The 4th grade has started to create clay pinch pots. Each student is given a ball of clay, which they will pinch into a bowl. Students will also add a "pedestal" or support to the bottom of their bowl by scratching and attaching.
Making the pinch pot will only take one 30 minute art time and then to glaze their bowl will take one more 30 minute art time.
I fire the clay once so it will be ready to be glazed. After the first firing, we apply the glaze and I fire the bowls one more time so the glaze turns into a glass coating.
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!