One of the fun things about ceramics is the creativity involved. You can drape clay over almost anything to take its form as it dries; wood, plaster, newspaper, glass… Draping a slab of clay into a concave surface is called a slump mold and onto a convex surface is a hump mold. We did both methods, using paper plates as our slump molds and paper bowls as our hump molds. You can also use just about anything to texture clay; your fingers, a fork, a leaf, a toy, stamps, whatever you can imagine…Seward High Ceramics first assignment was to make a textured plate and bowl and they really did a great job. Here are some of the best:
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