Working with clay.
We shaped the clay to look like the Newgrange entrance stone.We decorated it with coils and pellets. We made spirals and some of us made double spirals. We learned that there are triple spirals on the Newgrange stone. We added pellets after the coils. We etched designs and patterns onto the clay with knitting needles. We fixed everything in place with a special glue made of clay and water. It was messy but great fun to use. We put a special effect on the pellets with the knitting needle. We saw the woolly, hairy fibers in the clay. They help make the clay strong. Now our slabs are drying and we will paint them when they are fully dry. Here is a video we made in class of us at work. ENJOY !