Eighth graders researched their own family histories to find styles, designs, and patterns to decorate their hand made pottery. These ceramic vessels began as pinch pots and were then completed using the coil method. After the coils were smoothed and the pots dried and fired, students used underglaze to add patterns drawn from their personal cultural heritage, be it native American, Eastern European, Celtic, or Asian. These beautiful works are will be on display in Mrs. Mercer’s office until the end of the quarter.
7th grade students in Enrichment class created these gorgeous relief tiles with a tree as the subject matter. Designs were open-ended as long as the trees had at least 5 branches and tiles displayed examples of both additive and subtractive sculpture.
Students then glazed their tiles with a single color and wiped most of the excess off, leaving glaze only in the nooks, crannies and edges. The final look is one of antique tiles pulled from the earth in an architectural dig.