I finally made something :)

I’ve been in a creative rut lately, but I got inspired by the lumps of embossing powder tinted translucent clay that have been sitting on my work bench for let’s just say a while šŸ™‚

I needed to make my mom’s birthday present. (Happy Birthday Mom !!) She wanted another small covered dish for next to the sink to hide her scrubby pad. I made her one many years ago that looked like a mini cherry pie, bit it finally died. LOL

I decided to go with a woodsy, outdoor look to match the decor of her new house. The faux stone look of the embossing powder mixed into translucent clay was a perfect way to get started. (I highly recommend the Ranger brand Distress Powders. They are awesome !!) This is the final product.
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I still had some faux stone clay laying on the workbench when I starting thinking about a clay pal Kellie who lives up in Alaska. She made this amazing pinch pot pendant for a magazine article a few years ago and I was inspired. Pinch pots are fun to make, but I hadn’t tried one in many, many years.

For those of you not familiar with pinch pots try this tutorial. It’s all about trapping a pocket of air inside the clay. Then you shape and decorate the pinch pot before you cut an opening in the top.

It didn’t take much to get the feel for making pinch pots again. Sure feels nice to be creating again ! So, here is how it turned out –
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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gillian Clark
    May 21, 2010 @ 18:08:02

    They are both so beautiful Tonja :))

    Reply

  2. Tonja Lenderman
    May 21, 2010 @ 18:24:43

    Thank you Gillian šŸ™‚

    Reply

  3. Norma
    May 21, 2010 @ 19:49:15

    Beautiful work! I specially like the pinch pot.

    Reply

  4. Debbie G
    May 23, 2010 @ 19:35:07

    Very very nice. The cording on the pinch pot compliments it perfectly.

    Reply

  5. Tonja
    May 24, 2010 @ 00:35:30

    Thank you very much Debbie & Norma šŸ™‚

    Reply

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