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  • Christmas trees

    Christmas trees

    19th October 2020

    These simple tree decorations look especially good in groups of different sizes and proportions. They look lovely as festive table centre features or simply sitting on window ledges or shelves at any time of the year You will need: Clay…

  • Timings for slip-casting

    Timings for slip-casting

    19th October 2020

    Slip-casting times White earthenware: 20 – 30 minutes. Firing temp 1000°C to 1150ºC (1832°F to 2102ºF) Red earthenware: 20 – 30 minutes. Firing temp 1000°C to 1150ºC (1832°F to 2102ºF) Stoneware: 45 mins – 1 hour. Firing temp 1160°C to 1290ºC (2120°F to…

  • Christmas tree decorations

    Christmas tree decorations

    19th October 2020

    These porcelain hangings contrast beautifully with the dark green of a Christmas tree. They also make an unusual year-round feature display suspended on bare branches of corkscrew hazel if you’re able to source some You will need: Porcelain Clean rolling…

  • Meet the potter: Cassie Sharman

    Meet the potter: Cassie Sharman

    16th October 2020

    For Cassie Sharman, a ceramic artist from Cambridge, the lockdown presented a unique opportunity   Back in March, as the government announced the UK lockdown, many people were left with uncertainty and anxiety never experienced before. For artists and creative…

  • Christmas baubles

    Christmas baubles

    19th September 2020

    Make these lovely baubles to fill a dish for your coffee table or as decorations to hang on the Christmas tree   YOU WILL NEED: Porcelain casting slip Kitchen sieve Large jug Small ball-shaped mould Kitchen timer Foam block for…

  • Bird silhouette wall hanging

    Bird silhouette wall hanging

    11th September 2020

    Inspiration for this project comes from the silhouette outlines used to record the features of people in times before photography was invented. The principle is easily adapted to outlines of birds and animals   You will need: Stiff card Cutting…

  • Gift tags

    Gift tags

    8th September 2020

    These little gift tags make the act of giving truly personal and special. What better way can there be to show someone how much you care about them? They are easy to make for all occasions   For your gift…

  • Pinch pebble planters

    Pinch pebble planters

    15th July 2020

    Cacti and succulents look fabulous in these little planters, especially when grouped together. They are quick and easy to make so you should be able to turn out your own little arrangement in no time at all   You will…

  • Slab bird house

    Slab bird house

    7th June 2020

    With spring now firmly established, this bird house is the perfect home for your garden visitors.  Make sure you place it in the shade, or it’ll get too hot inside for the birds   You will need: Card to make…

  • Mayco workshop at Potclays

    Mayco workshop at Potclays

    16th May 2020

    Jacqui Atkin reports Mayco’s Bre Kathman explains glaze combinations in the company’s Stoneware range to workshop attendees You will have noticed over the 39 issues of ClayCraft that I use a lot of branded brush-on glazes to decorate the projects. This…