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Spring 1 Mayan Ceramics

Researching Mayan design

We studied the design and colour of Mayan artwork, ranging from funeral urns to triple face mask. 

Sketching some ancient Mayan ceramics, thinking about the polychrome design features.  

Experimenting with different shapes and forms to construct a simple vessel

Making slip to create smooth edges and to attach different clay.

Create intricate detail inscribed into the clay

Design a Maya inspired cooking pot using Maya decoration

Making our pots

Polychrome design