Create at least 2 functional cups with at least one other complimentary form. These objects will comprise a thematic group.
Some students choose to interpret this assignment with very elaborate compositions; other students focus on more understated form and surface. Function and attention to detail (craftsmanship) are always the main goals. The variety of outcomes contribute to an interesting discussion on the concept and challenges of making (and using) utilitarian forms.
This is a detail image of the serving tray that was designed to accompany a set of cups, approx. 16" long, fired to cone 6 in oxidation (electric kiln). The student was thrilled with the tray, but dissatisfied with the cups, which she discarded. Editing and revising work as it develops is an important part of the process for an artist and potter.