Well it took a some time but the hard work of the students at FMS has paid off. It was clay, clay clay in the art room this fall and ceramic projects, due to the multiple stages (building, firing, glazing, second firing) tend to take awhile. But now the results are out of the kiln and on display in the halls.
5th graders created 3D landscapes, using newspaper to support the clay while wet and then adding many textures and surface details. After firing, the pieces were painted with a base coat and then more layers of details were added.
Meanwhile, 8th grade artists were completing their crazy teapots. These pieces walk the line between functional pottery and artistic sculptures. All teapots needed a lid, a spout, and a handle, an had to hold and pour water, but at the same time show creativity in their design. The results include two elephants, a bird’s nest, a lighthouse and a bowl of spaghetti.