"Did you fire the clay yet?" Students are always very anxious to get their clay back. Hand-builders create sculptures and functional-ware using one or more of three methods: Pinch, Coil or Slab. Ask a CBMS art student to describe what each method involves. Wheel- throwers typically make functional-ware (cups, bowls, vases), and strive for height and thin, even walls.
Thrown bowl by "Z," grade 8 and thrown cup by "C," grade 6
Unloading the kiln is this art teachers favorite task - it is then that I get to revel in the creations my clever students have made, and enjoy the feel of the warm clay as it first comes out of the kiln.