Gather supplies, including a cloth and rolling pin
Line dish with plastic wrap
Roll out slab about 1/2 inch thick
Cut out shapes, strategically fitting in as many as you can. Roll up excess, wedge it and roll out a new slab to make more, if needed.
Scratch both surfaces where shapes will overlap, in a cross cross manner. Rub water on both surfaces
Overlap and press together, repeat until dish is complete, leave negative space for sculptural interest. Let air dry, loosely wrapped for several days,
If using air dry clay, use acrylic paint and apply two layers of clear varnish or gloss medium. If kiln firing, do a bisque fire, then glaze and do a glaze firing. Stay tuned for pic of final project!
Glaze any way you like
- Clay tools
- Plastic wrap
- A dish or bowl for support
- Cookie cutters
- Glaze or paint