Time for a New Whatnot Shelf!

When my daughter was in preschool, we visited a ceramics place as part of a Montessori family Christmas outing type thing. It’s been years but, mid July it dawned on me for us to back. My daughter agreed quickly and it was a date.

It’s a brightly lit cozy little art studio. The walls are lined with hundreds of colored and speckled glazes and just about every naked ceramic object you can name. From humungous boxes and tableware, down to itty bitties the size of a quarter. You use the space and the tools and supplies as long and as much as you want, and only pay for the item itself. Then you leave it for them to clear glaze and fire for you that week.

It’s been an unsurprisingly calming thing for us to do together when things are hectic. We’ve been back for our second round already and are trying to make time for a third. I started a Day of the Dead plate and mug that are going to take a few visits to finish. She is waiting patiently to have her latest ones fired. An ice cream cup and spoon, birdhouse, tiny toaster business card holder (ours is not to reason why), piggie, treasure box, and chubby whale.

Though my daughter paints four to my one, we picked up our first batch early last week and I am not even mad about how my Dragon Fantastique turned out…

Sam

And consequently, I haven’t been able to get this one out of my head since!

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28 thoughts on “Time for a New Whatnot Shelf!

  1. Fun!…The crafting time and the video. ( never seen that one before)

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    1. The only bad part is waiting for them to be glazed 😣😣😣 Other than that I’m always looking forward to going back!!

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  2. Well, that was fun! Cute dragon. I remember doing ceramics with a neighbor at the age of 15. My little sister did it with you. I made a little boy and little girl in their pajamas . It was so much fun and I still miss doing that. It’s a great way to be creative. Loved the video clip.

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    1. Aw nice! When I was little they showed us how to make little ones to sculpt from plaster of paris in little milk cartons so we may try that too. It’s super duper relaxing which I’ve needed! We finished a bunch more yesterday 😊😊😊

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  3. Love the ceramics. I use to dabble in it years ago. The video was so good – never seen it before either πŸ™‚ Thanks for the fun

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    1. We are building quite a collection of them, lol! The song is from Pete’s Dragon which will forever be one of my favorite soundtracks!!!

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      1. OH, I did’t recognise it. I have seen the animated version but the Mickey Rooney one is SO much better.

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    1. Haha, thank you! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  4. Fun! We have a Crockadoodle here 5 min away and we go do similar. I am drinking my coffee out of a hand painted mug from my daughter right now. 😊

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    1. I would go and do just about anything at a place called Crockadoodle! I’ll post my mug and the rest of these monstrosities. You are clearly still alive so maybe it’s safe for me to use the mug I made to drink out of too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. Lol! I have several cherished things the kids made me there, even my son made me a garden gnome!

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    1. Thanks! I’m hoping my plate turns out purty. I don’t know wtf I’m going to do with it but it was quite an undertaking!

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      1. Mine would look like crap. Ceramics looks fun, but my hands are not steady enough for the details.

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        1. Lord, mine aren’t either but when you find the tiniest brush that exists and have lots of time my chances improve greatly that it won’t look like I did it on a train.

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  5. OMG this looks like so much fun!!! And that dragon is amazing, Sam!

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    1. It’s costing a mint but we keep getting discounts for as much as we are there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And needless to say well worth it for the peace alone! Thank you! He needs a name but is happy in his new home.

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      1. Jeffery lol his name should be Jeffery

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  6. It’s awesome finding a hobby to do with your kid. My daughter and I have so many things we love doing together! Love Mickey Roonie! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes! Pete’s Dragon is such a favorite of mine and he truly makes some of the scenes lol! That is so great, I think they really appreciate the special time of sharing hobbies!a

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  7. Your dragon is adorable Sam! Love the video clip too – glad you’re sharing your artistic nature with your daughter. What lovely memories you’re making with her and she will treasure those!

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    1. Thank you! Its such a peaceful place! She has a little tremor and this helps her through it like a champ 😍

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  8. All of these works of art. 😊 Very Nice!

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    1. I’m gonna open a roadside ‘shoppe!

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      1. It would be full, that’s for sure!πŸ˜€

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        1. My plate was a bust! Not of astronomical proportions, but a bust nonetheless!

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