Our Elementary Art students created their own versions of ceramic houses.
Our Elementary Art Students completed ceramic houses while learning about slab-built clay projects. We used white low-fire clay from Seattle pottery.
We rolled out slabs 3/8" thick and at least 6" wide, and cut around templates for the roof and walls.
We learned how to attach with a scratch-attach method.
Scoring is best if the marks go both ways, like "X's" or "crosshatches." Gaps, where two pieces are joined together, need to be filled with a scored and moistened coil if they can't be pushed together and sealed with vinegar.
We had a lot of fun designing and decorating our houses.
First bisque firing of the houses. After the first firing which makes the clay hard, we painted them with ceramic glazes.
And then fired them one more time.
Our finished houses were as unique as we are!
Jamie Lightfoot is an oil painter and owner of Picket Fence Art Studio.