I know, I know, owls are so trendy these days. But I saw this example on Pinterest (artsmudge.com) and thought they were a perfect way for my second graders to graduate from the pinch pot to a more modeled form with texture and surface design (slab building is also in the curriculum, but I have something else up my sleeve for that one). Opening the kiln today was so exciting, because this little group of "hoot owls" (as my grandma used to say) were so full of personality. Looking at photos of real owls helped the students to create their own unique look while demonstrating some important sculptural techniques.
|newly modeled owls
|glazing with underglazes
|class set ready for the clear glaze coat (applied by me for time reasons)
|waiting for firing
|what an adorable group of wise old owls!