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Ceramic Wall Tile Murals

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Grab your class and start brainstorming an image you'd like to see as a mural. Included here are all the steps needed to design and create a ceramic wall mural. The kids come up with the drawings, then they each make a tile that will...
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Whimsical Figures

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Clay is a wonderful and expressive medium for learners of any age. Kids get creative as they make whimsical figures out of clay. A hyperlinked materials list, images of each step in the process, and helpful tips makes this a great art...
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Clowing Around: Ceramics

For Teachers K - 8th
Clowns are a big hit with kids! Explore a few circus related websites to get an idea of how clowns look and what they do. They then build sculpting skills by creating expressive clown faces out of clay. Web links, materials list, and...
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Making a Chiminea

For Teachers 7th
A chiminea is an outdoor fireplace usually made from terracotta. Your class will make miniature versions of this useful heating device to practice specific sculpting techniques. This lesson spans four days. It includes vocabulary and an...
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Mini Masks: Ceramics

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Masks have been used for many reasons throughout human history. They are also great subjects for art projects! Included here are instructions, background information, and all the supplies needed to create mini masks in your class. 
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Who am I Mobile: Ceramics

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
A getting-to-know-you activity that is perfect for the beginning of the year! Kids craft their portrait out of clay, then make a mobile by dangling ceramic representations of things they love. This project builds self-awareness, motor...
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Pocket Full of Posies: Ceramics

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
After studying the plant or flower life cycle, have the class create a basket of flowers out of clay. They hone their ceramics skills while they push, pull, then paint clay to look like flowers they've seen in nature. There are several...
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Lascaux Cave Art on Ceramic Stones

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is a great way to incorporate art into your next unit on prehistoric people. The class makes stones out of ceramic clay and then creates paintings like those found in the Lascaux Caves in France. A video link, full day-by-day...
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Camel Container: Ceramics

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Play with clay while building finger dexterity and important sculpting techniques. Learners make camel containers while they practice throwing and molding clay. Fun camel facts make this an interdisciplinary art lesson.
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Triaxial Blends: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
To me, art implies color. Your class can learn all about triaxial blends, glazed colors, and ceramics. Included are the step-by-step instructions needed to teach learners how ceramic glazes developed, color blends, and how to measure and...
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Egyptian Relic: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Egyptian artwork is inspiring in so many ways. Learners discover the world of Egyptian relics as they make a ceramic version of their own. Multiple resource links and full instructions make this a fun and easy-to-incorporate art project...
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Character Bust: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Whether it is a protagonist, antagonist, hero or heroine, characters are a must in any story. Learners analyze a character from a narrative they are reading, then use that character as inspiration. They create a ceramic bust depicting...
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Portraits in Clay: Elementary Sculpture Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
It is lovely how this lesson incorporates the importance or personal expression and art history. Children create low-fire ceramic heads that express emotion or personal feelings. The entire process is laid out step-by-step. All you need...
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Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Animals oftentimes elicit various characteristics which make them symbolic or representative of human feeling, action, or emotion. The class creates horse characters out of clay to show character action and symbolism. This is a great...
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Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers K - 8th
What a great activity. Kids create humorous ceramic character (heads) spikes to enliven a planter. Modern art is full of expressive and exaggerated forms and your class gets to create them out of clay. This would be a lovely activity to...
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Season Tiles: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers K - 3rd
Each color holds its own feeling and these feelings are used to describe the four seasons. Youngsters create a color palate based on the four seasons, assigning various colors to each season. They each create four clay tiles, painting...
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Geometry Vases: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Geometric shapes are used in math and in art. Learners discuss the various names, dimensions, and attributes of geometric shapes, then apply that knowledge to design a vase. They use 3-D shapes to make a cubist-style vase out of clay.
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Cave Art Revisited: A Lesson on Recreating Prehistoric Art

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This could be a very enriching and beautiful project for your class. They learn about the amazing prehistoric Lascaux Cave and view images of the art found there. They review vocabulary common to both Anthropology and ceramics, then...
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A Passion For Pots: A Lesson on Glaze Decoration

