- We know that clay comes from the ground.
- We know that clay is a special mixture of dirt and water.
- We know that our clay creations have to be fired in a kiln and then they become hard and change colors.
- We know that we can choose to glaze our clay pieces next, but they must be fired again if there is glaze on them because glaze is different from paint - it needs the heat from the kiln to go through a chemical reaction.
Here are some of our creations:
Kindergarten Clay Fossils
Clay fossils in the kiln
First Grade Pinch Pot Mugs
Pinch pots waiting to be fired
Pinch pots still hot from their firing
Pinch pot still hot after their glaze firing
Second Grade Clay Fish
three stages of clay: greenware (just made), bisque (just fired once), glazed (ready to take home)
making their clay fish