Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Students chose  traditional designs and patterns from a variety of different countries and cultures to design their plates. They were able to chose from their own culture or one they wanted to learn more about.

 To start, students drew their design on a circle that was the same size as their plate.

 Students learned to roll a slab. To roll a slab a piece of clay must be rolled flat to the same thickness.

 The slab was pressed into a plastic plate mold  and the sides were trimmed with clay tools.

 The designs were carved into the clay with various tools.
After the plates were fired in the kiln one (bisque fired), students glazed them.  After glazing they were put in the kiln again.

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