Wednesday 9 January 2013

All the Tea In China -Comparative Civilizations 12

After lessons on Chinese culture and history, including the Qin, Han, and Tang Dynasties we muddied our hands today in clay, creating tea cups that we will use in a tea ceremony later this month.
The first step was for students to use their smartphones and search an appropriate Chinese character they will engrave and glaze onto the cup.

The next step was to start making our pinch pot tea cups. Frustrating for some, easier for others, but seemed to be fun for all.

Tomorrow we will continue shaping and carving into the cups then let them dry to prepare for firing in the kiln.

Post Courtesy of Lesley Lacroix 

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