Wayne Thiebaud cupcakes with my little ones this spring! Great directions from Kathy Barbro, Art Projects for Kids. (Another of my favorite sites.) I want to instruct the kids to make coil tops instead of pinch pot tops.
John Beasley is the artist. He creates incredible ceramic tiles for Medicine Bluff Studio that you should check out! Here's the link: created a number of tile ceramics projects with my students - I'd like to use Mr.
Lock-in idea: Baptismal remembrance bowls for the kids to make and take home. With a bigger lump of clay you can use an elbow or knee in place of a thumb - my mom used that method to teach my kids and they loved getting muddy ;