Wednesday, April 27 2022
A Scaly Rhino Body
"It can be scaly like a snake." - Bea
As Luke and Bea built the body, they agreed that the body should have scales. After thinking about the different strategies they could use to create a scaly texture, they decided on making the scales with flat clay. After they made the scales, they scored the scales and added slip so the pieces would attach easily onto the body.
Luke: The slip makes them stick.
Luke and Bea add several scales to the body
Luke: We are making the best. It is looking really good.
Bea explains the process of adding scales in the afternoon:
Perfecting the Head
Clay as a Gift
Several of the children who were not working on the guardian used clay to make gifts. KW decided to create a clay serving bowl for someone who will be moving off of the School Board next year.
Remy - We’re making a bowl for someone we don’t know. She’s a nice lady, so we’re making her a gift.
Rolling Out the Clay
Our Work in Progress on Tuesday:
On Wednesday, Lucas and Remy glazed the pieces that they had made yesterday. Jade and Wilder chose to start new pieces. As has been demonstrated with the clay guardian, forming a 3D clay structure can be tricky. Wilder first made a flat Archelon, but it became evident that it would not hold together and may be too long to fit in the kiln. Eventually, he made a volcano. Jade liked the idea and made one for herself.
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