magazine, etc.)

3. Write a legible (type if necessary) description (at least 4 sentences) of the basic form shape and the different parts (body, handle, lid, spout) of your chosen teapot on the same page. Write as if you are describing to a good friend over the phone.

4. WHY did you choose this piece? How did the artist make the different parts of the teapot cohesive? How do they all go together? (Try to use our Aesthetic Scanning words: line, shape, form, color, texture, space, balance, unity, size/proportion, unity, emphasis, pattern, mood, etc.)

Credit format:
Artist, Title, date, publication info (i.e., Ceramics Monthly, March 2009) or URL

To get full credit for this assignment you must follow ALL directions, write very neatly and give credit accurately.