Eagle Clay Tiles

Over the last two weeks, we have created observational pastel sketches of eagles to get a more thorough understanding of the features of the birds.

We then zoomed in on specific aspects: the talons, the beak, the feathers, the eye, and carefully used line only to record the details.  These drawings formed the base of our clay tile work.

We learned to roll out the clay evenly, and then we explored using gouging tools to recreate the shapes and textures form our sketches.

A few days later, the clay was dry and we were able to use a range of paints to colour our tiles.

We are very proud of the results. What do you think?