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 art time.
After the pinch pots dry for a week, I put them in the kiln for the first firing called a bisque fire.
Once students get their pots back they glaze their bowl. This also takes will take one art time.
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!