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Hands on Pottery at Li Tao Wan Pottery

Pottery Made by others
Pottery Made by others

Letting the kids try various different types of art was one of my aims during our December holiday trip to Taiwan.   Pottery was one of the things which I would love  the kids to try out and we got the chance at  Li Tao Wan Pottery.

The instructor taking out the clay for use.
The instructor taking out the clay for use.

It was the first time the kids saw a pottery workshop and experience how to manipulate the potter’s wheel. As far as I know this kind of experience is not readily available here in Singapore. They were really privileged to try it last December.

The boys at the pottery wheels
The boys at the pottery wheels

It looked like a scene out of Ghost where  Demi  More was making her vase on a similar wheel.

Doggie boy getting to do his art work.
Doggie boy getting to do his art work.

The boys had to dampen their hands with water before starting on shaping their piece of clay.

The boys testing out the pedal to start their wheels spinning
The boys testing out the pedal to start their wheels spinning
The instructor telling us how to use the cutters on the clay
The instructor telling us how to use the cutters on the clay

Tiger girl is too little to work the potter’s wheel so we used cutters and our hands to make  our own art work.

The instructor doing a sample for Tiger girl to follow
The instructor doing a sample for Tiger girl to follow
Pressing on the clay to make the base
Pressing on the clay to make the base

We started on our design once the instructor gave us our piece of clay to play with.

Tiger girl and my design taking place
Tiger girl and my design taking place

Tiger girl and I decided on making a clay house which had a Christmas tree in the backyard.

The inside of the backyard
The inside of the backyard- The Christmas Tree

It was really fun to use the different imprints that we available to us to design our clay figurine.

Tiger girl add a snowman to the back of the house
Tiger girl add a snowman to the back of the house

I love the details which Tiger girl made using the different presses that we were given.

the boys handiwork
the boys handiwork

Doggie boy made a cup while Monkey Boy made a bowl with his piece of clay.

We had to wait about 4-6 weeks after the artwork was done before we could receive it as they only did batch firing in their kiln.

Have you tried doing pottery before?

 

Li Tao Wan DIY pottery

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Flowers and Agricultural Exhibition

 

The 2015 Flower Exhibition
The 2015 Flower Exhibition

 

I have love viewing flowers and was fortunate to be able to visit the Agricultural and flower exhibition  while on vacations in Taiwan.  During the previous trip to Taiwan I saw lovely flowers at Taoyuan when we stopped by a sunflower garden.  This time we didn’t see any special flowers but an array of typical wild flowers.

One of the exhibits on display- A worker ant
One of the exhibits on display- A worker ant
A house
A house

There weren’t many different  flower exhibits and being the last day of the flower show.It was not really crowded when we were there as we went about one hour before closing time.

A bee
A bee
A pink bloom
A pink bloom
White daisy
White daisy
Colorful flowers
Colorful flowers

There were fields and fields of colorful flowers at the arena . The different color daisies brightened up the place. I certainly would like to have a bunch of the daisies in a vase on the dinning table if I could.

Light Purple blooms
Light Purple blooms
Water lilies
Water lilies
Doggie boy and me
Doggie boy and me

It was a great afternoon being among the flowers and the kids  enjoyed being among nature that day.

Have you been admiring flower too?

 

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