West’s New Clay Moulding Group



Several members have explored the properties and texture of clay moulding in a group which has been held with Barb, at West in recent weeks.

We have been stretching and manipulating the clay, using our hands and fingers, and everyday tools such as knives, forks and stamping equipment.

Members have made some very authentic and varied creations which they have been both proud and delighted by. There have been ashtrays, wall hangings, ornate creatures (which have been given names), and ornaments, to name a few of the varied objects created so far.

Clay moulding can be very therapeutic and also gives people the opportunity to get together and chat while exploring their creative side. I invite you to come along and try something new if you haven’t explored this before.

We put on relaxing music, keep you toasty warm on these winter days, and give you the opportunity to explore your creative side.

Talk to Barb for more details.
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