Wednesday, July 24, 2013

All manner of critters appearing

I noticed tonight at pottery
that all manner of critters were appearing on our shelves.
Sean from Tuesday Kids class loves playing Pac man
and has been working on this and a set of ghosts.

David was pipped at the post at last years Mildura Show
with Babara's pig oil lamp,

he is planning to blitz it this year with this money box.

I think his Echidna might delight the judges also.

A small child has been inspired to copy the idea,
which is the highest form of flattery!

We are planning a fundraising exhibition and I thought
it might be a good idea if all the children made an oil lamp.

A bit of a theme, and focus.
We started today but just one has neared completion for drying.
Our newest member Linda has a back ground in mosaic making.
Her attention to detail with the underglazes will ensure a fantastic finish.
And just what was I doing you may ask?
I was fixing the slab roller that continally drops a shear pin and beaks down.
I can fix it myself now and have establised that it is just the thickness of
a piece of paper that makes it too small for the hole.
Made a shim from the day diary and so far so good.
To check out the other pottery studios and
what they have been up to this week,
click on this link


Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh yes, the cute things you can do with clay :)

smartcat said...

The kids get to have the fun while the grown-upa get to fix the equipment. Many fun critters obviously made by happy kids!

P.S. Thanks for the great comments on my blog!

Lori Buff said...

These are so cute. It must be very fun to walk around the studio and see these guys.

Brenda said...

Ah, to be a kid again and just let loose! I love them all!

belin said...

Love your little characters too :)
belin (belinism)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic ceramic creatures evolving! Cold in Mildura... I think Buninyong has frozen over!

Rachel Cramer said...

My first ever clay project at high school was a salt pig! Reading about the oil lamp pig brought that memory back from the recesses :)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

sketchbook references at my blob, go ahead and refer students, sure! thanks :)