Studio No. 8 started in 2013 as a place to share my artwork with friends and family. Now it is home to my collection of many creative projects and all my sources of inspiration. Things that I want to share with everyone!
SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED: Sculpey Clay, rolling pin, round cookie cutter or stencil, ruler or flat edge, cork, clay stylus or a toothpick.
Roll your clay in a two round balls, one smaller that will be your base.
Using the rolling pin, flatten the smaller clay ball so it's about an 1/8" thick and wide enough to place your cookie cutter or stencil inside.
Cut around the stencil or press the cookie cutter - remove the scraps. I used a cork to trace the drainage hole in the center.
Flatten the clay making sure to push the shape longer so you have enough length to fit the circumference of your bottom circle.
You'll need a straight edge to sit against the bottom circle, choose a side and use the ruler to cut a straight edge using your stylus.
I like to make hatch marks into any joining clay so they will bind better, I recommend it!
Working slowly, keeping one hand on the inside, push the flat edge of the long piece of clay along the hatch marks of your bottom circle. Make sure nothing feels loose. Gently press the two overlapping edges together so they finish the circle.
For extra security, I roll a thin rope of clay to circle along the joint inside your pot.
Using a pencil eraser or the tip of your finger, press the rope into the joint. This will help prevent the joint from breaking.
Follow directions on your Sculpey clay to "fire" your pot in your oven. I usually aim for 15 minutes at 300 degrees. Tip: save a scrap of clay to put in the oven with your pot and then test it with a toothpick to see if it's ready to come out. Happy Potting!