Tuesday, December 11, 2012

4th grade slab mugs

 Posted by Picasa4th grade artists learned how to create roll out a slab of clay to 1/4". We then cut our slab into a large rectangle and then cut out a circle and a rectangle. The circle serves as the base and the rectangle was carefully curved around the base to form the wall of our mug. We used a variety of found objects--like forks, spoons and spools to add designs, pattern and texture to our mugs.
After these were fired in our kiln.  We all made a color wheel and learned about color harmonies. These are specific colors that can be used together for various effects. Our color harmony options were primary, secondary, warm and cool. We chose one color harmony and used those color glazes to glaze our mugs.
These came out great and will be featured at the upcoming specials night on January 14th.

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