Thursday, October 10, 2013

IVP4402: 3D exploration (6) - singapore clay (+ soil)

to begin the whole series of lesson on ceramics, leng asked us to prepare a sandwich pack of soil/clay which was dug at least a foot deep from the ground.... 

and thanks to mr ang's buddy, pk, who got my classmates and me a pail of soil dug up from the construction site which he was supervising currently

 step 1: 
mash around the soil to remove any stones and organic beings (leaves, twigs etc), no matter how tiny they might be, within the soil/clay mixture as they will carbonised during the firing in the kiln and cause the pottery to crack or explode!! 

Second, make a patty. 
Measure and draw a line to indicate 10cm. 

Then put it into the kiln to fire. 

compare the 10cm length again to measure shrinkage rate of the soil/clay. 

Leng demonstrating on how a pinch pot is made.... 
make a ball, poke a hole on top with your thumb and pinch.... heee

 pinch pot 
easy enough for the P1 to try??? 

Hands on time... =) 
dun really like the feeling of the squishy squashiness feel... =S

made a rectangular pinch pot.... =) ... gonna used it to contain all my paper clips in school.... 

there they are after the first round of firing... =) ... aka know as biscuit/bisque

anyway, gifts from classmates for helping them to get the soil.... actually credit should go to pk and mr ang for ferrying the pail of soil around too.... =) 

yummy yummy yummy... =) 


this is part 2 of 7 parts to the series "Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education". A series of blog posts that are updated weekly (from aug - nov) to document the activities, progress and learning point(s) from the week's lessons... =) 

Part 1 - IVP4401: 2D Exploration 
             (1)(2 - 4)

Part 2 - IVP4402: 3D Exploration 
             (2)(3), (4)(5)(6)

Part 3 - IVP4403: New Media Exploration 
             (1), (2)(3&4)

Part 4 - IVP4404: Visual Literacy 

Part 5 - IVP4405: Artistic Development of Children

Part 6 - IVP4406: Methods and Materials 

Part 7 - IVP4407: Curriculum Development and Assessment 

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