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Art Activity: Make Pottery at Home

Make pottery at home

I'm assuming that you don't have a kiln in your living room. We don't either, but that doesn't stop us from making real ceramics projects using air-dry clay. We adapt ceramics techniques potters call "hand building." That's pottery you make without a wheel.

Here's a web page with illustrated instructions for basic hand-building projects - a pinch pot, coil pot, and slab pot:

http://www.jhpottery.com/index.html

Once you've got the pinch pot down, check out this page on how to make "Pinch Pot People."

http://www.pinchpotpeople.com/home.html

Here's an article on BigLearning.org about air-dry clay:

http://www.biglearning.org/article-giotto-plastiroc.htm

Air-dry clay looks great finished with acrylic craft paint.

 

 

 

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