I always start my Ceramic 1 coil building unit with a competition day. Its a great way to figure out who has that natural talent, and it quickly shows students that they can start a larger project in a single class period. Most students are proficient enough to make something 12" or taller, some struggle to reach double digits, and a few students just have that knack to go beyond 24".
Anyways, we had plenty of fun; Here are a few photos of what students made.
Ceramic 2 students will get another shot at it on Friday!