Here are a few items I've made with small bits of clay. There are a couple of business card holders and small vases.
When I make platters or bowls the small bits of clay that are cut off are saved under plastic. Later I make the small pieces with those scraps.
Barney was gone all day yesterday since about 4 am when I let him out. Shortly thereafter we heard a big cat fight outside. The neighbor and I were worried about him all day long with visions of a bobcat getting him. Late yesterday afternoon I called and called for Barney and finally he showed up just before dark. He drank and drank water. Then I let him in the house and he drank some more water and has been lying down ever since. That's about all he's been doing since then.
He didn't touch a bit of his food and he's usually a chow hound. Not even the wet cat food I just gave him tempted him. He's been acting like he's going to throw up, occasionally coughing a bit. But he hasn't thrown up anything. He was doing that before I let him out yesterday though. I hope it's just a cold. He does wag his tail when I pet him. He didn't even want to go out. I'll see how he is today. Unfortunately he's not one to let me examine him thoroughly. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.