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Your class will learn about the history of pots, pot decoration, and how to create glaze decorations. They are provided with a brief historical overview of how glaze decorations have been used throughout the centuries, view examples,...
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Homes of the World: Ceramic Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Kids consider the various dwellings humans inhabit all over the world. They choose a home from anywhere in the world. Then they research the type of materials, designs, and structures need to build that type of home. The project ends...
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Medieval Castles: Ceramic Art Lesson

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A lot went on in Medieval Castles, and they were an obvious symbol of feudal power. Have learners use clay to make a Medieval-style castle to show what they know about Europe during the Dark Ages. This resource provides basic background...
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Hand Vase: Ceramics

For Teachers K - 3rd
Ceramics can be a wonderful medium. The class creates fun and funky hand shapes vases inspired by Aboriginal art forms. This would be a great project to do just before Mother's Day. 
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Octopus Project: Ceramics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids make an octopus out of clay. They practice their sculpting and modeling skills such as pinch pot and slurry technique while sculpting an octopus. 
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Mini Coil Pots: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers K - 3rd
Art is a wonderful way to teach historical or cultural concepts. Here, learners view a series of coil pots that have been created throughout history by a variety of civilizations. They then create and decorate a pot of their own that...
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Little Oyster: Ceramic Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Children will love researching and then creating a bottom dwelling mollusk of their own. They watch clips describing the ocean ecosystem and how oysters fit into their environment. Next, they research what oysters eat and how they look....
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Animal Self-portrait Mosaics: A Visual Arts Elective

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Out-lined here is a two-week procedure that has the class creating ceramic animal tiles that are metaphorical representations of their own personalities. They discuss animal images found throughout history, what they mean, metaphor, and...
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Native American Storyteller Figure

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore cultures that use clay figures in the art of storytelling. They discover the importance of cultural history being passed through generations. They also form their own storyteller from a clay figure.
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The Chemistry of Ceramics

For Teachers K - 12th
Students make ceramic sculptures to understand how clay works. In this sculpture lesson, students learn about porcelain sculptures to understand how heat can turn clay into a hard ceramic surface. They then experiment with clay to make...
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The Chemistry of Ceramics

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students compare the characteristics of a fired porcelain sculpture to the clay used to create it. They discuss the physical and chemical changes that occur in the clay as it is heated and then create their own clay sculpture. This...
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Hand Vase

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create a ceramic hand as a gift for a parent or guardian. They shape the hand from their own and paint it according to their preferences. In addition, they write and illustrate a brief description of this project, include...
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Personal Clay Box

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students search for and sort ideas for content in their artwork, explore African art, and create and assemble a lidded box-like form from slabs of clay half way between soft and leather hard.
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The Properties of Clay

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders determine the physical properties of clay by examining ceramic works of art. They evaluate local soil samples for suitability for sculpting and compare clay taken from soil to manufactured clay.
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Dig This: A Relief Sculpture of Dinosaur Bones

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
This is a truly amazing project. Perfect to use during your next dinosaur unit. Second and fifth graders work together to draw and make a relief sculpture of a nine foot-long stegosaurus. They discuss what paleontologists do and then...
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Introduction to Materials Science - Part B

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to give specific examples of what to do and what not to do during given safety situations, and classify materials as metals, polymers, ceramics/glass, or composites. They are able to distinguish between chemical and...
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Ceramics: A Vessel Into History

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students review a previous ceramics instructional activity and journal about a personal clay vessel they will create. In this ceramics instructional activity, students recognize various ceramic forms created in different time periods and...
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Ceramics- Fast 'n' Fun

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students practice different brush strokes and create an individual ceramic piece. For this ceramics lesson, students utilize different brushes and brush strokes to create a decorative ceramic piece.
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Mini Coil Pots

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create a coil pot or cup of their own design. Using a one pound ball of clay, they create several coil canes and use them to create a coil pot of cup. Students dry, glaze, and paint their creation to display in class.
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Clowning Around

