Small Jewelry Polymer Clay

Do you know "Fimo" or "Cernit"? It' a polymer clay that you can cook in the owen at 110°C. With students of Grade 7-8 can do these small jewels with tools for clay. Laura (11y old) has realized this jewels for her friends but I thought about a School Art Club, to model key rings, earrings, bracelets, lockets and pendants for a charity market. You need a little 'skill and patience but is very funny … [Read more...]

Stop Motions inspired by Aardman Animations

This Stop motion is inspired by the great works of Aardman Studios, a British animation studio based in Bristol. The studio is known for films made using stop-motions clay animation technique, particularly those featuring Plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit. These stop motions made ​​by Paolo (12 years old) are proposable and feasible in school for the simplicity of their characters. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Masks made of DAS

Terracotta or White DAS is an air hardening, non toxic, malleable modelling clay. Fine textured and easy to smooth, DAS can be used on a variety of supports. Decorate with acrylic, varnish or poster paint.  You can use instead of clay. Here students of 8th grade (seconda media) shaped masks and colored them with acrylic colours. Eventually you can put clear … [Read more...]

Caerphilly Castle’s model

Here the photographs of the real Castle of Caerphilly in Cardiff (Wales, UK), Paolo realized a model with cardboard glued on wood and polystyrene base, coloured with acrylic colours. … [Read more...]

Stop Motions

My son is having fun in creating stop motions (simple video obtained by mounting a sequence of photos), with his new digital camera. I thought I'd publish some of them on my blog to suggest some ideas to be proposed at school (technology permitting). The programs available are many, in general, any program to create video goes well, we use iMovie for the Mac, but on internet you can find a … [Read more...]

Bas-reliefs of animals

The bas-reliefs were made ​​starting from a slab of clay of 3 cm. After drawing the subject on the clay the students have dug the clay to create the background and added the clay on the parts in relief. After the first firing the pottery was decorated with the glaze and fired a second time.     … [Read more...]

Animal sculptures in ceramic

Work has been progressing in the ceramics workshop. Here are some ceramic animals, colored and glazed, straight from the oven! … [Read more...]

Sculpture of animals: first step

The pottery workshop continues with the construction of large and small animals. For now we are only at the first stage, the forms of raw clay, which are hollow inside, are drying waiting for the cooking, after which they will be decorated with colors engobe, and glazed for the second firing. Follow the processing steps on the blog! daniel … [Read more...]