Monday, 12 August 2013
Colourful Pinch Pots and Pinch Pot Creations
Last week the children finally got to take home their pottery work. Its been a long process for them yet the wait as been worth it. Aren't they gorgeous??? There were so many lovely pieces it was hard to decide which photos to include. I think every piece is special. For most of the children this was their first ever piece of pottery. The majority of the pieces were made by 5 & 7 year olds.
I posted about the pinch pots back in February click here for that post. And I don't think I ever posted about the pinch pot creations. Each child was asked to make a pinch pot and then turn it into something. We had an elephant, a turtle, a helmet, a hat, a ladybird, a cat, a few monsters (my suggestion as I'd seen this done on Deep Space Sparkle) and a fish.
This was my first time teaching children to make and glaze pottery so I was a little nervous about how they would turn out. The glazes & underglazes were also new and untested. I have to say I'm chuffed with the results - well done kids! And a special thanks to my pottery teacher, Penny who offered advice and fired all the pieces for me. Penny knows everything there is to know about pottery - click here for her website.