A little bit of light

Stories of buttons and bread

Wendy and Connie Wendy and Connie

I ran into Wendy and Connie a few weeks ago, doing a ‘pop-up’ event at Colonnades, making clay lanterns with passing children and adults. The plan was to make 100 altogether and then to use them at community events, starting this week at Carols Night. It was a great fun to make the clay strips and decorate them with stamps or rollers – you can see in the pictures.

decorated clay strip Decorated clay strip

Decorating the clay - rolling on the pattern Decorating the clay – rolling on the pattern

Connie doing a demo Connie doing a demo

The strips were then stuck to balloons with thinned down clay and water, and when dry the balloons would be popped and the curvy lanterns, all individual, fired in a kiln.

Wendy sticking the strips onto a balloon Wendy sticking the strips onto a green  balloon

The green balloon lantern completed The green balloon lantern completed (but not dry yet)

Creator of the red balloon lantern Creator of the red balloon lantern

lanterns 9 Tray of balloon lanterns drying

lanterns 10 Tray of lanterns drying –…

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