The kids in Pottery Club were fantastic today. Their task was to take the cube they made last week and turn it into a lidded box. It wasn't easy! Each week, it is an intense couple of hours for the children and I. The room is most often filled with activity and laughter but with … Continue reading From cube to lidded box
There are secrets I can not share with you about our puppet production but let me tell you, it will be a story filled with adventure! Loads of people, snow, soot, and a few pets. Having such a large cast, we are using various types of materials to create our characters. Last week we practiced … Continue reading Working with pastels
The kids in Pottery Club have been learning every week. This week everyone's task was to make a cube. Six sides and all sealed up. Then they all learned how to bag their work so it will stay moist for next week. Names were written on little pieces of pink paper and slid in … Continue reading The cube
The first workshop pumpkins have been glazed, washed up and ready for the kiln. They are so orange! Töölö and Ruoholahti FinnAm Kindergartens are filled with budding artists. It was so much fun.
It was another great day for the Pottery club. The hours are a bit like watching fireworks in action. The children arrive in small groups and chatter as they work on their projects. Today it was a variation on a coil pot. Snakes eating snakes around a bowl and the adding some snails for decoration. … Continue reading Day 2: Coil Pots
The pumpkins are taken out of their boxes and carefully cut open. This gives them a utilitarian purpose, along with their artful beauty. They are set on a chipboard bat to dry for about a week. Longer is even better. The porous nature of the wood acts as a gentle wick to remove the water … Continue reading Back to the studio
Balls are notorious for rolling with ease. Lol. Okay, pretty silly. Moving balls, I guess that is why they are so well utilized in a zillion areas of our lives, but... Sometimes we want the ball but not the rolling around. A yarn bowl is made FOR yarn. It is a bowl that holds your yarn … Continue reading A yarn bowl is not made of yarn…
Day two of our pottery workshop in Ruoholahti was busy and fun. We learned about using slip and scoring. Putting the two parts of the pumpkin together and adding the stem, it was a little tricky but we did it!