Spoons! Who knew spoons could be so cute, cuddly and fun! lol
Spoons are a great opportunity for kids to make those pinch pots. Plus coil making and scratch and slipping.
These little orbs are rattles we call “spirit shakers”. They are based on a Native American tradition. Tiny pieces of clay are wrapped in paper and placed inside these hollow balls. When the paper burns off in the kiln, the tiny clay pieces are released making a fun sound.
Next we have wheel-thrown bowls that were then altered into animals. Don’t forget to scratch and slip!
Finally, I saw this pin on Pinterest and thought. We have to make these!!!
When the kids came to pick up their pots, we had grass seed and some instructions to make their very own chia heads. Fun stuff!
So this concludes pottery camp 2017. 600 pots later, the kids are going home with some great projects and memories to boot!
Each kid at camp made a wall pocket using the slab roller, templates and tons of stamps for decoration.
Traditionally wall pockets are used for mail, keys, pens and pencils, maybe even a plant. However, I mentioned I use my pottery pockets at home as charging stations. I can’t stand all the wires! It keeps all the devices off my counters.
The kids thought that was an awesome idea. Every household has a device or two. They were so clever, they actually put small holes at the bottom so the wires could go into the pockets and hide even more mess.
Sometimes I forget who’s the teacher and who’s the student!
Remember when I figured out I could use craft foam to create my own pottery stamps?
Each camper made one too. I just love how the glaze breaks on their pieces.
They also had the opportunity to throw some bowls and mugs using the pottery wheel.
I just adore watching what kids come up with :)