Re: Clay Cars
- Cat ~I'm glad you're excited about the idea too! Thanks for the tips!~ Kathleen
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- I have made a little clay convertible before using slab and coils.
Every year, I have my fifth graders make hollow form ceramic animals
or gargoyles. There are some on our website from this year. I have
them draw what they want to make before they make it. They also
have to lay a sheet of tracing paper on top of their drawing and
diagram in cross section what parts will be made from pinch pots,
perhaps pinch pots joined togeter, slab, coil, or modeled form. You
could certainly do this with clay cars, as well. Adding little
pinched form animals as drivers or riders in these cars or pickup
trucks, etc. could be fun.
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>think my 5th graders would love the idea of creating clay cars... I
> What a great idea... clay cars. Mine if I borrow you idea, I
could incorporate it with my lesson on form and function. Oh, and
then have the kids write little stories about each cars character, a
nice language arts tie in. Oh, now I've got to write this up....
thanks for the inspiration.
>are you might want to reconsider hollowing out the clay. For
> Oh, almost forgot. Depending on what age group your students
example, with my 5th graders I think I will have them use either a
pinch and slap technqiue. Maybe have them use newspaper or balloons
as the armature then have the students build the clay around it,
adding details and facial expressions that are slipped and scored
on. Or maybe have them start with a pinch pot turned upside down,
have the students carve out wheel holes or add slap wheels. Then
using slip and score have them add details and facial expressions.
For more complexity to the project, I think I'll have them create a
smaller pinch pot that they can add to the top of the vehicle's body
and then cut out windows or a sunroof. Those are just a few ideas
from the top of my head.
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> Thanks again for the inspiration.
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- In my pottery class the 4-5th graders just want to make mobile phones
with their clay.They have conversations with each other on their clay
phones......becuase mobiles are not allowed in schools neither for
students nor the staff.
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> I have made a little clay convertible before using slab and coils.