Here is how the project went:
We planned in advance to get scraps of wasted clay. We revived it by soaking it in water for a month, pounding it to make it usable, and forming small May baskets. We then fired the vessels, at the next meeting we glazed them, fired them a second time. Our plan was stymied by the Covid 19 pandemic because we were unable to deliver all of the May baskets. However, a few members (5-7) did deliver some May baskets using personal protective gear and under supervision. We have the completed baskets and will use them when we are allowed to interact safely with the public.
Through this project I/we learned:
It took SO MUCH EFFORT to turn discarded, dry clay into beautiful clay pots. We were excited to form them, paint them, fire them, but were really looking forward to delivering them. However, it is much more important that we stay safe and keep others safe during this global pandemic than it is that we deliver our "random acts of kindness."
What I/we might change:
Really, nothing, except not have Covid 19 interruptions.
My/our favorite part of this project was:
Making something gorgeous out of things that no one else saw value in.
Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:
Our art teacher had little lumps of dried clay that we asked to have. We soaked them in water, covered in towels for a month until they became pliable. It was great to reclaim this clay.