Tiny Ceramics Studio

Tiny Ceramics Studio
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Age Range
8+
Release Date
August 03, 2021
ISBN
9781338745245
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Sculpt, Paint & Glaze 15+ Projects!
An entire pottery workshop is inside this kit—wheel included! Learn hand-building techniques with clay using a turntable and miniature bowl molds. Let your creations air-dry, then paint them with vivid colors. Finally, glaze your pots, plates, bowls, and vases with clear glaze to get that artisanal finish.

24-page book is full of step-by-step instructions, with inspiration for open-ended creativity.
An abundance of tools, including a wheel, helps budding potters explore lots of techniques for sculpting with clay.
Bright paint and modern designs, plus clear glaze, help kids feel like they are real ceramic artists.

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1 review
delightful activity book and set
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
TINY CERAMIC STUDIO is a fun craft and activity kit that teaches different ways to work with air-dry clay to make small ceramics. Once they have been made and dried, the set includes paints and a paintbrush to design them and then a glaze to seal them. The book that comes with it gives step-by-step instructions to help inspire and create small items, such as bowls, vases, plates, and so on. The amount of clay lends itself to creating these miniatures, and provides enough to create quite a few items.

What I loved: This is such a fun way to get creative and make something new. The kit really includes everything you would need to create these little miniatures, and children will definitely get into making these. The paint and glaze helps to make them even more fun and professional feeling. Inspiration comes easily from the fun book that gives instructions for making simple shapes and items as well as techniques for different designs (starting with circles or snakes, etc.). The yellow tools and roller add to the cool things children can create with the set. The turntable is just functional enough and adds an element of the professional to this cute, tiny ceramics set.

The clay does need a full day to dry, which can be tough for eager children, but this helps to draw out the fun over a couple days. There is also plenty of clay, so it is helpful if children start with a few test items before using up all the clay. We found that some vases were not really sturdy and broke while being painted, so needed to do a thicker clay to hold up during the rest of the process.

Final verdict: TINY CERAMIC STUDIO is a delightful craft and activity kit that is sure to keep children busy for hours and create some adorable, little items that they can construct, paint, and glaze. Highly recommend for elementary school aged children who enjoy creating.
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