Over the past few weeks we've been working on this clay project in my son's class at school.
We're lucky to have a kiln at the school, but this project could easily be done with air drying clay or fired in a kiln at a local ceramics co-op.
The flowers are meant to be holders for small votive candles, but I suppose they could be used as spoon-rests in the kitchen or as a place to put earrings at night.
I'm not completely happy with the glaze... I thought this particular glaze was supposed to be translucent, but it came out opaque.
We did a similar project last autumn -- fish bowls! The glaze was translucent, and personally, I prefer how they turned out...
Still, it was a fun project and I'm sure the mothers who receive these flowers from their proud little artists will enjoy them. Happy Mother's Day!