Tuesday, October 2, 2012

8th grade ceramics- Monster Planters

This is the second time I have tried the monster planters with my 8th graders. This group of 8th graders this year are incredible. They are so creative and love to take ideas and run with it. Here are some examples (in progress)...

Steps for this project:
1. Make a pinch pot
2. Smooth the pinch pot
3. Roll a thin slab and cut out facial features. Score and slip them on!
4. Roll a long, medium thickness slab. Form a heart shape. Score and slip the pinch pot onto the heart. This makes the legs.
5. Add additional details like shoes, horns, ears, a tail, texture, etc.
6. Smooth
7. Outline facial features with either a thin coil or trace around them. This helps them pop out!

My class this year really elaborated on their ideas and did a fantastic job! I can't wait to see how they turn out when we glaze them. More photos later this week!

Here are some of the finished projects! I will have a few more to share soon!

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