I signed my kids up for pottery classes this last year and things haven’t been the same around here since. We now travel the 25 miles to town once a week to play with clay and other wonderful artsy stuff. When you drive 25 miles to town you don’t just drop your kids off at pottery class and go home. I would stay and play with clay as well. We started out with pinch pots, coil and slab construction. I made an adorable yarn bowl with the coil construction. We have even tried our skill with the pottery wheel with some success. We all need a bit more work in that area.
I began sculpting clay by making a small bird, moved onto a sheep and then a duck. They turned out ok, but this is the first project I am willing to share with you! 🙂
I chose to make an elephant because my glazing skills are a bit lacking. I thought it would be easy to glaze a gray elephant. Plus I had recently sculpted an elephant out of wool and the elephant structure was still fresh in my mind.
Now that the kids and I are making stuff every week we will need to consider adding on to the house! 🙂