These clay frogs began as a pinch pot. While the pot was setting up, students rolled coils for the legs and tongue. The longer back legs were formed into the letter “s”. The tongue was slightly flattened. Students scored and applied slip to attach the legs and tongue. The little feet were gently flattened, then toes were pressed in with a toothpick. The eyes were small balls of clay stamped with a small marker cap.
Students painted a base coat of tempera on their frogs. After carefully touching up any unpainted specks, they added stripes or spots. Small sponge dabbers and q tips worked well for the spots. A final coat of tempera varnish sealed each piece.