Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ceramic Slab Castles

- Clay
- Ceramic Tools
- Paper
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Black Tempera Paint Mixed with Water
- Metallic Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes

1. Demonstrate and draw a castle. I limited the students to a piece of paper about 6" x 9". Cut out castle. For this project, you actually want to avoid too many details, at least for the sketch.

2. Roll out a slab of clay and use the castle cut out as a tracer. Cut out with a cutting tool.

3. Build details up. Emphasize texture. 

4. Fire.

5. Paint entire castle with watered down black tempera paint.

6. Use fingers, or paintbrushes, to add metallic paint. I liked the look of having some of the black peek through, giving it an antique look. 

1 comment:

  1. These are so awesome! Will be trying this some day. Thanks for posting.