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Mesopotamian plate project – West Asia

By | 2017-06-11T23:42:53+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Art, Crafts, West Asia|

Mesopotamian plate, made by kids at Laurelhurst School, Portland Oregon West Asia was probably the first place on earth where people began to use clayto make pottery dishes and bowls and cups, about 5000 BC in the late Stone Age. By about 3500 BC, people began to make geometric designs on their dishes, [...]

Making a gold bowl – Ancient Greece project

By | 2017-06-10T17:51:13+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Art, Crafts, Greeks|

Trojan gold bowl, made by 6th graders at Laurelhurst School, Portland About 1250 BC, the Greek army fought their neighbors the Trojans in the Trojan War. Troy was across the Aegean Sea from Greece. The people of Troy were rich (some of them) and had gold bowls like this one. Actually, so did the [...]

What is clay? History of Art

By | 2017-05-25T08:41:02+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Art, China, Geology, History, Japan|

Clay on a potter's wheel Clay is very fine particles of dirt which float in a stream or river and then sink to the bottom, where they press on each other and stick together. You generally find clay along the banks of a river or stream, wherever the river is pulling dirt down off [...]