Always have fun impressing lace doilies into clay! In this case I made some plates. They are drying out.
Follow these steps:
- Roll slab of clay.
- Lay on top of the clay slab a lace doily and then rollover with a rolling pin to impress the doily into the clay.
- Take off doily and cut the plate out of the slab.
- Lay a piece of cotton cloth over a plate that you already have (to use as your mould) and lay your new plate over the top – push gently in the middle of your new plate so that it touches the bottom of your mould. This mould will help support the plate as it dries out.
- In my next post I’ll complete the steps (as they now need to be gently sanded on the edges and on their backs, fired, glazed and then fired again).