Ceramic Wall Hanging Plant Holder
*remember to refer to Clay Guide lines
Printable PDF: wall hanging plant holder
Supplies: (check first grade clay bin)
templates for front piece and back piece
small bowls for water
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.