Thursday, February 08, 2007

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Last summer I harvested this clay from the garden. I've been improving the soil for 30 years but, outside of the raised beds, I still sometimes encounter serious clay. It's been kicking around the kitchen waiting for me to do something creative. (This is the kind of thing that drives Belinda crazy - see clutter. It was only one jar and most of the time it was in a cupboard...)

So yesterday I tried to make something. And this is what I got. There are some beads, some stars and moons, and a ... um... a dish to put them in? Looks a lot like the ashtrays my kids made in first grade.

I baked them, but they're still pretty fragile. I should mention the glass dish... Even though it says "Pyrex" it wasn't oven proof.

I have to say, on the clutter front, this is not an improvement.
[2/10/07 - corrected typo in title. Thanks, B]

3 comments:

Belinda said...

So I suppose next you will be purchasing a little oven to bake your clay "things" in...

Mary Ann said...

My first thought was, "Hey. Good idea." But, no. I think I'm about done with little clay things.

Simon St.Laurent said...

You could talk with Greg at Potter's blog about firing them, maybe. I don't know if he does that, but it'd be a fun conversation anyway.