Ceramics teacher in Atlantic Community High School, Ms.Konash, is working on a new project called Nesting Dolls. Also known as Russian Nesting Dolls, they are a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. These dolls are often designed to follow a specific theme; for example, Mickey Mouse.
Ms.Konash did this project with a little twist. Instead of wood, the students are using clay.
To make these nesting dolls, there are specific tools that need to be used. For example, the wire tool, which is used to cut the clay off the mound. Another example is the modeling tool, this is used to blend and decorate on the clay. There is a technique called the “Pinch Pottery”. It is the oldest form of pottery and the only tool is hands.
Each student chose their own different theme. They first began with the smallest piece which is the peg. As they finished each piece, they move onto bigger ones. Details were also a huge part of this project.
This project was definitely made with time, effort, and neatness.