Making something for nothing.

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Our family efforts! The slightly yellowish figures had more grit in the clay.
Our family efforts! The slightly yellowish figures had more grit in the clay.

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The nest before the fire was built on top.
The nest before the fire was built on top.
The fire is close to the water's edge. For fuel we used mostly dead gorse. Very combustible, and yes, we got some prickles!
The fire is close to the water’s edge. For fuel we used mostly dead gorse. Very combustible, and yes, we got some prickles! Serious face. Fire tending is a serious business!
Find your ceramics in the ashes!
Find your ceramics in the ashes!
Little creatuers cooling off.
Little creatuers cooling off.

26:05:15FiredRabbitFor the eyes on these creatures, we used the cut end of a dried stalk of grass. If you do try this, remember to leave your clay-work to completely dry out before firing. Drying can take anywhere between 2 days and a week depending on size. Larger pieces should be hollowed out, but these were small enough to remain solid.

3 thoughts on “Making something for nothing.

  1. This looks like great fun for everyone. The bunny is…! I can imagine our distant ancestors collecting clay and making little kilns like this on creek banks eons ago.

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