On 4/13/09 6:38 AM, "Sears, Ellen" <ELLEN.SEARS@Anchorage.kyschools.us>
> I have just finished two of my favorite clay projects - rattles and
> Rattles are just fun and a good way for practice with clay - lots of
> science with clay bodies and sound.
> And the spoons are just treasures - my 5th graders did both. The spoons
> are like an engineering project - there is so much they have to think
> about when designing. Basically pinch and coil - lots of fine modeling
> done - embellishments and surface treatments all in a very small space.
> We use Mayco Stroke and Coat glazes and dip when finished. (Starting
> with a pinch pot and coil - think creatively to make your spoon 'into
> something'... scorpions, flowers, lizards, alligators, dragonfly, frog
> catching a fly... or push the clay and see what you can do with
> Our other teacher is a clay artist - she has the 7th graders spend
> months on slab fantasy houses. They take forever - but they are very
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