Thanks to Shinichi Sawada, Haida artists, Egyptian canopic jar carvers, African face jug potters, and various African mask artists, the 4th graders have amazing inspiration for their stacking ceramic sculptures. Sketches and measurements have been made, structural challenges are being discussed and brainstormed, and the hollow, textured, highly detailed clay sculptures are underway.
The textured segments of the ceramic sculptures have made it through the bisque firing and are now ready to be glazed and put through the final firing process! (There is definite excitement in the air!) Some pieces are stacking according to plan and others are being reconfigured. Color palettes are being planned, glazing techniques are being reviewed, and gallery labels will be created. Within two weeks all the pieces should be fired and ready for display in cases throughout the lower school.