I was just as excited as our 5th graders to see what our fancy new crystal gem glazes looked like...and they are AMAZING! Check out those melty, iridescent, gold and multi-colored speckles. So interesting!
Upon review of the contents and origin of clay and the kiln process, 5th graders created a variety of coils to design their pots. Using scoring and slipping methods, students adhered coils together to create unique pottery. Upon firing, students glazed their pieces with either a normal glaze (glaze is liquid glass!), or a speckled gem glaze, which added even more variety, a principle of design!