Ceramic Bird Nest
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These ceramic bird nests were inspired by my friend Jenni Ward’s “Create with Clay 3” ebook. I love how neatly the glaze turned out, thanks to the fact that you can remove … Read More

Clay Cactus
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My quest for finding easy clay projects that create sturdy little sculptures has led me to this, working with little plastic cups. I found that a little cactus formed in a plastic … Read More

Ceramic Textured Fish
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This ceramic textured fish project turned out to be a great way to guarantee even kinders make sturdy creations in clay. The solution was to give each student a slab of clay … Read More

Ceramic Heart Bowls
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The Dollar Tree store scores again. Some ceramic heart bowls seen on Pinterest started my search for rounded plastic bowls to use as forms. The only problem was that bowls all had … Read More

Textured Ceramic Box
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Wouldn’t this textured ceramic box make a wonderful Valentine gift? It’s just one of the amazing clay projects in my friend’s ebook, “Create with Clay”. I’m sharing some snapshots of this project … Read More

Clay Snowman
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This clay snowman is made with holes in his body so real twigs can be inserted when he (or she) is finished. I’ve learned to really appreciate white ceramic projects as they … Read More

Easy Ceramic Cupcake
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This easy ceramic cupcake project is my very favorite, which I save every year for Mother’s Day for kinders. I’m pretty sure though that it has lots of appeal for any holiday … Read More

Terra Cotta Ceramic Owl Project
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I tried this ceramic owl project out this week, and loved the simplicity of it. I have learned that children really enjoy working with clay, but class-wide skill levels vary so much … Read More

Ceramic Burger
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This ceramic burger is one of my favorite projects from Jenni Ward’s ebook “Create with Clay 4”. Follow the link to get her amazing tutorial with lots of photos and helpful tips. … Read More

Ceramic Mug
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Make a ceramic mug that smiles back at you. Detailed instructions for this project and more may be found in Jenni Ward’s “Create with Clay 2” ebook. Save Save Save Save Save … Read More

“Create with Clay 4” eBook
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 More ceramic art projects for those who wish to try something new. The latest ebook from my friend Jenni Ward has detailed photos and instructions on how to make these very creative … Read More

Ceramic Flying Pig
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This flying pig is just one of the five ceramic projects in Jenni Ward’s “Create with Clay 3” ebook. For her instructions, just purchase and download the book for $5. Save Save … Read More

Ceramic Pencil Holder
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Here’s a peek at how to make a patterned Pencil Holder, which is one of the featured projects with directions in Jenni Ward’s ebook, Create with Clay. Save Save Save Save Save

Jenni Ward: Clay in the Classroom
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Here’s some great advice that my friend and ceramic artist shared recently. She’s an accomplished ceramic artist who shows her work all over the country. Nothing like getting help from the experts! … Read More

Pinch Pot Monster
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Here are the photos for making a Pinch Pot Monster. If you would like a print friendly version for this monster and more, you can purchase Jenni Ward’s “Create with Clay 2” … Read More

“Create with Clay 3” eBook
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More help for the ceramic artists, here’s “Create with Clay 3” from my friend and ceramic artist Jenni Ward. This one has all kinds of good pointers on how to make legs … Read More

Ceramic Tea Cups
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This ceramic tea cup is one of my favorite projects that is in my friend Jenni Ward’s new ebook, “Create with Clay 3″. When I think of all the possible variations you … Read More

Sprinkles Ceramic Glaze
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On my list of new things to do for the next school year is to work more ceramic projects into my curriculum. I experimented a little this spring with some new glazes … Read More

Recycling Clay in the Classroom
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My friend Jenni Ward is both a ceramic teacher and fine artist who knows a thing or two about clay and how to use it wisely. Here is a link to her … Read More

Ceramic Fishie
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Here’s a sample tutorial my friend Jenni Ward has included in her new “Create with Clay 2″ ebook that was recently added to my PDF shop. This book contains a total of … Read More

Create with Clay FAQ
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Jenni Ward, a renowned ceramic artist from Santa Cruz, is my friend who is sharing many of her projects for children in two new ebooks, Create with Clay 1 and 2. After … Read More

New Ebook, Create with Clay 2
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Here are five more creative ceramic projects by my friend, Jenni Ward, a renowned ceramic artist from Santa Cruz. Jenni has been working with children for years, and has collected five more … Read More

Ceramic Bird Nest
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Here’s a preview project from my new ebook collaboration with ceramic artist Jenni Ward. She has 20+ years of teaching, along with her own successful fine art career, so this book is … Read More

Kinder Clay Cupcakes
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This easy ceramic cupcake project is my very favorite, which I save every year for Mother’s Day for kinders. I’m pretty sure though that it has lots of appeal for any holiday … Read More

Ceramic Heart Bowl
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This ceramic heart bowl is from my new ebook collaboration with ceramic artist Jenni Ward. She has 20+ years of teaching, along with her own successful fine art career, so this book … Read More

NEW! Create with Clay eBook
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I am so proud to share a brand new ebook that is a collaboration with my friend, Jenni Ward, a renowned ceramic artist who lives near Santa Cruz, CA. She has been … Read More

Clay Owls, by 1st Graders
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These clay owls were formed around student’s thumbs, which made them easy to hold and safer to fire. This tray was created by first graders, who did a great job. They started … Read More

Ceramic Cupcakes for Kinders
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My kinders have started their ceramic cupcakes this week. I was reminded again how perfect this project is for them, and how easy these are to make thanks to new silicone rubber … Read More

Ceramic Planter Face
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Avoid the messy painting that often happens with kid’s ceramics and have them just use one color. MATERIALS • Ceramic clay • Wire cutter • Plastic drinking glass • Drinking straw • … Read More

Halloween Ceramic Pumpkin
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This ceramic pumpkin project comes from Ellen at Clayworks Studio. It’s basically making two pinch pots and blending them together. MATERIALS • Clay • Glaze • Scratching tool, like a fork • … Read More

Taco Fish
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This is often referred to as the taco fish project, thanks to it’s simple construction. This fish could be made with many different types of clay. I am partial to ceramics and … Read More

Van Gogh Ceramic Landscape
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Vincent Van Gogh was known for his thickly painted landscapes, so you can replicate the look with clay and kiln and glazes. 1. Give each student about a baseball-size piece of clay, … Read More

Ceramic Clay Turkey
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I found this ceramic clay turkey project in my Arts & Activities magazine, and have used it successfully with second grade on up for many years. I prefer clay projects like this … Read More

Ceramic Pumpkins
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This ceramic pumpkin project comes from Ellen at Clayworks Studio. It’s basically making two pinch pots and blending them together. MATERIALS • Clay • Glaze • Scratching tool, like a fork • … Read More

Ceramic Planter Face
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Avoid the messy painting that often happens with kid’s ceramics and have them just use one color. MATERIALS • Ceramic clay • Wire cutter • Plastic drinking glass • Drinking straw • … Read More

Ceramic Cupcake
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This ceramic cupcake project is my very favorite, which I save every year for Mother’s Day for kinders. I’m pretty sure thought that it would have lots of appeal for any holiday … Read More