DT-661 6" Bisque Tile
FN-043 Bright Jade, FN-227 Celery, SG-501 Sculpting Medium
CB-106 #6 Script Liner, CB-110 #10/0 Liner, CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, BT-910 Synthetic Sponges, AC-223 Large Writer Tip
Pencil, Any Floral Stencil, Stencil Adhesive, ½" Masking Tape, Rubber Squeege
For grade levels 5-8
Tiles make great & quick projects for students with little time and money to spend working with clay. In this lesson, students can make their own square tiles out of a slab of clay or to speed things up a bit, teachers may purchase bisque fired tiles to jump right to glazing and surface decoration. This lesson can be connected to nlearning about botany (the study of plants) with a focus on texture and relief sculpting (seen here with the use of Sculpting Medium).
- Understand the how texture adds dimension to a work of art
- Explore artistic mediums with clay, glaze, and stencils
- Learn about the plants and flowers that sustain the ecosytem around us
- Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
- Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
- Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
- Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
- Apply the ½’ Masking Tape to the edge of the tile creating a border.
- Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-043 Bright Jade to the area inside the tape. Allow to dry.
- Spray the back of the stencil with stencil adhesive, press to the DRY glaze.
- With a Rubber Squeegee apply the SG-501 Sculpting Medium to the stencil. Remove the stencil almost immediately, pulling straight up.
- Remove the tape.
- Pour some SG-501 Sculpting Medium into the AC-223 Large Writer Tip bottle, use the large metal tip and very quickly make small loops on the un-glazed border. Allow to dry.
- Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2-3 coats of FN-227 Celery to the border. Allow to dry.
- Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.