This air-dried, non-toxic clay can be re-used if kept moist. It can be painted when dry.
• 2.5kg clay in tubs and 12.5kg clay in polythene bags
The children absolutely loved using this clay; having studied Greek pots, they designed their own, and then used the clay to make their design. They used their hands to create their vision, experimenting using different methods (winding the clay in a coil; creating flat slabs) and then added a dash of water to smooth the surfaces. Tools were used to add detail such as scraping off small areas, or adding pattern, although basic class room equipment can be used. The children also experimented pressing the clay into a range of different surfaces (e.g. brickwork) to create pattern and texture. Due to the fact that this dries in the classroom, it wasn’t long before their pots were ready to paint; the children were really proud of their work.
Helen Steele, KS1 & KS2 Teacher