The third grade will learn about Jeri Redcorn and her functional pottery. Jeri is a Caddo Native American who uses traditional techniques to create her pottery. The first grade studies the Caddo, too.
Here is Jeri Redcorn’s site, she even had artwork at the White House! (click photo link) How do you think this pottery is used? What textures, colors, and shapes do you see?
From the National Museum of the American Indian: How Jeri Redcorn became a potter, how she helps other people create pottery, and how she feels about her artwork.
Student examples, from above:
BEST ART TIPS:
- Save some clay to make handles or lids.
- Do NOT put the lid on the pot to dry. It will get stuck!