I had a great day today taking the first part of a two day raku pottery workshop. It involved 5 hours of driving to get there and back but it was worth it.
We were each given a bag of clay to make as many pieces as we wanted. I made two fairly big pieces. I can't show my vase yet cause I already had it wrapped up in towels and plastic before I remembered to get my camera from the car. But here is a small sunflower wall hanging (about 12 inches tall) that I did.
I still have lots of clay so if I have time I'll make some more small pieces and bisque fire them at home before the second day of the workshop later this month.