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To Linda Stauffer: 7th grade ceramics

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Pamela W. Lackey (pwl_smsd.pa.us)
Tue, 10 Mar 1998 10:53:33 -0500


I have done a "minimalist" slab constructed sculpture. You need lots of
prep time for this. Each student gets the same size slab: about 9x12
inches. A slab roller is essential. They work on paper first,
sectioning a piece of 9x12 paper into simple geometric shapes: no
rounded lines. All straight and angles. The paper template is then set
on the slab and cut with a knife. The student then joins the pieces at
various angles buy slipping and scoring, being careful to balance weight
and composition. The finished sculpture must be free standing.
Teacher demonstrate slip and score. Surface can be left smooth or some
texture can be added to some areas. Dry. Bisque Fire. I dip glazed
these projects one color. They are really cool looking! And students
learn all important ceramics skills. They also take up very little
space. I store clay projects in plastic boxes with lids. Six projects
can fit in one box. About 4 classes.

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