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create an original ceramic clown face. They form different shapes in clay to make the facial expressions on a clown's face. Students attach fired day parts to a bisque tile in the creation of their clown face. Clown faces are...
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Ceramic Rattles

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create ceramic rattles using the pinch method of building with clay. They view a slide show of different types of rattles, draw designs of their rattles, and create them using clay and the pinch method. They create the rattles...
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Pinch Pot Possibilities

For Teachers K - 12th
Students create pinch pots in clay. They roll a ball, stick their thumbs in the middle and pinch around to form the bowl. They create lids and decorate their pots.
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Ceramics Are All About Us

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate many of the relationships that contribute to the look and design of decorative arts objects such as ceramics.
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Ancient Athens Part 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Athens, favored by the gods and cherished by time. The bustling present and the distant past co-exist as one in the conclusion of the History ChannelÕs three part series devoted to Athens. Mixing modern day footage with beautifully...
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Coil Vessels with Symbols

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore symbolism in Renaissance art, use ceramics vocabulary, and demonstrate craftsmanship in working with clay.
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Gargoyles: Ceramics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Study the symbolism and significance of Gargoyles throughout the Gothic era, and then make one. Kids visit three different websites to learn about these goolish protectors, then hone their sculpting skills while making one. They make...
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Starfish Project: Ceramics

For Teachers K - 6th
After exploring the wonders of ocean life found in tidal pools, explore ocean life through ceramic art. Kids use texturing and the pinch-and-pull technique to create starfish, just like the ones found at the seashore. Suggested...
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Clay Wipe Away: Ceramics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss Pre-Colombian South American art with your class, then get out the clay and create some. Pupils practice using the wipe-away technique to create a ceramic tile similar to those made by the Maya. Great web links and a...
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Dig This Dinosaur Relief Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create low-fire ceramic relief sculptures of dinosaur bones. They incorporate art history, aesthetics, and criticism with hands on activity. Students work together to draw an enlarged skeleton on butcher paper. The Stegosaurus...
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Native Design Coil Vase: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
After a quick study of Native American art, symbolism, and pattern design children make a ceramic vase. They read about the use, production, and design of Native American vases or pots, then use clay to create one of their own. Tip:...
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Ceramics: A Vessel Into History

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students evaluate the work of their peers using the criteria for value and meaning they developed. In this ceramics lesson, students evaluate their peers’ vessels in their journals by responding to the given questions about the art...
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Japan Teacher Implementation Plan/ Japanese Culture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students in a variety of activities in order to appreciate the culture of Japan. The primary assessments are an art project and a written report. This lesson is extremely helpful because it includes the rubric for both projects.
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Ceramic Draped Slab Masks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers will compare and contrast various forms of artistic expression associated with specific groups of people, geographic regions, or time periods. Investigate processes and beliefs used by various cultures and institutions,...
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Witches and Wizards Ceramic Marionettes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars brainstorm and illustrate different types of costumes and characters. After a lecture/demo, students choose their favorite character and create a ceramic marionette.
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Pottery, Porcelain, And Posterity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research and discuss the various ceramic techniques foudn throughout China's history using primary source documents and internet resources. This lesson emphasizes small learning groups.
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Pieces of the Past

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students compare and contrast the lives of Native Americans from Texas and elsewhere. Using artifacts, they explain how they were used and made as well as how they benefited all peoples living in Texas. They describe economic patterns...
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Flower Stepping Stones

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers make garden stepping stones out of mortar, sand and glass. In this lesson integrating science and art, students mix mortar and sand topping to compose and create a floral design for their stepping stone.
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Ceramics Scientific Inquiry Through Chinese Art

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore, examine and study ceramics, a medium of historical importance to China. They review the advanced technology of the early Chinese civilization and are introduced to the scientific method of inquiry and make...
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Ceramic Processes and Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine new vocabulary associated with ceramic processes. They watch demonstrations of different techniques. They complete a crossword puzzle to help them with the vocabulary.
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Personal Clay Box

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discover how to assemble and finish a lidded box-like form from slabs of clay between soft and leather hard. They gain an appreciation for ceramic art.
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Accenting the Negative Space in Ceramics

