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Ms. Reese
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Glazed Clay Pots

My students need some clay and glazes to create and build pots. We will be reading the book, "The Pot that Juan Built" as we explore hand building techniques.

My Students

My students need some clay and glazes to create and build pots. We will be reading the book, "The Pot that Juan Built" as we explore Mexican handbuilding techniques. The book fits in nicely with our classroom culture and the students often relate to the main character and artist Juan Quezada.

My students only get the opportunity to use art materials in the classroom since many of them come from impoverished homes.

They often tell me that they would love to make art at home, but that their parents cannot afford to buy any art materials. The true story of Mexican artist Juan Quezada teaching his pottery and glazing techniques to a poor village and bringing them out of poverty is inspirational to many of my students. My students often tell me that they love to use their imaginations in the art room and that making art helps them deal with many of the stressful situations they face when they are away from school.

My Project

The clay materials will give my students a more meaningful experience as they will relate to the artist Juan Quezada in the book "The Pot That Juan Built." The materials, paired along with book, will help my students learn about Mexican art and culture as they explore hand building techniques. My project also encourages an interest and love for reading and writing as they will finish the project by writing about their own art creations. My hope and intention is for my students to relate to the story on a more personal level and develop a deeper sense of appreciation for both the visual and language arts!

After students build and glaze their pots, I ask them to write about their creations.

They enjoy writing about how the book has influenced their pot creations and why they chose certain hand building techniques, colors or patterns. I have found that students enjoy the writing process and that it becomes meaningful to them when they write and reflect on their own personal artistic creations.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TEACHERS PALETTE GLZ/TP1 8OZ 6/SET CLSPK • Blick Art Materials $32.08 7 $224.56
TEACHERS PALETTE GLZ/TP2 8OZ 12/SET CLSPK • Blick Art Materials $62.93 2 $125.86
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $84.00 1 $84.00
CLASSROOM VALUE PACK/16 CERAMIC BRUSHES • Blick Art Materials $12.95 6 $77.70
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $52.95 1 $52.95
A R T LOW FIRE CLAY/!F WHT TALC 50LB • Blick Art Materials $14.87 3 $44.61
AMACO STONEX/!F 25LB • Blick Art Materials $30.30 1 $30.30
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $10.95 1 $10.95

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This project will reach 160 students.

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