The Clay Center opened today for Grade 5. Hurray! The "ware shelf" is filling up with bowls and plaques and animals and all manner of objects created by eager hands grateful for the wonders clay holds.
"When will it be dry?" "Can we paint it?" "Will it be ready for Mothers Day?" The clay center is a rich area for learning in the art studio - lots of science and physics plus all those aesthetic choices to make. The esoteric vocabulary is fun to learn and use, there are interesting tools to test, and nothing beats the fun of having shaping something from nothing.
Welcome back clay center - I've missed you these last two weeks!