C L A Y T I M E !
This year activities for first grade included handbuilt pinchpot bowls and stamp imprinted slab texture plates. Both projects were glazed by students who hand brushed each with ceramic glaze. Third and fifth grade students created two "choice" projects each. This is a favorite activity where students design and create whatever they choose. In addition to their choice projects, third grade students built a creature sculpture, adding shapes and forms to their initial pinch pot form. Projects were finished with tempera paints. Fifth graders learned to create a ceramic container with a lid that fits. The lid surface depicts a "relief" face made by cutting out and attaching pieces of clay made from a slab. These were finished with ceramic glazes. Both fifth grade choice projects were finished with liquid tempera paint and sealed with a diluted glue product.
Projects are in the process of being assessed, briefly displayed and/or carefully wrapped and taken home, so parents and family should be sharing in the learning and accomplishments of our clay artistry very soon.