First Graders Create Pinch Pot Bells

First graders at Walnut Hills created pinch pot bells. Taya Steele created a cat, Ava Hakala created a turtle and Ryan Weyers created a crab.

First grade students at Walnut Hills Elementary have just finished creating their pinch pot bells. Students were first asked to create a design for their pinch pot bell and sketch it out on a piece of paper. Next, students used various modeling techniques such as pinching, scoring and smoothing to create their sketch out of clay. Finally, students used a variety of colors of glazes to add color to their bells. All of the bells turned out very unique and the students were very excited to share them with their families and friends.


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