Art teachers fall in a variety of places on the clay spectrum. Some love it while others despise it. Some are experts while others are still learning! Whether you are a novice or a virtuoso, you might learn something new from our clay tips gathered below! Be sure to leave YOUR best tips and tricks in the comments at the bottom of the page!
Storage and Organization
– The Clay Storage Solution You’ve Been Waiting For
– The Clay Conundrum: How to Teach Hundreds of Students While Staying Organized
– Never Stress During Clay Again!
– The Secret to Keeping Slip Cups Clean and Usable
Glazing, Finishing, and Techniques
– Easy Glaze Distribution with Zero Clean Up
– Making Glazing Work for a Large Group
– Stay Organized by Making Sample Glaze Tiles
– My Favorite Economical Glaze: Amoco Teacher’s Palette
– Make Quick Clay Slabs Using Only Your Hands
– A Simple Step-by-Step Guide to Slip Casting
– Shish-ka-Beads: Simplified Beadmaking
– Forget Glazing! 15 Other Innovative Ways to Add Color to Clay
– Teaching Clay Without a Kiln: An Art Teacher’s Resource
– Opening a New Art Room: An Art Teacher’s Cheat Sheet
– 2 Essential Kiln Checklists to Keep Your Art Room Safe
– You Can Use Glass in Your Ceramics Kiln (Who Knew!)
– The Secret to Successful One-Day Clay Projects
– 5 Fantastic Lessons that Work On or Off a Cart (check out #2)
– Effortlessly Communicate Your High School Curriculum With These Student Handouts (includes ceramics!)
– How to Create a Collaborative Mosaic
– What Would You Do…With a Pinch Pot?
– Visually Scaffold Your Curriculum With Ease
More Tips & Tricks!
– Warm Up This Winter with 10 Essential Clay Tips
– The Only Online Clay Resource You’ll Ever Need
– A Recipe to Make Practice Clay and Other DIY Clay Options
– Rainbow Air Dry Clay: Review and Giveaway!
– 7 Smart Safety Tips for the Pregnant Art Teacher
– Crème de la Crème: The Best Lotion for “Art Teacher Hands”
– A Complete List of Supplies for Your New Art Room (includes ceramics!)
Of course, our clay tips don’t stop here! We have two other exciting ways to further your clay knowledge. First, be sure to sign up for the 2016 Online Winter Conference to hear from clay guru, John Post. His presentation “Taking the Mystery Out of Glazing” will teach you everything you need to know for getting great glazing results every time. Plus, you’ll walk away with the ability to order the right glazes for your classroom and troubleshoot problems. You don’t want to miss it!
In addition, we’ve just launched a brand new class, Studio: Ceramics. The class is a great way to add to your ceramics knowledge base all while learning the best and most engaging ways to use that knowledge in your classroom. Learn all about it right here.
What tips do you have for storage and organization of clay materials?
What’s your favorite clay lesson to teach?
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