Slab Built Ceramic Heart Boxes

February’s theme was hearts and clay at PFA Studio.  The Wednesday Elementary Art class made slab built ceramic heart boxes.

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IMG_1311First we learned about clay and using the slab roller.  We used my Shimpo Slab Roller that I absolutely love!

Then everyone rolled out their own slabs.

Cut the top and bottoms of the ceramics boxes with heart-shaped cookie cutters.

Built walls.

Attached it all together – not as easy as it may seem.

 

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After they were fired, the students painted them with three coats of ceramic paint.

Then they were fired again.

You can see the results!  I just love them.

And one photo of my super cute Pottery Barn.  Yes, I literally have a Pottery Barn!

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