Clay, Wonderful Clay!

Ask any Georgetown artist to tell you about their favorite art project, and the answer will always be…anything clay!  Here’s a peek at some of the clay projects we are working on.


Fifth grade knee bowls – roll a slab and form a bowl on your knee.  Who knew your knee could be a perfect bowl shape?


Fourth grade slab picture frames.


Third grade coil pots – we’ll squeeze some clay through a garlic press and add it to the top to create a bird nest!

Second grade slab houses – can’t wait to add the texture and details.

First grade pinch pots with texture.

Kindergarten texture necklaces – they can’t wait to finish these and wear them home!

Soon we’ll be adding more details to finish up these projects, and then the firing begins.

Six Days of Clay….(Or, Oh My Achin’ Back!)

Today we wrapped up six straight days of clay projects in the art room – that’s over 500 projects and about 700 pounds of clay, whew!  And the work isn’t over yet…next it is on to bisque firing, glazing, and firing again.  (Sorry Georgetown…the electric bill for November and December might be a smidge higher than usual!)

Here’s an early peek at the clay projects Georgetown’s artists created this month.  Each grade learned a new clay building skill, including pinch pots, creating texture, rolling coils, and throwing a slab (always a favorite with 5th grade!)

Stay tuned for pictures of the finished pieces.

IMG_0980 IMG_0979 1st grade texture pinch pots


IMG_0889 IMG_0976 3rd grade coil turtles

IMG_0983 IMG_0977 4th grade lions

IMG_0982 IMG_0978 5th grade slab mirrors

IMG_0981 2nd grade frogs


Mentor Day

Today I had the pleasure of sitting in a cushy chair and watching someone else work!  I visited my mentee, Mrs. Nienhouse, at South Elementary and enjoyed seeing her work some art magic with her students.  We had a fun morning, and I was impressed with Mrs. Nienhouse’s planned projects AND her fabulous students.  Here’s a look at some of the things they are working on – couldn’t resist showing them off!

model magic turtle

pinch pot – painting with complementary colors

chalk landscapes

Here are some completed projects from the hallway displays.

  beautiful birch trees!

Matisse collage

Egyptian portraits

Cities with Van Gogh sky

Nice work, Mrs. Nienhouse!  Thanks for letting me visit today.