Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hands-on Coiled Clay

Today the coiled clay pottery pilot program started. For the past week or so we have been demoing the activities to see whether or not children could successfully make a coiled clay pot. We quickly realized that the pot making was much more difficult than anticipated. However, after about our third attempt at making one, they really started to look good.

Today, we had two guests, Destanie and her grandmother Donna. This was the first time they had ever been inside the museum.

This was also their first time making pots of this style, and at the end of the session both of them had produced pieces that they were happy with. They both said that they would return tomorrow along with several other friends and family members.

If their experience goes anything like ours, tomorrows final products should be even better than today's.

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