My Seaman High School students are working very hard on Wind Chimes and now will be starting their coil construction. The Wind Chime assignment was a bit over whelming for myself with all the many, many pieces of chimes!! But I must say the chimes are turning out really nice. The assignment is just very time consuming for the students. If I would use this assignment again I would have students turn in a detailed design plan of the chimes (where holes are punched, size, length and hanging).
I must all my classes are hard working and truly seem to love working with the wonderful material of clay. I just had a demo on coil construction. Each student will be constructing a coil cylinder that is to be 7 inches tall, smooth exterior surface with a external surface design. I am always very excited to see what will be constructed.
After students finish building their cylinder, they will construct a coil vase showing movement. Good things are to come.