Of Monsters and Mugs

6th graders have completed beautiful ceramic mugs inspired by the mythical monsters of ancient Greece.  You will find Hydras, Chimeras, Minotaurs, and Cyclops among others.  These pieces are a mix of “functional” pottery, (they must hold water) and artistic sculpture.  They were build with red clay and the students glazed with black and even used the “sgraffito”technique to scrape off some black to reveal the red below.  They used traditional Greek patterns to further decorate their pieces.



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Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.
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