We used white earth clay to make these tiny little replica lighthouse scenes in the fourth grade.
They were painted using acrylic paints and a touch of water to get the paint to flow into the carved areas.
They were made sometime after we had done our sailboat monoprints and the light house collages with the turbulent oceans.
The bases were formed in a plastic lid that was about 5 inches across. and then the other details were formed and attached to the base with the slip. Texture was carved into the water. Finally a rocky cliff or shoreline could be added along the divide where the water met the shoreline.
Here is a sampling of the lighthouse collages that came before we made the little sculptures.