Monday, 13 May 2013

Clay Bells M13

7 and 8 year olds

The children have had very little experience with clay. When I asked them what they knew about clay, their knowledge was a bit sketchy. So I took the lesson slowly, demonstrating often and explaining why the clay dried quickly for some etc.

They made a pinch pot first. Turned them over and added a handle. The joining technique was taken seriously and slowly. They added patterns to the outside of the bell and their names on the inside.

They also made a small pea sized thing to hang in the bell when it is finished. These clay creations will be fired in our kiln once they have dried. 

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