Some students kept their hands flat while others posed them and/or added a base.
The students could glaze their projects in any color they chose.
I honestly can't remember what color we were trying to make here, but I love the effect of the 3 glazes combined on the hand above. I think it was gray, fuchsia, and petal pink.
In case you were wondering, 2 days to sculpt, 1 day to glaze.
Not 8th graders in this photo, but here are some high school students observing their hands with the same drawing techniques.