Printing on Ceramic with 3D objects

3 Feb 2013

Category: Art, Art Lesson Plans

I received a comment from Carol today with a variation on my nature collages that I did with year 7s last year. When she described her idea, I thought – “Hold on! I’ve done that! But where is it on my blog?? Did I never post about it?”

It seems I didn’t! So, here it is – This is a work in progress and it grows every year. I have done this task with every year 7 class I’ve had for the past 2 years. Everyone cuts out a brick shape out of clay, about 1cm thick, and impresses nature objects, classroom objects, anything which will make an interesting print into the clay.

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Once fired, glazes are applied and rubbed back to highlight the lovely patterns created. Every student’s brick then gets glued onto the brick wall outside the art room.

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I think it’s a lovely thing for Year 7s to see a piece of their work outside, that they can keep pointing to saying, “That’s mine!”

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This wall keeps growing every semester!