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Saturday, January 26, 2013

My Clay Day

My New Year's resolution was to make time for my art. So.....Needing to make clay pieces for another Raku fire day at Eric Orr's studio next month, I made four pieces. I also needed to make items for a PDH next month on glazing. I loved using the Trinity Raku clay. It is so gritty. I made several pieces following the how to on Gary Jackson's  site. I also made leaf bowls using stoneware clay from Trinity Clay in Dallas.










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  1. Can't wait to see these glazed! :)

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  2. I just tried this with 4th and 5th graders in my after school program. Most were very successful. I love the idea. I wanted to test it for use as a 3rd grade slab project for next year but I'm not sure I can pull it off with 3rdgraders. I may stick to wall pockets for them. I do love the vases and will make a few for myself. I'm think an under glazed wiped off to enhance the texture and the just a clear glaze. I'll look forward to seeing your glazed version.

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    1. We are having a glaze workshop next week and that is my goal. I also did a two for a Raku fire. I really liked the rubber texture plates for clay. I think it would be hard to do this with a large group of kids.

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