We finally cracked open the package of clay I bought. We, my husband especially, have always been interested in pottery but have never tried it. He’s long been threatening to look into a class for him and Lily to take together but hasn’t found the time to do it yet.

This was a bit of a test run but it turned out great and we all had a good time. I’m looking forward to painting our creations when they are dry!

In ballet shoes, no less! Lily and I made bowls:

I’m not sure what this was going to be. Egg cup perhaps? Candle holder?

9 Responses to Homemade Pottery

  1. paxye says:

    I can’t wait to see them painted and finished!!

    I used to love doing pottery… I really need to do it again!

  2. Sophia Sunshine says:

    That looks like a cost effective way to play with clay. No studio or kiln to book and you can do things how you want. I felt like such a goof last week because I was the only veteran who showed up and I went on the wheel by myself. I only used it a few times last year because I missed a bunch of classes and I was having such a hard time. 3 hours and the only thing that turned out (so far anyways) was a bowl. It was exactly what I was going for so at least one mission was accomplished!

  3. Sophia Sunshine says:

    Sorry I got so off topic there, clay play is fun and we used to “muck” dig from the banks of a creek near our house. I fondly remember making a little bear and then painting him brown with a black nose, after he dried. I can’t wait to see what the finished products are in your house. We’re getting a collection of bowls here but they’re always in use!

  4. kristen says:

    We too love playing with clay! It’s a good way to work out some tension too! I often give the kids a mallet or plastic hammer to pound it and knead it.

  5. peggy says:

    Clay is the best! I think we are way messier than you guys though – it gets everywhere, and I mean everywhere.
    I still have clay pots and bowls I made as a child and our kids are really interested in them. They like to talk about keeping the ones they’ve made until they’re really old.
    Oh, and welcome back!

  6. kivyn says:

    That looks like so much fun! It’s been a while since we played with clay. Maybe I should go pick some up….

    I’ve been loving your blog, so I’ve given it a lemonade award. If you haven’t already received one, you can read all about it at my blog: http://tangledhill.blogspot.com/2009/01/lemonade-award.html

  7. Annie says:

    Well we painted them. I bought tempura paint after a suggestion but I have to say I HATE the colour choices. They’re almost neon! I’d probably use another kind of paint next time because of the colour but also because it was really gloopy and hard to get even.

    Great idea Kristen. We should have used the mallet before moulding it!

    Peggy- It was only less messy because my little boy wasn’t as interested in playing with the clay as I thought he might. I still found dried clay bits all over for days though! I think it got under someone’s foot!

    Kivyn! Thanks so much for the award!

  8. sarah says:

    wow- a husband who does crafts! sigh…..

  9. Annie says:

    :D You made my dh’s night, Sarah. He loves doing all these things with us. He’s so creative!

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