We’ve been swimming in bandicoots ever since we did this Elya Yalonetski Inspired Ceramic Bandicoots project! Ok, I confess I didn’t know a thing about these adorable long-nosed creatures, so we all enjoyed learning about these cute marsupials who live primarily in Australia and generally prefer not to be compared to ordinary rats, or any other rodent for that matter!
These lovely sculptures, made by students in our 9-14 yr. old pottery class, were inspired by the amazing ceramic artist Elya Yalonetski. I stumbled upon her art one day and fell instantly in love with every single thing she has ever created – so talented!! They were surprisingly easy for the kids to make ~ they just started with a rolled slab, formed a cone, then g-e-n-t-l-y let the top of cone flop over. After they were glazed, we hid them from the students so we could feed and play with them for two weeks before the class session ended and we finally had to let them go home. We miss them!!