Owl Class: Super Ceramics!

Last term Owl Class studied an artist called Kate Malone as part of our Topic lessons. At the end of the term we created our own clay tiles inspired by her work. We researched Kate and produced a fact file, then made a mood board of the types of colours and fruits we would like on our own tiles. Next, we did some observational drawings of fresh fruit and vegetables. After this, we designed 3 different tiles and chose our favourite- this was the tile we actually made. Finally it was time to make the tile! We carved into the clay and built up different areas according to our designs. The last step of the process (after the clay had dried) was to paint the tiles. We looked at complimentary colours on the colour wheel to make sure our backgrounds complimented the colours of the fruits we had chosen. They look fantastic and are now on display in our classroom!