My 12 year old son and I are getting in some very precious "mommy and me" time by spending an evening once a week at a local ceramics studio, and i have lots of fun things to share! Not to mention a big realization that my little stint with ceramics about four years ago that wasn't all that satisfying, wasn't because ceramics really isn't for me as I had concluded, but because the clay that we were given to work with wasn't for me! At this studio the clay fires white and I can therefore use clear bright colors, or black and white, and I'm loving it! (Plus maybe because I'm doing this really to spend time with my son, the pressure is off to make something fantastic, and so now I've made some stuff that i just love. And so it goes.)
Enough about me, isn't this ceramic wall pocket just the cutest? It all started with my suggestion that my son take a piece of rolled out clay and fold it like origami somehow. Truthfully I really didn't know what I was talking about exactly, but this is the result, and it is just as cute as can be, and most importantly he is planning on proudly hanging it in his room!