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making ceramic birds
Great tutorial on making clay birds
Clay Opera - well, if I had to stick to making bowls and teapots, they would look like this!
how to make ocarina
How to make an ocarina
Making a ceramic relief tile, then making a master mold of it with plaster. Great pics and instruction!
Make your own clay stamps
garden totem of ceramics, wonder if something similar could be done with decorated tin can...?