Finally, after much planning, Grade 9 Art Students are ready to get the clay out!
Since this was our first clay project in awhile, we experimented wiht the whole process first – creating small pieces, firing them in the kiln, glazing them and then re-firing them.
Then, we began working on our final abstracted works.
Unfortunately, we were making large chunky works of clay – and if you don’t get ALL the tiny little air bubbles out of the clay, then they may explode in the kiln. And…. many of our works did. I think only one or two actually exploded but then in their explosion – took out other works. We didn’t have enough time to do the whole process again, so some student’s recreated their sculpture in magic clay. Their works missed the glazing step – and just painted their sculptures – but I think overall – the works are very cool.
Check out our Gallery of Finished Works – and see if you can tell what the original (pre-abstraction) pose each student was making…..