Ceramics for Kids

Ceramics for Kids

Creative Clay Projects to Pinch, Roll, Coil, Slam & Twist

Book - 2004
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Ellis offers a clear introduction to techniques children can use to create a variety of projects. There's lots of fun to be had here, and it's refreshing to see attractive finished products that look like youngsters have actually made them."-- Booklist.

"Appealing...Ellis provides clear directions, uses simple procedures, suggests inexpensive tools, and usually offers several photo examples of completed projects....Imaginative pieces."-- School Library Journal.

Give a child a ball of clay, and hours of creative fun are sure to follow. From coiled goblets and elegant vases (with impressions of real leaves) to slab-rolled lanterns with cutout shapes, kids can make so many fantastic things. Every one of the 26 projects, shown in color how-to photographs and whimsical illustrations, is visually captivating. Help youngsters set up their own "artist's studio" and experience the pleasure of creating fabulous ceramics from scratch. You won't even need a kiln, because there's advice on finding places to fire the clay--plus all the basics on tools and materials. Hand-building techniques include pinching, coiling, slab-making, and press molding; children will even learn how to shape clay around an inflated balloon. "Clay Clues" answer common trouble-shooting questions, and a gallery of ceramics by real kids offers inspiration. From the beginning stages of creation to the final firing, these projects rock.
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, 2004, c2002.
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9781579905552
1579905552
Branch Call Number: j 738.1 ELLIS M
Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

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