The kids made great progress today, the coils are forming into something that is beginning to look like an animal. This is Siobhan's rhino, looks like a rhino to me! The clay is so wet though and nothing is drying so we may be reaching a place where construction will be difficult due to slumping clay. I may have to bring in my heat gun.
Mr. Durham has been Wesley's art teacher since eighth grade and her art has grown so much since having him. I tell him this all the time, but it's true. Can you believe he managed to bring out the bags of clay, help students and put things away without a speck on that nicely pressed shirt and tie? On the other hand, I walked into the classroom with clay on me. How do I manage that!? how many of you potters out there can stay clean for a whole day?
Wesley's band mate, Gabe came for a visit today. It was nice having him in class. Did I mention Wesley is in this class? Much fun to have her around. She is sculpting a wolf, but she hates the feel of clay on her hands, so she is traumatized a bit by it all! Although, she has done some great pieces in the past while helping me with my kid's classes. I am hoping to get the head shapes complete tomorrow so we can move on to the facial features.