Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ceramic Rattles

5th Grade Ceramic Rattles

Fifth grade has done a wonderful job on the rattles. Students began the project by making two equal pinch pots. Students then rolled about 10 small pieces of clay to go inside the pinch pots. The small pieces had to be very dry so that they would not stick together. Students used slip and score methods to attach the two rattles together and created an animal out of the rattles. Three small holes were poked into the rattle to allow for ventilation. The rattles dried about one week and then were fired at cone 06. Students then painted three coats of Mayco glaze and an overglaze and the rattles were fired again. I think they are great!

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