Sunday, November 25, 2012

Congratulations Dhanya

Dhanya just got her DECO instructor's certificate.  These 2 projects are her theme projects for the DECO certification:

Dhanya is also very good at decorating cakes.  I am very happy to work with her.  Congratulations again, Dhanya!

Halloween Project

This project is a storage box where kids can put their candies and other stuff.  The kids were super excited about this project because the ghosts are made of glow-in-the-dark clay!

Over 200 kids made this project, but no two of them are alike.  Each kid will think of some unique way to do their project.  I love it when kids come up with their own great ideas.

I show them a sample, and the kids just run with it.  Their finished product oftentimes looks better than mine.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tissue boxes

 It's amazing how the same project can be interpreted in different ways by different people to evoke totally different moods.

These 3 tissue boxes below were made by different people (Mattie, Catherine, and Simone). They all feature the same kind of flower.  But each person put their own unique touch on their creation to give it a distinctive personality and flavor.

As you can see, no two projects are alike.  Each one has the unique signature of the artist's taste and personality.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dessert projects

Crystal and I made these desserts. One is chocolate strawberry and the other is green tea flavor.

Dessert projects are very popular lately. We made many kinds of desserts. Everyone says it is so much fun and everyone is amazed at the results.

Alex' creation

Alex has been learning clay art for a while. He is very creative. He first drew this figurine on paper, and then made it 3-dimensional using clay. During the process he figured out the steps for making this figurine on his own. I helped him very little. He says he wants to be an architect when he grows up, I think he will be a good architect.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ever popular Angry Birds

Michelle made this Angry Birds pencil holder. She says: "looking at this project always puts a smile on my face."

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Successful class at Milpitas Community Center

We had a very successful class this summer at the Milpitas Community Center. Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm for this class. Every time we have a class at Community Center it quickly becomes full. This summer we made Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head piggy banks, Angry Bird pencil holders... and other exciting projects.

Our final project was this giraffe hanger. How cute!
It made kids very busy. See how busy they are.

At the end of the class everyone was very happy with their project.

I look forward to the next summer class.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Blue roses and wine glass

 This is Kavita's first project.  She took a wine glass and decorated it with flowers and grapes made of clay.  The result is a very attractive decorative piece.

Kavita is so happy with her first project that she said she can't wait to start the next one!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


This beautiful corsage is perfect for parties and weddings. It also makes a great gift.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Super Cute Desserts

Desserts are popular Clay Art projects nowadays.  They not only look delicious but are cute and adorable too!

This is a business card holder (the cards go inside the Oreo):

This is a picture holder.  The figurine is made out of tiny clay cookies:

Here is strawberry jelly dessert, together with a sushi keychain:

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine's Day Project: I Give You All My Heart

When you see all these baby bears, don't you think they are cute?

These are my students' Valentine's Day project. The finished product is a baby bear holding a red heart, sitting atop a heart-shaped chocolate waffle.

Some kids asked me: "Why does this project contain so many hearts?" I answered: "Because the name of the project is 'I Give You All My Heart'"

Felicia's Key Hanger

My student Felicia says: "Doing Clay Art allows me to completely get rid of all my work-related stress, and I get to make stuff that's useful too."

Felicia is awesome. She made this one-of-a-kind Key Hanger as a present for her sister. There is no other like it in the world, and that makes it a really special gift.

House Of Miniatures

This project was made by my student Michelle. She loves things that are fashionable and cute, so she made miniature versions of her favorite handbags and shoes. The miniatures are about 1 - 1.5 inches tall.

They're really cute, don't you think?