Mother's Day Flowers

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!


  1. Hi Beth --

    Thanks for stopping by... Glad you liked the project!


  2. I can’t tell you how much I adore this! Thank you for the fabulous tutorial!! I featured this tutorial today on my blog with a roundup of flower tutorials. Here is the link:


    Thank you so much for inspiring me. Have a wonderful day!


  3. This is an awesome activity. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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