The children and I met up with a few friends at a local art league today to have a go at creating some masterpieces in clay. I was very happy that their first experience with this new medium was so positive... I took several pottery classes in high school and they were fraught with disappointment, frustration, and quite a few lopsided projects! Each child will have a piece of pottery that will actually be useful (two children chose to make bowls and one a mug). I'll be sure to photograph the finished pieces in a few weeks once they have hadsome time in the kiln!