Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Clay Mushroom Tutorial

Clay Mushroom Tutorial
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 

DIY Mushroom Supplies

 Step 1:

Thin the clay with the rolling pin. The thickness of the piece should be approximately 5 mm.

Thin the clay
  Step 2:

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.

Outline the clay image

  Step 3:

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.

Firing kiln to bake the clay
Step 4:

Paint it when it is ready.

painted mushroom
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.
Follow them on FB for other interesting updates on products and workshops.


Julie's Lifestyle said...

That is such pretty clay art and thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie!

Unknown said...

Oh gosh...this is too cute!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

handmade by amalia said...

How sweet is this! And totally doable. I like the trick with the stick.

Mila said...

This is so cute ! And I love the way you presented it. It looks like a garden from a fairytale :)
And it's a perfect craft for older kids!

I hope you will share your DIY with Idea Box this week:

Maya Kuzman said...

That's one to remember :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you for dropping by Mila. I'll be visiting soon.

Sherry Clitheroe (writing as Abigail Leigh Reed) said...

Cute idea! What a fun addition to a garden. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

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Dr Sonia S V said...

Saw you on totally tutorials and dropped by to visit...your mushrooms are gorgeous
Dr Sonia
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Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Sonia! I appreciate it!

Mila said...

Thank you so much for linking up with iDEA boX !
Your post has been featured :)