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Claywork with Mrs Dalton - 23/03/16

Today Hawthorn Class were fortunate enough to participate in a clay morning with Mrs Dalton.

The first thing Mrs Dalton did with us was give an example of how to make a trivet.

The design on the trivet was our own choice, but had to be comprised of something based on Greece. My design was a leaf pattern on the border and jagged triangles in the middle. So the trivet would be useful, we made sure that it was completely equal width using two sticks to balance our rolling pin, also beneath we added feet, so that they stayed on we scratched some lines into the clay to help the feet stick to the trivet.

The three things I have learnt about working with clay: remember to wear an overall when using clay, be delicate with the clay and use the correct implement for different things.

 

by Amelia Thomas

Claywork with Mrs Dalton - 23/03/16

Today, Hawthorn Class were fortunate enough to have Mrs Dalton helping them make things out of of clay.

The first thing Mrs Dalton did was explain how to make a trivet. Next, she demonstrated how to do it.

The design on the trivet was inspired byt Ancient Greek pottery which includes lines and patterns. My design was full of triangles, squares, dots and different shapes.

So the trivet would be useful, we had to make it perfectly flat by putting two sticks either side of the clay and rolling it out with a rolling pin. Once we finished our design, we turned over the clay and put four scratches on each corner and stuck four little squares on to make feet for the trivet.

The three things I learnt about working with clay today are: don't put patterns too close to the edge of the clay or it will push it out, don't use glue to stick clay together and just scratch on each part, working with clay is more fun that it looks.

 

by Josh Bates