Coil Project

Start with a pinch pot base that is wide and low (not more than 1” tall.) The walls should be wide enough to support the coils you will be putting on it – about a finger width wide.

Roll coils using the fingers of both hands that are about the width of your fingers.

Use the scoring and slipping method to attach the coils. Make the structure of the coils visible from the outside, but smooth each coil on the inside. This will ensure that the project stays together.

When coils fall off it is a sure sign that the coil was not attached correctly.

Coil project should show Form – the project should not be a cylinder – it must flair out from the base and then change shape from there.

At least three kinds of coils – plain, dots, swirls, …

Positive and negative space – there should be some holes in the structure.

Regular or irregular repeating pattern to show rhythm.

Remember you have three ways to design the project - the form (3d shape), the surface design/pattern & the edge.

ALL THREE OF THESE DESIGN ELEMENTS SHOULD GO TOGETHER TO MAKE A UNIFIED PROJECT.

In this project the form is round, there are round coils, dots and swirls and the edge undulates - it all goes together to make a unified project.