I rolled out slabs and showed the class of 23 how to cut off the corners to make an oval. When working with kids, I try to interject only when necessary to demonstrate technique or ask open-ended questions. Ben likes to assist, too, handing out tools and showing his peers the best way to attach coils or apply slip. However, when it was over he described the experience as "havoc".
I brushed a clear glaze over the masks and single-fired them yesterday. I unloaded today and will deliver them this afternoon. I think the students will be happy. I thought the clear was a bit too thin, but the masks are supposed to be primitive so it works. Also, the green slip was not very green at all. I guess I'll double the copper.
In other news, I have been making some rather large baskets. I haven't been able to photograph them because I have no batteries for my good camera, and I can't figure out how to get the flash to work on the other one. Those pictures will have to wait until one of my kids can teach me how to set up the camera.
Another sure-fire sign of being on the wrong side of the generation gap.