Teacher Resources

Annemarie Schmid-Esler

Kitchen Cupboard Birds, 1980

Essential Questions

  • When you look around your room, what objects do you see? If you had to leave suddenly and had to pack 5-7 objects, which would you pack?
  • How do these objects relate to you?


  • How would you construct a sculpture using these objects?
  • Would this be an autobiography of you or would it be a day in your life?
  • Was everything constructed from clay because Schmid-Esler is a ceramicist?

Suggested Activity

  • Think about the elements and principles of design and work out the scale, proportions and perspective of your objects.