Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Painting Ceramic Houses

I thought I'd share how my students' clay houses looked after they'd been fired and painted with acrylics.

Painting the stones on this house only took a couple of class periods. Not bad considering that it is about 17 inches wide and all four sides needed to look similar.  

The bisque firing was perfect for a brick red color which meant some students only needed to paint the roof and trim. Spray paint was used for the barn roof to make it look metallic.

Of course one student opted to leave the roof unpainted, which is perfect for terra-cotta tile.

 This house belongs to a student who is entirely blind, so I had to tape out everything in the front of the house but the door, when it came time for him to use red.  I love his large stones.
Now go make something out of clay to paint and love forever.

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