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Re: [teacherartexchange] Texture objects for clay


From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 10 2010 - 20:26:32 PDT

Some of my favorites are:
-the rectangular end of a chopstick, round end too.
-a ribbed marker cap, for making a lined pattern around the edge of anything, it makes a great edge.
-a large bolt, or nail head
-seed pods
-a sharp pencil, both ends
-a clay tool that has a gently rounded end that is narrow (not flat like a popsicle stick more like a field hockey stick)

I am a gardener and have made up all sorts of simple and complex flower shapes with a pencil, both ends, and the last item mentioned, the clay tool. Also, old costume jewelry, which kids delight over.

Have fun!

On Oct 9, 2010, at 8:15 AM, Lisa Teske wrote:

> I am wondering everyday objects you use to add texture to clay. I have some great clay specific tools, but am sure there are some less expensive or free items I could be using as well. Any suggestions?
> Thanks!
> Lisa
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