Monday, 27 April 2015

Making Clay Alligators

Over the last two weeks our class has been learning from a potter who has been teaching us about working with clay. 

Our class has been learning about alligators so we decided that each student would make their own alligator in it's habitat.

Along the way, we learned that:
Clay is made out of mud. 

We have to scratch the clay and add water or else the clay will not stick.

Clay can be broken if you do not scratch it and add water. 

Clay is really heavy. We cut it with a special wire. 

When you play with clay too much, it dries out.

You put it in a fire oven called a kiln.

It gets as hot as a volcano.

We can paint on the clay. The paint is called glaze. It is made out of crushed glass and sand. 

When the paint dries it changes colour.

We can't wait to show you the finished projects!

This post was written by the students of Room 8!

1 comment:

Colleen Macdonell said...

I love playing with clay! This summer I took pottery lessons for the first time
! I can't wait to see your creations!