Friday, May 29, 2009

1st Grade Pinch Pot Turtles

1st grade students recently finished their first clay project. It was an exciting time for everyone involved because EVERYONE loves clay. Students began by learning about the qualities of clay as well as learning that clay essentially comes from the earth. They then made small pinch pots, a simple ceramic form. Next, feet, a head, and sometimes even a tail were added to created a turtle. Finally, after the clay was fired in the kiln, the turtles were finished with a touch of watercolor paint. This project was a lot of fun!

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