crafts

Finishing My Backyard Primitive Pottery

After several attempts at making a simple cup, (see my previous post on making primitive pottery) I finally got one that was good enough to fire. Above you see my pieces ready to go. I am fully aware that my cup looks like a small pot. The other piece is…

Creating Primitive Pottery in my Backyard

When I moved into my house I did not have any grass. A light rain storm moved through the area moistening the surface of the dirt. As I walked across the surface, I collected large amounts of mud and clay on my shoes. It was ridiculous. Ever since then, I…

Building Practice Bead Counters

These are easy things to build to help students be motivated to practice their music. It is also a fun project for the students themselves to do in a group class setting. It only took our students about 15 minutes to select their materials, paint, or otherwise decorate their practice…