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders apply knowledge of the elements of design and hand building techniques in clay to illustrate the concept of negative space by cutting shapes out of the form to create an intricate pattern.
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African Animal Pinch Pots

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research African animals and then design and construct a ceramic pinch pot in the form of a researched animal. They write a paragraph about the animal they chose to represent.
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Ceramics Pottery and 3D AP

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore how to form clay by pinching to create a bottle with an elongated neck
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Comparing Chinese And Japanese Ceramics

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Pupils discuss the conception of beauty by considering and contrasting the appearance and use of Chinese and Japanese ceramics in this lesson for the middle or high school classroom.
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Dig This

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the work of paleontologists and the life of dinosaurs and create a sculpture of the bones of a Stegosaurus. The sculpture was then buried and used by other classes for a dig.
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Ceramic Relief Portrait

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use draped slab and slab method to create a relief sculpture, adding coil and slab decoration. They study facial features and form them in clay. They study symbolism in Renaissance relief terra cottas.
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Vessel Based On Art History Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a functional ceramic vessel inspired by the work of another artist from art history. A number of art history resources be provided as well as the Internet. They research outside of class for the written report.
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Pieces of the Past

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare and contrast the way of life of Native Americans in Texas and around the country. As a class, they brainstorm about the uses of pottery today and use broken pieces of pottery to create an artifact. In groups,...
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Impressionists and Post Impressionists

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders will explore the use of clay and create ceramic artwork that is influenced by the study of impressionism. The assessment is given according to creativity when working with clay and ceramics.
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Art Nouveau

For Teachers 7th
Students study the design elements of Art Nouveau, its sources and development. They create art projects in ceramics and glass that exemplify the focus of Art Nouveau as a decorative style.
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Life Cycles Mandalas - Ceramic relief - Drawing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design Mandalas that had to do with cycles of Nature.
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Ceramics and Patterns with Islamic Roots and the Effect on Christian Europe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine a variety of ceramic pieces and trace their route through China into Europe. As a class, they discuss how ideas and patterns were carried along with the art itself. To end the lesson, they write a report on the...
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In School Suspensions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in an experiment to show the effect of PH on the flocculation of suspensions. Students investigate and discuss how chemistry influences suspension structure in ceramics, the paint industry, and food products.
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A New Approach to Developing Images on Clay

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students create story telling plates based on David Stabley's technique. They incorporate art history and aesthetics with hands on activity.
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Sun Relief Sculpture

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a slab project based on sun images throughout history.
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Ceramics: A Vessel into History

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students create a ceramic vessel, discuss their artistic choices, and identify elements derived from historical examples. In this ceramics lesson, students identify symbols and imagery that are connected to a specific culture or period,...
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Deep in the Art of Texas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a ceramic tile heart that incorporates the themes of Texas, art and heart. The tiles are created by pressing clay into a mold, trimming it and attaching it to a heart-shaped tile. The tiles will be fired and glazed.
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Anasazi Basket Weaving: 0-500 A.D.

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study Period 1- Basket Maker 0-500 A.D. of Anasazi Culture. They identify the sequence of history in Anasazi Culture and Indians of the Mesa Verde. They discover American Indian contributions to the world and develop...
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Korean Tiles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the production of roof tiles in Korean architecture from the dynasties of the past. There are some essential questions in the lesson that are asked for the students to complete. They make their own tiles also.
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Lead Poisoning and Ceramic Dishes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the amount of lead in ceramic plates through an experiment. Students determine if everyday dishware is leaching lead into food. They chart their results and discuss how much lead in ceramic dishware may cause lead...
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Recreating Chinese Bronze Vessels

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students make Chinese Bronze Vessels using coil or slab-built clay ceramic techniques. They focus on various ceramic techniques essential to creating a carved ceramic box in the style of Chinese Bronze Vessels.
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Ceramics: A Vessel into History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a personal clay vessel that has a specific use or meaning in their contemporary culture, which could be discerned through study by future archeologists and art historians.