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>Another clay project inspired by Japanese art would be Netsukes. They
>are "story carvings from old Japan" that were worn by the Japanese from
>17th to 19th centuries. These small porcelien sculptures hung on the
>ends of the cord of their kimono. Many symbolize mythogical beings,
>zodiac symbols, or a story, legend, or fairly tale. I had a lot of
>bookmarks on Japanese Art and Netsuke but I lost it two weeks ago when
>my computer crashed.
>Give each 2nd grade student a 4" slice of a thick coil. Talk about the
>subtractive method. Plastic knives and spoons will work to carve their
>netsukes to represent a fairy tale or ghost tale.
>I would appreciate any info from others who had heard about or done
>netsukes with their students.
>>> Hi wonderful inspiring intelligent group of art teachers!!!!! (the
>>> people who understand me!! thats why all the compliments!!!))))
>>> I am working on a japanese unit for 2nd grade and need some ideas for
>>> clay project!! we are going to do some fish printing and papermaking
>>> I would like to tie in our clay project to the japanese
>>> let me know of any ideas!!!!
>>> in sunny fl
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