I was so excited to get to school today and open the Kiln. I did the first firing of my Chihuly inspired 4th grade pottery pieces. I used Trinity white and stoneware clays that the students rolled into slabs and cut organic circles using various 4 inch to 6 inch circle tracers. We used pin tools to trace the circle and smooth the rim. They had a choice to put the slab in or on the back of a bowl that was in a plastic bag to prevent sticking. I added their names when the slab was leather hard. I purchase the Sax True Flow Colorburst Glazes to resemble the Chihuly Macchia glass pieces. I can't wait to display them.The students are super excited to see them finished too. I usually wait to do my super cool lesson at the end of the school year to keep students engaged, but I may have to do this one for our Art Night next year!