Ahhh, today was conference day, and the end of the 9 weeks.
I was so lucky to have time to display the 5th graders fabulous fall leaves!
I am in love with this green ...True Flow Colorburst glaze, Kiwi Green!
Green is my favorite color, so I had to take photo cluster of a few pretty green leaves.
I initially taught this lesson last year, but made some big changes this year. I think the lesson was more successful this year with terra cotta clay and True Flow glazes by Sax.
I gave each child a slab of clay and they could pick a leaf to create a form.
My leaf collection included: rubber leaf stamps or artificial leaves.
They used a pin tool to cut a leaf shape.
The hardest part was attaching a FOOT with a coil of clay that was scored and slipped!
We slumped the leaves in small bowl that were covered with a zip lock bag. I turned them over the next day to add their names and let them dry.
This year I bisque fired instead of using stroke and coat glaze on greenware.
I set up a small group glaze station. I limited the color palette to 2 warm colors.
Only an art teacher knows how wonderful this moment it....opening the kiln in the morning!
I couldn't wait for show and tell!
I displayed them today under the 3rd grade leaves!
A glamour shot......