Projects

  • Thrown bird bath

    Thrown bird bath

    19th March 2021

    This bird bath is a challenging project that will test your skills, but to make it a little easier and avoid having to throw large amounts of clay, we’ve designed the form in three parts. For this to work, you…

  • Bird bath decoration sprig ideas

    Bird bath decoration sprig ideas

    12th March 2021

    Here are a couple of sprig options we’ve previously covered Disregard the theme of each sprig (unless they happen to be topical – that depends on when you’re reading this!),  the method is the same for whatever shape you want…

  • How to make an oya

    How to make an oya

    10th March 2021

    An oya, or olla, is a terracotta vessel that’s buried in the ground to water the garden. Not only does their use dramatically reduce water waste but also watering time. So, buried in the ground next to your courgettes, you’re…

  • Framed plaster batt

    Framed plaster batt

    27th October 2020

    Plaster batts are quick and easy to make and can be used for lots of different things. This one has a frame, so you can use it with slip YOU WILL NEED: Potter’s plaster Buckets for mixing Scales for weighing…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…