Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ceramic containers

These quick and easy slab containers are made by using 1/4" slabs (rolled the day before the project), a circle template, basic ceramic tools including a needle tool but paper clips would work. Students cut out their circle shape place the bottom of a small paper cup in the center for a guideline then add radial designs. Once all designs have been added, students simply pick up their clay and drape it upside down over the paper cup and leave to dry overnight. The next day, all paper cups can be removed and the containers turned right side up to dry the rest of the way. Once fired, these were glazed and refired.