Thursday, December 16, 2010
the clay abyss
My 6th, 7th and 8th grade artists have been getting their hands dirty, literally. We just finished using a lot of clay and the pieces are really wonderful!
6th graders made coil pots, 7th graders made sweet treat desserts and 8th graders made mug mugs. There are a few samplings from my Art Club that include tea pots and clay boxes as well.
All the work is so amazing and I am so excited about it all! My students keep asking me, "When are we glazing?" or "When am I getting my clay piece back?"
I have to admit that I have been just as big of a kid myself, with sneak peaks in the kiln on early dark mornings - I get to school when it is still dark- because I cannot wait to see their amazing work!
The hardest part has been asking the kids to part with their work for a few weeks to be displayed in the case.
Here are a few shots of the groupings. More to follow on each individual lessons soon!