Clay Horses

These clay horses were part of a series of animals I had my students make from different geographic regions in the United States. For the ones that are simply busts, the kids make a cone and bend it over. Their favorite part is using the garlic press to make the mane. We don't score, slip and smooth the mane onto the horse. The kids just have to really press the clay down firmly to get it to stick.

These horses are glazed with a glaze that is made of 90% local clay and 10% woodash. So the glazes on these is essentially free, other than the labor used to process the materials.