Unfired project: 120 points
Glazing (optional): 20 points
Your clay project is going to be very open-ended. There are an infinite number of
objects you can create, either functional or non-functional, that will satisfy the
requirements. You may choose to make several small objects or one large one. The
project must not be so large that it can’t fit in your locker. If you are not sure if your
project(s) will meet the criteria listed below, please check with me first. A list of ideas is
on the back if you need help determining what to create.
All parts of your project must be no thicker than ½ inch to avoid explosion.
Large bodies must be hollowed out and contain a hole to allow the air inside
to escape when heated. (5 pts.)
You must construct your piece with care, paying attention to details. It should
take at least a week of hard work.
Your project must use at least one of the following methods in its
construction. (15 points)
You must include at least two of the following in your project.
a) a detachable form-fitting piece (such as a lid)
b) a texture created by pressing objects into the clay or pinching with
c) a smaller piece of clay that is firmly attached to a larger one
d) a carving created by removing leather-hard clay with a tool
spray bottles and water containers
canvas and rolling pin (for slab-making)
newspaper (to cover desk area)
plastic wrap and plastic bags (to cover projects)