Stone Age Pinch Pots

We joined Oak class today in the Art Room as they were busy taking a stroll back in time to the early Stone Age. Their task today was to make some ancient clay pots called “Pinch Pots”. The Pinch or thumb pot was the earliest recorded clay pot made by man during the paleolithic period of human history.

The Paleolithic age is a prehistoric period of human history distinguished by the development of the most primitive stone tools and covers roughly 95% of human technological prehistory.

The pots once dried will then be painted to represent the time. The children’s next clay pot building execise will be the “Coil Pot”, which was a method that was widely used for centuries. More on this in the coming weeks.

We took some pictures of todays class, which can be seen in the gallery below.