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Monday, December 6, 2010

Yummy Cupcakes!

 3rd Graders had a lot of fun studying the art of
pop artists Wayne Thiebaud and Andy Warhol!
They made these DELICIOUS ceramic cupcakes boxes!

They made two pinch pots. The one for the bottom was formed in a silicone baking cup, and then taken out to dry. That is how we got the grooved texture.

Here they are all glazed and ready to be fired.

Out of the kiln and ready to go home. Trying to match up the tops and bottoms is tricky.
The kids HAVE to have a name on both the top and bottom.

It's our first clay project for the year and many of the kids forgot how important it is to put enough glaze on! They will remember for the next project.

I love this one with the candle!


  1. Hi Marla,

    Can you tell me what type of glaze you used for these? They are so bright and colorful! And how long do you normally let these dry before you bisque fire them?

  2. Hi there! Yep the colors are wonderful, aren't they? They are Mayco Stroke and Coat. I let them dry for about one week before they are bisque fired. Then they glaze and we do a glaze firing. You have to make sure they don't glaze the bottom rim of the TOP because you can't really stilt that part. Hope that makes sense:) Thanks for reading!

  3. Shermrob@yahoo.comDecember 8, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Hi Marla:
    Nice work! Really colorful cupcakes. Hope you are well.
    Sherman and Charlotte

  4. Oh I LOVE Mayco Stroke and Coat glaze! These look outstanding...I love all the colors and how well the students sculpted the forms. They look good enough to eat!

  5. OMIGOSH! I am in love with these. I'm going to have to try this!!

  6. These are super cute. I also swear by Stroke & Coat- foolproof and such a wide variety of colours.

  7. These are great- Your students translated pop art into clay nicely!

    1. these are fantastic. I love that they are two pieces and can hold things-- beautiful and functional!