Students in my Creating Art classes have been working on Clay Castles over the past few weeks. Research for the project included looking at images of actual castles , Disney castles and castles made of sand. Pieces were sculpted solidly in clay , then hollowed out for firing.
After firing, students selected underglaze colors to complement their designs. Some used "faux" painting techniques to give an illusion of their castles being ancient and crumbling.