|Red and green glaze, after white underglaze...|
Today, in class, we glazed our small pots. They were very problematic to make, because the damp, cold weather promoted slow drying and cracking. I was able to repair many of the cracks using homemade paper clay, made with pulverized clay and papier mache. It took hours to fix them! We were going to use crayons to make polka dots and stripes on the pots. But, some test tiles using various colors, caused a change of plan. We brushed on white underglaze to lighten up the red and green.
We also had a fruit and ice cream reward. The kids really came through on the fruit. It was delicious. We had pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, and plenty of bananas. This was perfect after the tedium of glazing!
After cleaning up and packing up all of the pots, I headed off to visit my parents, and to meet my sister. My mom is out of the hospital and is no longer needing her oxygen tank. Afterwards, my sister's husband treated us to dinner in Palo Alto. It was a busy day…
|Glazing trays, otherwise known as plastic plates...|
|Each student made two cups, one to keep, and one to sell...|
|Disappointing test tiles using crayon wax resist...|
|Bread, beautiful bread...|
|I had a margherita pizza...|
|Tasty lime dessert...|
|Unwrapping and sponging off the rims and bases of the pots...|