Pretty Pots

If you are going to make a clay pot for your rice then make it pretty!

Copyright Smithsonian National Museum of Art

This pot is from Nigeria.

Can you make ridges of clay ?

Copyright Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

This pot is from Tanzania.

Patterns can be made in different ways.

Copyright Thomas Jefferson

This pot is decorated with clay geckos.

Copyright Jabulile Nala

This lady is cutting patterns into the wet clay.

You can do this too !

One way to to make patterns in clay is to use dried seed and press them into your wet clay. 

When the clay has dried the seeds will fall out and you will have a lovely pattern!