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Re: ? Drape mold

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Dianna (dmammone)
Sat, 16 Jan 1999 20:54:35 -0500

Sling molds are easy. Take a stool, turn it upside down. Tie or rubberband
a piece of fabric to each corner so that the material sags in the middle.
Place clay inside. It's easy but the kids won't be able to do anything
more to it, like add legs or edges until it is harder. Why not try
something else? Currently, my 4s and 5s are making superheroes loosely
draped over toilet paper tubes. They did one of their superheroes then we
talked a bit about super powers etc. and they went back and did a second one
that was a self portrait of them as a super hero with special powers. One
kids power was to be able to drink all the water in the bathtub!
I am also starting a literature based curriculum using a children's story or
rhyme as a fable. For Sam's Sandwich we are making clay sandwiches focusing
on texture and shape. Four different textured slab pieces that will be held
together with slab bread and an o ring. Need more I can send ideas snail
mail. Don't want to take up any more of the groups time.
-----Original Message-----
From: John & Sandra Barrick <astroboy>
To: One of the Colmans <colmans1>
Cc: <>
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 3:15 PM
Subject: ? Drape mold

>I would like to do drape molds with 4 year olds any suggestions?
>Also I'm tired of the pinch pots and coil and was hoping for a more
>creative lesson.Any suggestions? I know about wall pockets
>One of the Colmans wrote:
>> I have been experimenting with drape molds in my high school ceramics
>> I made solid molds by filling plastic bowls with plaster.