When building their clay creatures students were encouraged to refer back to their sketchbooks on their exploration of textures from a previous lesson Melanie taught. Here in this video Caiden is using crumpled up tape too form a bumpy brainy like texture that he experimented with before. Caiden experimented with different sizes of crumpled rolled up tape in the texture lesson to create the right one.
Visiting with each student on their progress of their creature I found many students come across problems and solutions when building their creatures. For example in the video above, Saughn correctly used the slip and score method to attach the wing to his griffin but noticed it wasn't sturdy because he applied to much water. Noting his mistake he will then attach his two parts with a study bond.
After Catherine built her creature body using coils she noticed she made it into a solid form that would not work for the kiln firing. Her solution in order to keep the existing structure looking the same was to dig out the inside to prevent the clay from blowing up in the kiln.