Our signature 5th grade ceramics projects at Prairie Ridge are themed piggy banks. Students combine two pinch pots together to create a hollow form and decorate them in unique ways. Slots are cut at the top for the coins. Here is a demonstration video on how to make a ceramic piggy bank:
Once the piggy banks are built, we let them dry (bone dry) and bisque fire them in the kiln. Then students paint them with low fire glaze for the glaze firing. The finished products look awesome!
Here are a few examples: