Friday, January 2, 2009

Slab Class

Slab construction means that we take a slab of clay just like pie dough and create something with it. It is my favorite way to play with clay. It takes time, patience, an eye for form and design, and a willingness to crunch the project and start anew. That's my perspective.

The following things have been formed from slabs of clay, then glazed and enjoyed.

Students will spend time learning the basics of thinking through a design, forming the clay, using the glueing techniques, smoothing the rough edges, allowing it to dry properly. After the first firing we will glaze the projects.

Little purse necklaces

Cracker and dip trays


Small leaf dish

More advanced Slab Class

No comments: