When I was student teaching last Fall I did this project with 4th graders.
Use red clay about the size of soft ball and flatten out (with rolling pin)
to be somewhat oval shaped . Let dry for a couple, few days. Then the kids
can break off the edges very carefully so they look like pottery shards. Then
the kids can use a pointed tool to incize lines into clay depicting
characters or scenes from myths. It's a good idea to have some examples
xeroxed and laminated for them to get ideas. They could even spell out their
names in Greek.
Next step is to bisque fire them. Next use black glaze so that some red clay
shows through. These look like pottery chards dug up from a Greek
achiological dig. The kids really liked them and it was interdisciplinary.
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