Monday, March 30, 2015

Blab about Slab!

We had a great time learning about slab construction and glazing with our latest project in fourth grade. After watching an informational Prezi on hand-building methods with clay, students decided whether they wanted to make a container or a tile using the slab method. Students then created sketches to plan their projects. 

Some student tiles were inspired by the mini landscapes of Szilvia Vihiälä, an artist from Finland whom I discovered on Pinterest. 

This is a tiny farm that is only 2 by 2 1/2 inches. Oh, the patience of this young man.

We have started to glaze  and I cannot wait to see these pastel colors bloom into the bright primary and secondary colors. We've thrown a few neutrals in, especially for landscape details.
I will post these and others after we fire the second time.

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