In ceramics, the slump mold is one of several ways to build a form. Other methods include the press mold, the coil, the wheel thrown form and the poured mold. For the coffee mug project we will roll out a slab, cut it to size, and wrap it around a cylindrical form to get our basic shape for the mug. Then we attach the bottom and handle.
The assignment we are starting on today and that is due Oct 19th is to make a set of two coffee cups, and a teapot with two matching teacups. The overall idea is to create things that go together like words in a sentence. So all items of the set will have something in common such as similar form, texture, color, theme etc. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, lets look at the picture of a teapot set shown here on the home page of my blog. This teapot set was made by a Chinese student in my class last year. Notice the relationship among the 3 items and how they reflect upon each other by way of the repeated square, the repeated color, the consistent smooth finish, alternating size, alternating sequence of color. Finally, the three items of the set look similar yet different.
Give it a try!