One of our most popular kids workshops, now as a Clay at Home kit. Create an animal shaped bowl starting from a basic pinch pot. Give your creature a head, legs, a tail, whatever you can imagine. The bowl can be functional or a pure sculpture.
I love this project because at its core, it is not all difficult, with a few simple starting instruction, making it easy for children to jump right in. At the same time, the project is flexible and allows for tons of creativity and detail.
The kit includes the materials to make one large or two smaller animals. (Additional clay for a second bowl can be purchased as an add-on). This includes 1 kg of clay, a slip kit, paint brush, sponge, instructions and idea sheets. After the piece is finished, you can return it to TRö to be fired.
There are two finishing options. The piece can be glazed in a single color of your choice or it can be fired unglazed and returned with a pack of acrylic paints, so the artist can paint the piece themselves. Both options are included as part of the total kit price.
If you decide to purchase the additional clay, this includes firing and finishing your extra piece.
Firing and Finishing
What is the difference between the Acrylic Paint and the Glaze options? The biggest difference is that the glazed pieces are food safe and with the acrylic pieces, you get a second activity/a little more creativity.
- If you choose the acrylic paint option, your piece will be fired without glaze. It will then be returned to you with an additional paint brush and a small pack of acrylic glazes. Your child can then paint the piece however they wish. The finished piece will not be food safe.
- If you choose the glaze option, your piece will be glazed in one of five stoneware colors (burgundy, turquoise, cream, pink, and denim blue). The piece will be food safe, although likely not dishwasher safe, due to the geometry of the shape. The project is "one and done" and has a more finished look, however is only completed in a single color.
- You can decide on your firing and finishing option later.
How do I get my finished pieces back to you? This is a great question! Ideally you will be able to place the finished piece back in the wood pick up cabinet. Please let me know that it is on its way. If there are further restrictions on movement, we can wait until after the coronavirus situation is passed to drop the finished pieces back at the studio. Please do not mail your unfired pieces.
Pick up or Shipping
Pick up or Shipping
This product is available for studio pickup. It can also be shipped via Swiss Post. Shipping cost is initially listed in checkout, but the free pickup option can be selected after entering your address.
For pick up orders, after your order is confirmed, it will be placed in the wood cabinet on the studio patio.