Assignment: super-secret-treasure-keeper. The project must have a secret compartment and/or consider the interior of the form as extensively as the exterior. Students are required to start with an initial design (which can change as their idea develops), and are also encouraged to work on a somewhat larger scale. This assignment is primarily a slab building assignment, but students can also utilize other building techniques. Students are also encouraged to design and utilize a pattern prior to construction.
These projects under construction (images taken at the first 'green' critique/review): (left) the student installed electrical components scavenged from old appliances into the finished project, (middle) this project was inspired by Day of the Dead celebrations, and was filled with ceramic flowers and brightly painted, (right) these 'koi pond' platters un-stacked to form a 3-piece serving set.