|May 18, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Second grade|
My second graders do an “intro to slab construction” clay project. For the last ten thousand years or so it’s been a spoon holder in the shape of a gingerbread person. I got a little tired of those, so this is the first year of “Fish Dishes” instead! I think they’re pretty great, too.
We rolled slabs, cut a free-form fish (no templates… yes, Mrs. A works without a net.) added texture and details like gill cover, lateral line and rays. Then we turned them over on bowls for a slightly concave shape and added little feet to the bottoms for a little elevation. I’m pretty impressed – I think they’re “keepers”!