First and Second graders had a blast using fresh, moist clay to make their creations.
2. Then it dries.
Clay takes a long time to dry. It has to become dry as a bone before it goes into the kiln. First and Second graders are really patient!
3. Then it gets fired!
When the clay is bone dry, Miss Pourcho carefully boxes the creations and gently packs it up in her car. She drives it over to the high school, where it gets loaded in the kiln.
It gets hot in the kiln... REALLY hot... over 1,700 degrees hot. This turns the fragile clay into strong, durable ceramic.