clay whistles. ocarina the ocarina is an ancient flute-like wind instrument the body of the flute is...

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  • Clay Whistles
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  • Ocarina The ocarina is an ancient flute-like wind instrument The body of the flute is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouth tube projecting out from the body. It is often ceramic, but many other materials, such as plastic, wood, glass and metal may also be used.flutewind instrument ceramic
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  • History of the Ocarina The ocarina is a very old family of instruments, believed to date back some 12,000 years. Ocarina- type instruments have been of particular importance in Chinese and Mesoamerican cultures. Chinese used the Ocarina for Song and Dance Europe used the Ocarina for the introductions of Judges to the Court The word ocarina is derived from Italian meaning "little goose." After featuring in the Nintendo Legend of Zelda games, the ocarina attracted a marked increase in interest, and a dramatic rise in sales.NintendoLegend of Zelda
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  • Utilitarian vs. Decoration Which one of these can you use? Which one of these items sits on your table for decoration?
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  • Clay Whistle Examples The Dragon Fly The Fish
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  • Clay Whistle Examples continued Family of Turtles A Bird
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  • Student made Get Ideas
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  • Sketch out Pottery Ideas All artists sketch out ideas before starting a new idea It speeds up making the bowl because clay dries very fast
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  • four states of clay: Plastic: clay that is soft, pliable and easy to work with. Leather Hard: clay that has been allowed to dry slightly, making it stiffer and able to support its weight, but can still be worked on and have parts attached. Bone Dry: clay at its most fragile state, can not be worked on at this stage Bisque: the first firing for the clay, removes all of the water, (both actual and chemical) and carbon, The fusing of the particles has begun, yet the clay is still porous to allow for glaze absorption. It can no longer be slaked down and recycled
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  • How to Make a Clay Whistle Start with two ball of plastic like clay A bowl of water A stylist tool A paint brush
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  • Make a Pinch Pot This is a hand building process starting with a ball of clay, inserting your thumb and "pinching" the clay between your thumb and fingers, gradually expanding and shaping the wall into a bowl-like form.
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  • Pinch a second Bowl Make sure one bowl has a nib on the end
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  • Finished Pinch Pots
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  • Merge Pots Put the two pots together Make sure they fit or match in shape and size
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  • Slip and Score The method for joining pieces of clay where the two surfaces are scratched up and slip is added like a "glue" to create a strong, melded bond. It is an essential step in ceramic construction, because clay will stick to itself when wet, but when will fall apart after bisque when all the water is removed. Texturing the surface gives the clay some grip, almost like Velcro.
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  • Score the Lip of Each Pinch Pot
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  • Add Water or Slip to the Scored Lips
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  • Put the two Pinch Pots Together
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  • The Shape can be Altered by Paddling and Molding
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  • Making the Whistle Mechanism You will need 2 sticks Put the first stick in the nib horizontally all the way to the end of the body
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  • First take the second stick and make a square incision between the body and the nib Second create a 45 degree angle on square incision
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  • Your whistle should look like this
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  • Add Animal Features Neck Head Eyes Nose Mouth Ears Tail, Fins, Beak Legs and Feet
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  • How do you want to decorate your whistle? Think About Design Quality
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  • Texture Add texture in the Leather Hard drying stage of clay. Use tools to make texture and designs Sgraffito - This comes the Italian word meaning "scratched through" and is done by incising or cutting a design through a colored slip coating to reveal the clay body.
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  • Time to Dry to the Bone Next it goes into the Kiln
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  • Kiln A furnace that use electricity, gas or wood, but may also be fired using coal, oil, manure or even old tires. Is used to Fire the clay till it hardens to a stone like form.
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  • Paint Yourself Silly Glaze A mix of chemicals and minerals when heated to a really hot temperature melt together and form a glass like color coating on the outside of clay objects.
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  • Objectives Objective #2:Students will learn to pinch, join, shape, design, glaze or paint a clay whistle. They will choose animal features using their own thumbnail sketch ideas. Objective #3:Students will consider what importance music and animal have on our culture.
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