Design and present a vessel

Visit to museum/gallery (Silver of the Stars exhibition and collections in museum) to sketch ideas and collect stimulus.

Develop sketches into designs and notes.

Choose materials (papier mache, clay, modroc etc) that are suitable for the chosen design.

Make the vessel taking into consideration the function and aesthetics etc.

Present design to the group and display for more to see.


Children took lots of notes, photos and ideas from the Silver of the Stars exhibition.

Many recognised detailed note taking/labelling in their design process.

Children learnt a lot about suitability of materials for purpose.

Next Steps

Organise a visit from someone with a vessel that means something to them (such as a family member).

Visit a silversmith at work.

Recording the presentation.

Online resources.