The drawing was gridded into 10- 12″ x 12″ squares. The students rolled out slabs of Raku clay and created 12″x12″ square clay tiles. Working in pairs they transferred their square of the drawing onto their wet clay tile using water soluable markers face down and rolling the back with a rolling pin.
Each team actually created 2, 12″ x 12″ clay tiles and had to transfer the drawing twice.
The thicker tile was the bottom or base tile. The second, thinner tile became the relief pieces they carved, drew into, and brought the drawing to life.
The twelve by twelve tiles were cut into 12″ x 6″ pieces so the students could work on them individually and for easier handling, and eventually firing.
|Rhonda Schone and a student|
Here’s to being ambitious, taking art making “too seriously”, challenging our students- and ourselves, and Embracing the Dragon!