Club Mud

Every Tuesday, my kids go to a pottery class that the local community center hosts. It’s a great way for them to learn a skill and have some fun at the same time.

So far, they’ve made a bell, a plate, a cup, and a glazed picture apiece. Yesterday, they were making turtles.


The first step is to slam the clay against the table a few times to get rid of the air bubbles before you start working it.


Then she (the instructor) had the kids take a piece of their clay and roll it into a snake…



… and then coil the snake into a bowl shape.





At this point, hubby and I left the boys in the capable hands of the pottery teacher. But when we came back, we got to see their sculpted turtles.



Munchkin’s (he apparently was having difficulty, so his turtle is in its shell; he’s nothing if not creative!):


The teacher will have them fired, glazed, and ready to bring home in a week or two.

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3 thoughts on “Club Mud

  1. Sanz 04/24/2013 at 3:45 pm Reply

    That’s really cool! I bet your kids LOVE it! I’m hoping to get my oldest in pottery next year at his learning center.

    • wendy 04/25/2013 at 10:25 pm Reply

      They really do 🙂 The only “problem” is what to with all their projects. I let them keep their first project (a bell) and the most useful one (a plate). The rest are gifts for people.

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