I always make ornaments for the holidays. They are a good low ticket item, fill space in my kiln and make great last minute gifts for good customers, friends and family. I use cookie cutters to cut shapes from rolled out clay slabs. Then I use all my texture tools and stamps to create designs. I finish them off with twisted copper wire hangers.
This year I decided to also make some wheelthrown ornaments. They were thrown off the hump (hollow inside) and carved in the leatherhard stage. I will be glazing them and firing them later this week. Watch for a future post to see their progress. So far, I think they are pretty cool!