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Re: sgraffito tiles--help!


From: Maryanne Buschini (buschini_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 31 2005 - 13:03:44 PST

Holly, this is a good lesson about using slip over red clay (this one
uses coil pots, not tiles, but it is the same process.


On Mar 31, 2005, at 3:23 PM, Holly Kingman wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to put together a lesson doing tiles in red clay, with
> sgraffito decoration using white clay slip. (This is for elementary) I
> did this years ago (when I was a student actually), and am not sure
> exactly how to do it. Does anybody have any helpful hints?  Does the
> clay need to be leather hard? What tools are used for filling in with
> the slip? And is there an easy way to clean up the excess slip? Has
> anyone done this with a class as young as fourth grade? I started a
> sample, and mine isn't that great, so I am getting a little worried! 
> Thanks for any advice.
> Holly
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