Ikebana Clay Vases

2nd grade made these Japanese inspirations, after viewing and discussing ikebana vases and arrangements.  Before getting out the clay, we decided what kind of balance our vase would have- symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial.  Then we dragged out the clay and tried our hands at making a pinch pot and a textured slab, attaching them by slipping 'n' scoring.  They came alive with the shiny colorful glaze.

In these zany arrangements we focused on showing rhythm, contrast, and asymmetry. 
These were magical to watch unfold ... so much fun!