Over at the Blue Damselfly Jewelry Blog, I believe the writer’s name is Julie, you will find a really fun tutorial on making rock purses. While not a new idea, it’s always great to have a new take on an old technique.
Rock purses are pretty much what it sounds like. You use a real rock as a shape form to bake the clay around.The possibilities are endless considering every rock is different. 🙂 Years ago I made a bunch of Rock Purses. This was after I spent many weeks searching for the perfect rocks on job sites I visited with my hubby.
With a larger rock you can make bowls and covered dishes like these 2 I made.
A few more tutorials you can find on the web to make rock purses, vessels, bowls and boxes.
And some great pictures of rock purses and vessels.