*remember to refer to Clay Guide lines
Printable PDF: wall hanging plant holder
Supplies: (check first grade clay bin)
- wooden skewers
- clay mats
- templates for front piece and back piece
- small bowls for water
- sponges (optional)
- impression objects such as lace, leaves, buttons (in art room)
- straws for punching holes
- review clay guidelines
- Roll clay to 1/4 inch thick using the clay roller.
- Using needle tool or wooden skewer, slice pieces to fit selected templates
When choosing a template for the front part of the clay plant holder, make a couple samples out of paper and see how they look when curved into a pocket onto of your selected back. I made two samples for our school and I’m not sure which one I like better. And honestly if you know me you’d guess that if I did another I may do a different style.
- Using needle tool or wooden skewer trace selected wall hanging template
- Carve name of student onto the back of the back piece using needle tool.
- Using wet finger or damp sponge, smooth out edges of clay pieces.
- Stamps, lace, rubber leaves or other objects can be used to make impressions on the clay back piece and front piece.
- Variation one has a cone shape that attaches to the front side, while variation two attaches to the sides of the back.
- Attach front piece to back piece, by scoring clay on both sides that will touch, and adding water with finger. Wiggle clay until they adhere to one another.
- My second variation has the front side attaching to the edges of the bottom piece. Anything will really work as long as it’s attached properly.
- Smooth clay where two pieces attach using a damp finger
- punch holes on back with straw for hanging
- Wall hangings similar to variation two may need a roll of paper as support during drying process.
- The glaze in both variations was applied and then lightly wiped off so more remains in the impressions.