Monday, February 6, 2012

The clay has arrived!

A month after the arrival of my new kiln, the clay has arrived! All 500 lb of it is stacked up in the corner of my classroom.

And 12 new glazes!

No matter what grade they are in, students new to ceramics always doubt me when I insist that the pink-looking glaze will actually turn red in the kiln. Boys are especially nervous about the outcome of their pink-looking creations. So, I am making some little round test tiles to try my new glazes out on. I am going to glue gun them to the lids of my glazes once they are done. It will also help a lot when I am trying to explain the difference between colors like "evergreen" and "chrome green".

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I teach high school and the fear of a glaze's "true colors" don't fade with age. Each time we start glazing, at least one person always shouts out, "Ahh, how do I get this off!?" thinking they just used the wrong one.