• Making and using a bisque template for press forming

    Making and using a bisque template for press forming

    14th September 2021

    Bisque template This is an incredibly useful tool for the quick production of slabbed dishes. The potential to create unique and exciting shapes is endless, giving you an opportunity to develop your own signature range of wares You will need:…

  • Bisque texture roller

    Bisque texture roller

    19th August 2021

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  • Dinosaur egg cups for kids

    Dinosaur egg cups for kids

    13th July 2021

    What better way to get the kids to eat their eggs than serve them in dinosaur egg cups – who could resist? You will need: Clay – earthenware or stoneware, preferably white for easy decorating Wooden tools and ribs for…

  • Large shallow bowl – summer tableware

    Large shallow bowl – summer tableware

    24th June 2021

    We all need a large shallow bowl from time to time, and this one is perfect for any number of uses, from pasta to salad, for bread or fruit, or to use as a decorative dish to hold odds and…

  • Olive dish – summer tableware

    Olive dish – summer tableware

    20th June 2021

    This dish is designed to serve olives, but, of course, you could use it for any number of foods. The little bowls at the sides are handy for cocktail sticks, oil for dipping your bread, or even for olive stones.…

  • Thrown bowl with two foot ring options, plus decoration

    Thrown bowl with two foot ring options, plus decoration

    15th June 2021

    There is something very satisfying about a thrown bowl. They’re the most functional of items, not greatly challenging to produce even though there are so many options for size and proportion. You can use this little bowl in the kitchen…

  • Leaping deer wall art

    Leaping deer wall art

    24th May 2021

    You have to be a certain age to remember this, but these leaping deer were inspired by Hilda Ogden’s ducks!   You will need: Clay for modelling Non-absorbent board Modelling tools Plaster Casting slip – clay type of choice (porcelain…

  • Lustre test panel

    Lustre test panel

    19th April 2021

    If you like to decorate surfaces with colour – underglaze, glaze or lustre, for example – it’s far better to have a real reference for the colours as opposed to a glossy picture in a catalogue. This simple panel shows…

  • 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…

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