As some of you know my daughter has always been welcome in my shop for the past few years. She really does enjoy her woodworking. My wife and I always encourage her to try new thing and learn what it is she like the best. Whatever we do we try to get her involved from woodworking to cooking.
My wife has done pottery off and on since before we met, she just recently found a class to work with that has everything she needs including a kiln. Here are few of the things she made a number of years ago…
Pottery is one of the reasons that she likes to work on my lathe and is looking forward to turning a bowl in the not too distant future. She tells me the lathe is like pottery in reverse you are taking away wood from a spinning thing instead of adding clay to a spinning thing.
Anywho, recently she brought home some extra clay and helped my daughter build her first pieces. We then took a trip to the class and my daughter got to dip (color) all of her pieces and they came home last night.
She was very excited about the whole process and is looking forward to making more. The class will start again at the end of the summer and my wife is looking forward to it. Here are a few pics of her latest…
So one more hobby that my daughter has tried and is excited about. She will also start working with mommy in the sewing room in about a year or so (around 6 or 7). Sorry there is no actual woodworking here but I am proud of my daughter and also my wife and just wanted to share. I also want to encourage anyone out there to just encourage the child in their life and let them jump into something and try it out. The schools are cutting back on these things and they will need to learn it elsewhere.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)