Get ready for Autumn by making a ceramic pumpkin (or two or a few).
This clay project is relatively simple, using one of the basic handbuilding techniques, pinch pots, to create small pumpkins out of clay. You can then choose to leave yours natural, carve it into a jack o'lantern or turn it into a small flower vase.
The kit includes the materials to make a medium or several small pumpkins. The medium size pumpkin will be large enough to be a votive holder, if desired. (Additional clay for a additional pumpkins can be purchased as an add-on). This includes 1 kg of clay, a slip and tool kit, instructions and idea sheets. After your pumpkins are finished, you can return them to TRö to be fired.
There are two finishing options. The pieces can be glazed in a single color of your choice or they can be fired unglazed and returned with a pack of acrylic paints, so the artist can paint the pieces 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 pumpkins.
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.