‘I bought these little clay pots many years ago, knowing that I would be able to put them to good, creative use someday. Small succulent plants look beautiful in these little pots and together they form an interesting focal point.’ – Fransie Snyman
Materials and tools you’ll need:
- Small clay pots (or any other pot-plant container that can resist oven temperatures of 130˚C)
- ½ block each of green, yellow, red and brown clay
- Offcuts of white clay
- Flower cookie cutter
- Liquid polymer clay
- Pasta machine or roller
- Rubber gloves
1. Roll the clay that you are going to use to cover the pot through the pasta machine on setting 3. If you are using clay playing cards, use a stack of three cards. Cut a small strip to cover the rim of the pot. Apply liquid polymer clay to the rim. You must cover it before you start covering the rest of the pot.
3. Neatly trim the strip of clay where the ends meet. Trim the clay along the top (ridge). Also trim the clay neatly just below the rim. Apply liquid polymer clay to the rest of the pot (lower section). Cut a strip of clay broad enough to cover this section and firmly press it onto the pot. Try to press it neatly around the edges.
5. Repeat the steps for all the pots and colours that you will be using, and bake the pots in the oven according to the clay manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Roll tiny balls of yellow clay to use as centres for the white flowers, and attach them.
9. Make yellow flowers with white centres for the red pot.
10. Roll tiny balls of white, yellow and red balls to decorate the rim of the brown pot.
11. Decorate the yellow pot with a red bow.
Extract taken from Create fun and functional objects from clay – Polymer clay projects by Fransie Snyman, (R175, Metz Press).