Friday, December 16, 2011

Clay - Part 2

At the beginning of December I set you the (rather obvious) challenge: what was Son 2 making out of the clay which had been dug out of some nearby earthworks? Of course most of you guessed right - here is the fired result!

A little earthernware snowman - isn't he cute? Son 2 is planning to add some stick arms and give him as a Christmas present.



He now has a big brother too. Don't you love the way the clay (fired in our wood fire) comes out looking like brick or tile? Of course it is brick clay - we have an old tileworks just down the road.Son 2 was back out there at the weekend, making some secret Christmas presents. Ben popped out to show him how to roll clay - Ben did pottery classes at school.

The results of this session are drying out in our spare room. Once they're fired I'll try to take a few photos, although I'd better not show them until after Christmas Day!

7 comments:

Carolyn Phillips said...

They look great, a budding potter.

Betty said...

That's fun, the possibilities are endless.

VintageVicki said...

I love the simplicity of them :)

I've so many things I can't post about on my blog until after Christmas - never quite sure which members of my family read it!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Floss! I love the snowmen! I can just see the twig arms poking out! VERY cute!

Vintage Jane said...

Lovely to see such original creativity. Good on your boys! M x

Sherri B. said...

Those are precious! Someone will be so pleased to get that gift. I have never heard of doing that in the wood stove, how interesting! xo

Kit said...

That sounds like they had such a fun time! Tell them they look great! Kit