First Grade Pinch Pot Monsters

First grade artists created pinch pot creatures out of clay! They learned about the properties of clay, where it comes from, and some hand-building techniques!

six clay pinch-pot creatures of various sizes on a piece of paper

Some artists created several pinch-pot creatures!

After they made a pinch pot they added the details of their creature and used a slip-and-scoring technique to attach their pieces.

student holding his clay creature; his clay creature has several eyes and an open mouth

They added color with glaze once their creatures had been fired in the kiln.

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