I finally got some clay that you bake to dry. My daughter has wanted some for years, usually after she does a craft somewhere else and wants to continue at home. Then my son got a book from the library of crafts and almost all of them were for something made with the clay.
He chose to make a little pot and then so did my daughter. We opted for the coil version and these were their creations. After they were dry they painted them with simple acrylic paints.