This simple project generates a lot of interest and creativity for beginning students, while teaching the technical aspects of decorating clay in the plastic and leather-hard states. Working on the small medallions was considerably less intimidating than a large project, and students later incorporated various decoration methods into their pottery.

Impressing, Addition, and Subtraction using clay mandalas/medallions ceramic clay- textures. Good article and step-by-step instructions on making texture in clay by high school teacher Leon Roloff

The Organized Art Teacher: Organizing and Storing Art Projects | Deep Space Sparkle

The Organized Art Teacher: Organizing and Creating Lesson Plans

Dishwasher Safe Glittery Mod Podge Teacher Appreciation Mug Gift Idea and Craft

Dishwasher Safe Glittery Mod Podge Teacher Appreciation Mug Gift Idea and Craft paint ceramic or glass

Christmas village corner display stand with curved shelves & hinges for easy folding/storage.

Christmas village corner display stand with curved shelves & hinges for easy folding/storage.

Here’s a great project you can do with kids and give a gift people will really treasure. There’s nothing like homemade! Clay bowls DIY craft from @aliblog on the SC Johnson blog.

Here’s a great project you can do with kids and give a gift people will really treasure. There’s nothing like homemade! Clay bowls DIY craft from

This Download is a 9 pg. packet that contains the step-by-step Technique for painting basic eyes by artist and teacher Shelley Long. It includes pictures and illustrations that will help you learn to paint basic eyes for your ceramic projects.  This packet focuses on the basic shape straight ahead looking eye, but teaches you what you need to know to branch out and be creative. Most importantly, you will learn the step-by-step process for creating beautiful eye lashes.

This Download is a 9 pg. packet that contains the step-by-step Technique for painting basic eyes by artist and teacher Shelley Long. It includes pictures and illustrations that will help you learn to paint basic eyes for your ceramic projects. This packet focuses on the basic shape straight ahead looking eye, but teaches you what you need to know to branch out and be creative. Most importantly, you will learn the step-by-step process for creating beautiful eye lashes.

Apple ornaments are great and can be used for your tree. You can...

DIY 3D Paper Apple Ornament

DIY Paper Apple Ornament - would be cute for teacher luncheon/appreciation week

good info about the kiln-gonna need this when I get back in an art room since I've never started a kiln on my own LOL

Welcome to the Kiln Goddess' Clay Pit of Electric Kilns. Electric kilns are kinda like big, really powerful ovens. They are the least scary kiln.

plate idea...need to keep this for the next time I'm at a pottery studio.

7 Last-Minute, Super-Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Lace jewelry bowl Make a bowl for your jewelry.Use air drying clay, roll out to a thickness of min. then roll a doily onto the clay to leave an impression of the lace. Cut into a circle and place in a bowl to dry, seal and use for a non-food use.

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