Both were making clay pots, and everything seemed to be going along well.
Children are like wet clay - they take the shape they are moulded into.
Then again, clay is not his surface and the battalions of Argentine baseline craftsmen are always out to get him here.
He was not destined to rule the Centre Court or for that matter dominate the slow and slippery clay surface of the French Open.
I mean, the future of tennis lies in clay, and in creating new personalities, so I am not bothered if I am seen in some quarters as being a bit of a loner or a maverick.
He says his day job, which he loves, is maintaining the clay courts at the tennis club.
The difference is like playing Tennis on a grass court and clay court.
The soil is a silty clay loam and located in the Finger Lakes.
One slope of the mound had clay loam soil and another had sandy loam.
The original sauna and jacuzzi in a turret have remained, alongside a swimming pool and clay tennis court.
Material culture included leather moccasins, pottery vessels with incised decoration, and clay figurines.
The Argentine admits he prefers clay court tennis and it is rare to find such a player who is just as comfortable on grass.
Of the surfaces on which tennis is played - clay, hard court, carpet, synthetic - grass suits above all the serve-and-volley game.
In 1851, British archaeologists discovered hundreds of clay tablets while digging in ancient Babylon.
He sat in a rocking chair after dinner and smoked a long clay pipe.
I've used polymer clay with children from second grade through sixth.
But clay is her worst surface and she is still learning the business of running and winning on a court that turns the legs to jelly and the lungs to cement.
The crafts will include stick making, painting, clay modelling, paper mache, collage and many more.
‘I don't know if we are going to see any more clay court players at Wimbledon this year because of 32 seeds,’ he said.
But the fine, white clay called kaolin was essential.
‘I am very, very surprised to be in the quarter-final because normally clay is my favourite surface,’ he said.
Higher rates must be used in heavy clay soils than in light sandy soils.
The fact that clay is the perfect surface on which to learn the game and yet British players are, for the most part, terrified of it, still astounds and perplexes Jones.
You can apply a layer of bentonite clay to seal the soil or lay a synthetic liner.
The later Babylonians adopted the same style of cuneiform writing on clay tablets.
Nicole Bradtke says Australians must play on local claycourts in order to challenge for the French Open.