2004: Ever wonder what happened to that ash tray you made in fourth grade?  I know, you thought your parents would cherish it forever. But something happened and your project ended up at the thrift store.

That’s where I found it. Your ash tray, some other kid’s little  finger-pinched monster, a hideously malformed wall pocket. And you know what? I love them. I love to think about the kids who made them, how long their parents kept them, and what might have happened that the thing turned up in my shopping basket.

More than anything, though, I just love giving a new home to this unique type of folk art.

If you want to share a photo of your project, just send me an email with the photo attached and some info about your project. I’d seriously LOVE to feature your project (or your kids’ project) on this website!

UPDATE 2008: In June, 2008, our home was destroyed in the flooding of the Des Moines River. Some of the more delicate pieces in this collection did not survive because they were kept in a wooden hutch-style cabinet that collapsed after floating around the living room for a few days. I was actually quite surprised by how much did survive.

UPDATE 2010: I added a few more pieces to the collection!

UPDATE 2012: I took the entire website down for a time because I needed room on my website hosting account for a different site.

UPDATE 2014: I upgraded my web hosting account and now can have an unlimited number of websites! So, I’m putting Your Clay Project back up as a blog in the hopes of building something more entertaining and interactive. Stay tuned!