CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio
CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Innovation

When I was ready to discard an old rubber chair mat from my office, I noticed it had some interesting texture. So, instead of throwing it away, I cut it up and placed it in the clay center, in the “clay texturing” box. 
“M” (an 8th grader) discovered it and put it to good use. Her innovation: roll clay balls against the nubbly textured mat to produce weird little clay puff balls. I observed “M” repeat the process over and over, placing each ball into a prepared slab/slump mold (see video below).
video  
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"Field of Clover" bowl - finished!