We have a pottery studio in town where one can purchase clay and studio time and have the work fired. I know I have mentioned it, but last summer I got a kiln for my birthday. It is a small one, but it will fire to cone 10 if I want to use it for ceramics. My primary intentention was to use it for PMC-which I am learning. But anyway, I purchased a month at the studio and ended up with a few beads and these wee people. I love them! I love clay. Of course I don't really know how to do anything with it except mush it up and paint glaze on it. But that's a start right?