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.

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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.

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

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… and then coil the snake into a bowl shape.

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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.

Seahawk’s:

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

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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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