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Re: To Linda Stauffer: 7th grade ceramics

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John M. Barrick (astroboy)
Tue, 10 Mar 1998 12:27:32 -0500

I guess producing their own tiles and then constructing a dome shape
igloo outside out of them is out of the Question.
Actually I like the hand idea. I just saw collection of someone's who
had I believe Rodan Hands? They placed them on their table as a center

Pamela W. Lackey wrote:
> 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.