Recently I visited Keramika Café - a place where you can make your clay dreams come true.
They have been having workshops, especially on Saturdays all through the summer, where parents together with their children can work on joint projects, couples come to celebrate their anniversaries and create something together to mark the occasion and there are both adults and children who want to learn something new and express their creativity and imagination through clay.
They were willing and happy to share this clay mushroom tutorial with you and I hope this inspires you to create and give your dreams and ideas a shape.
Tools and materials:
- white stoneware /earthware clay,
- a thick piece of plastic (cut it from a ziplock plastic bag)
- a pen,
- a knife
- a rolling pin
- 2 wooden sticks (5 mm thick),
- brushes and acrylic paints
Thin the clay with the rolling pin. The thickness of the piece should be approximately 5 mm.
Draw a mushroom on the plastic sheet and then place that sheet onto the clay and copy the drawing.
Contour the drawing with the knife. Make a hole for the tie. Let it dry. It might take from several hours to days.
Bake it. Over at the Keramika Café they use a firing kiln for their products. You use your oven minding to follow the baking instructions on the cover of the clay you use.
Paint it when it is ready.
And there it is! Your lovely mushroom decoration!
Many thanks to Keramika Café for their great tutorial!
If you are interested in buying ready made of semi-finished products from them, you can place your order on keramikacafeskopje(at)gmail(dot)com.
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