Thursday, January 26, 2017
Power to the Sunflower!
The third grade class planted sunflowers in the fall. I decided to do a clay sunflower project to go along with the classroom lesson. The sunflowers look amazing in person. I sure wish one of my kids was a third grader.
I had the slabs precut.
I discussed slipping and scoring clay.
The kids designed the sunflower.
I fired the sunflower.
The kids used acrylic paint to finish the sunflower.
Everyone loves sunflowers. I think they are the "power flower". In art, Van Gogh made them a "thing". Photographers love them as a subject. Baseball players love to eat the sunflowers in a dugout.
Here's Glen Campbell singing about Sunflowers back in 1982.