Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ceramic Family Time

My family has been visiting. My son, his wife and two children. We have been having fun with clay.

Their oldest child age 7 made the happy figure below. We are trying a smooth white stoneware clay (Laguna). My first time with this clay as I mentioned in a previous post. Here is a picture of a grape leaf from out garden pressed into the clay and pushed into a paper bowl for a mold.

I have an ancient kick wheel which they also have been trying out. The youngest asks: "Can we do pottery now." He made a small bowl.

I love this press bowl my son and daughter-in-law made from a giant brussel sprout leaf.
We always have a great time when they are here.


  1. Hey Mary!! Love all this clay! In my next life...!! xoxo Cait

  2. Oh, I love the leaf bowls! I never thought of using a paper bowl for a mold. I will have to try that! Does the clay stick to it? And would you flatten the bottom a little after it dried?

  3. Hi Erin,
    Nice to hear from you. No the clay does not stick to the paper bowels. It works out quite well. But I would not hurry it out of the bowl since it tends to crack where the leave central vein is. The bottom seems pretty flat.

  4. Hi Cait,
    Nice to hear from you. Love your new work on Etsy and the cuff bracelets are wonderful.


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