Tuesday - Applying Clear Glaze
This took us 3 hours to glaze, clean up, and load 75 pottery pieces! I don't think we realized how long it would take to complete the task.
Saturday Pottery Class: Session #3
Relationship Building: Yoga - a parent led us in many yoga poses while we waited for students to arrive.
Kiln Viewing - we walked down to a science room to see the kiln - I explained how it worked and answered questions
Pottery Wheel Demonstration - I threw a large vase, closed the top, and cut it off the wheel and cut it in half. I originally thought I would bring one whell for demonstration purposes. Later, I change my mind and brought in two of my wheels.
4 - Pottery Rotations
1) Add picture to frame and add string for hanging
2) Paint self hardening class from last time
3) Create with self hardening clay
4) Pottery wheel experience - I centered the clay - the students put a hole in the center and pulled the clay out. Everyone ended up having 2 turns at doing this
Final Reactions - I'm so glad I brought in an extra wheel. For some of these students, this was the first time they had ever been on a wheel. Their faces told the whole story. I talked to the principal about offering another wheel/hand building class - 2 sessions - smaller class size!