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DIY Clay Ring Bowl Workshop

June 14, 2016

June's Crafternoon is set to be a little gem- we're making beautiful clay ring bowls!

 

 

We'll be taking over the fabulous Henriz Cafe at 222 Gray Street in Hamilton, after hours on Tuesday 28th June from 6.30pm until around 8.30pm.  Chef Josh will prepare some yummy finger food for us and Henriz is fully licensed so we can also fuel our crafting with a drink or two- yippee!

 

 

Since we're fans of instant gratification, we'll be using air-drying clay so you can take your creations home with you and don't need to wait for them to dry, be fired and glazed.  There's also no need to bake them as they will set overnight all by themselves- easy peasy!

 

We'll cover a range of techniques depending on what look you want to go for; marbled, speckled, glittery or imprinted- see inspiration below!

 

They are super useful as little catch-all dishes and make fabulous gifts!  Here are a couple I made for an engagement present, marking them with Mr & Mrs and nesting them in a cute gift box:

 

 

I also made the ones below including one with a doily imprint which is just so delicate and lovely!

 

 

 

SO- the details:

 

DIY Clay Ring Bowls Workshop:

 

Tuesday 28th June, from 6.30pm

Henriz Cafe, 222 Gray Street, Hamilton, VIC

$35 per person, booking essential!

 

You will learn how to:

  • Use air-drying clay, and learn of other types that can be used for this project

  • Colour and prepare our white air-drying clay- this is a little messy!

  • Create a marbled effect

  • Shape into bowls using a variety of techniques

  • Add texture using stamps, doilies, glitter and a secret ingredient!

  • Sand rough edges and finish them off with paint or pen ink

 

The class includes:

  • All tools, materials and tuition

  • Tasty finger food 

  • Enough clay to make at least a couple of lovely bowls

  • Rubber gloves if you want to make your own colour of clay

  • A little sandpaper to take home so you can smooth them off once dry

  • Optional metallic paint if you love a metallic edge

Please bring a large tupperware or box to take home your creations in so they don't get squished, and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just incase!

 

Book your spot my emailing mycrafternoons @ gmail.com or by contacting us on Facebook. Do invite friends and spread the word, but places are limited so booking is essential! Once your spot is confirmed you'll receive an email with details of how to pay!

 

For inspiration, check out my picks of the best clay jewellery dishes being made by other crafty cats around the world:

 

Lovely gifts from Thoughtfully Simple (these are with polymer clay so are brighter than air-dry):

 

 

 

Bits of Silver's lovely wavy bowls available to buy on Etsy: 

 

 

 

Some beauties from Golden Strokes:

 

 

Marie's little cuties from Le Blog De Miki:

 

 

Though these aren't marbled, Jaymee SRP has a nice technique for shaping the bowls inspired by Anthropologie: 

 

 

I also love Sah-rah's speckled little dishes:

 

 

Lace-imprinted lovelies from Cake and Lace on Etsy:

 

 

Don't forget to sign up to the mailing list so you don't miss news on future workshops!

 

See you in 2 weeks! :)

 

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