Posted by: dbjaquith | February 16, 2013



A third grader formed an exquisite life-sized dragonfly out of clay. Every detail was lovingly articulated and I hoped that this tiny object would survive the firing process. The dragonfly came out of the kiln in perfect condition and the artist painted it carefully, blending some gold into his colors for iridescence.  He left it to dry on the table and happily headed over to the 3D Studio Center.

From the back

From the back

When I arrived to take a photo of the painted dragonfly, it was gone. The artist discovered that it had fallen on the floor and the wings had all broker off.  He shrugged his shoulders and said, “Got any craft sticks?”  He strategically attached five mini craft sticks to the clay body, repainted them and happily moved on.  Flexibility enables creative thinkers to improvise when such a need arises.


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