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Clay and 6th Grade

posted Nov 22, 2011, 4:10 AM by Molly Marshall   [ updated Sep 2, 2012, 9:31 AM ]
We have been working hard on planning and building our clay totems. This year students were able to make their totem into a pencil holder or mug to bring more function to their piece. Learning how to build new forms has been a fun challenge. The kiln is being loaded and will be fired for the first time next week. After the totems are bisque fired we will be able to glaze them and then do a glaze firing.
 
Here are a few photos of our work so far...
 
Yes we get messy, that is one of the many reasons art is so much fun! : )
 
 
 
Using many different tools to create texture.
A fork is being used here to add horizontal lines.
 
Making sure to score & slip and blend the clay together so that the snout will stay in place.
 
Totems waiting to go into the kiln.
 
Our kiln is open and ready for business.
 
Loading greenware into the kiln, preparing for the first of many firings.
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