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Making artisan tile molds from clay

Today, I wandered over to the arts centre after an appointment downtown. I wanted to pick up a mold I’d made. It turned out well and I’ve added it to my collection and now have four. For some reason, they … Continue reading

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Welcome the fall with these melodic lovelies…

Welcome the fall with these melodic lovelies… Gather leaves, roll out a thin slab, places the leaves on it, then, using a rolling pin, press the leaves down into the clay. Make sure you get the outline and veins. Cut … Continue reading

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New life for your cracked pottery

I heard the bowl break before I realized what happened. I was lifting a tile to put it up on a shelf; it slipped out of my fingers and crashed in the sink, smashing a bowl (no damage to the … Continue reading

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DIY projects using terra cotta clay pots

Terra cotta pots are saucers are inexpensive, come in a huge range of sizes and have many zippy uses. The humble clay pot can be used to make music, with birdwatching, as a cake plate and a homemade gift kit. … Continue reading

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The Ten Golden Rules of Ceramics

It’s funny how things you’ve heard time and again still make sense and are worth being reminded about. This was written for youngsters, but I read it and thought, hey, everyone could use a reminder like this every once in … Continue reading

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Plans for making ceramic sundials

(Note: I must have itched for spring because, yesterday, as I was updating my categories, I noticed I’d posted stories in the dead of winter that should have been published now. So, I’m going to re-post a few over the … Continue reading

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Video: How to use a rectangular drape mold for clay

Yesterday, I talked about draping clay and listed a few mold sources. After that, I became more curious about how to use the molds because I am going to be using molds for an upcoming project. I found a video … Continue reading

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