Sunday, January 18, 2015

3rd Grade Ceramic Bird Nests

We created these nests back in late November (see earlier post).  In the cold winter depths of my unheated supply room, it took the first couple weeks of December to dry them enough to safely bisque fire them.  Now that they've been glazed and fired once again, third graders spent the first part of art class this week wrapping them up for safe transport  home -- but not before I managed a few pics.  Enjoy!


  1. These are great! Did you have the kids slip and score each coil to attach them together?

    1. I was wondering the same thing...

    2. No scoring, just wet each one and press onto the last, but try to smooth the tips of each "twig" into another, so there is more contact. Then they were handled very carefully, especially after first firing, until glazed and fired.

  2. How do you get your artists to so carefully glaze their pieces? No white clay and the eggs are perfect! Glazing in my classroom is so haphazard, so would love some pointers.