After many weeks of learning new skills in clay and making and glazing our sculptures, we had a fantastic sharing event and art exhibition on the 23rd of march.
here are a few pictures from the day…
This week we will begin to colour our clay sculptures with coloured slips and under glazes. Coloured slips are made up of various ingredients including clay with strong colour stains added, they usly come in various light shades or colours where as under glazes can be very bright.
Here’s a tutorial on how to decorate a piece that I will be showing the children…
Over the last few weeks we have explored a wide range of making techniques in clay….these include: Slab
building where we have been making fabulous cylinders in clay with lots of lovely interesting textures, we used cardboard cylinders to help us form these shapes. Press moulding: where we have been pressing various coil shapes into big plaster bowls to make textured dome, sphere and flattened spheroid shapes ( think of a ufo type of shape ). And finally coiling and pinching to make a large community of fun mini me sculptures with lots of personality… We have learned to work in teams and individually to create all of our clay artwork.
Hello! i am Elaine Lim-Newton, i am a sculpture artist who mainly works with clay. As part of the Every Child is an Artist Project i will be working with years 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to experience and make our own fantastic sculptures in clay using lots of different techniques.
We will be making sculptures in a variety of clays, sizes and shapes and colour them with bright clay slips ( runny coloured clay) and shiny glazes. The finished sculptures will be exhibited in a fantastic final event and hopefully be enjoyed by everyone for years to come.
The theme for this term is community so over the last two weeks we have been exploring this theme through drawings and designs. and creating our own 2d totems from the drawings.
We have also been introduced to clay, and have learnt how to prepare it and experiment with textures and mark making with lots of different tools and collected items.