Crazy creatures evolve from great balls of mud

A LARGE group of dirty-handed school children spent the morning making crazy critters at the Beach Potters school holiday workshop on Tuesday.

Pinching, rolling and squeezing the soft clay into all manner of shapes, the children came up with a variety of critters from monsters to tiny penguins.

Beach Potter vice president Pauline Anderson said the children's work would be fired for them and then they could paint it with acrylic paints.

"They have a fair bit of clay to work with and usually make a few things and by the time they have finished the work it is just astounding,'' she said.

"They really get into it."

Ranging in age from 5 to 15, each student has hand- built several critters, amusing themselves for the morning and gaining some creative skills.

Beach Potters will hold a further two children's workshops on January 17 and 19 from 9am to noon that are already booked to capacity.

The group's clubroom is in the Atkinson Building at Yeppoon showgrounds.

 



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