'Imagination is more important than knowledge'
Isn't a child's imagination a wonderful thing? They just love to play with clay. It is so good for them to squish it and roll it and mould it into whatever their imagination takes them.
When children do have the opportunity to play with clay in school they often make these super coil pots or pinch pots but they usually don't have the facilities to fire them.
At St Tola’s National School, in Shannon,Ireland, we made some amazing clay pictures and name plaque to be hung on the wall. Watching how they all got so engrossed in their creativity was wonderful. I took away the clay pieces and bisque fired them and came back the following week with tubs of super coloured Mayco glazes for them to paint their pieces. They were so excited to be glazing their artwork. They got to see the transformation from clay to a finished glazed ceramic piece that can be treasured forever.
Just look at their amazing artwork!