Monday, 1 August 2011

Terracotta commissions.............Exterior plant pockets

Its been ages since I have made anything from terracotta clay, I've had two bags stored under my work table for so long that it took a bit of working and preparing before I made these two plant pockets, one is a commission for a lady and the other I have made "just in case"........ (just in case it gets damaged or doesn't make the firing process) as in my experience terracotta clay tends to be more problematic with cracking ect.. than my other clays. If they both survive it will get put on a stall.

I am working from a picture of a similar planter I made a few years ago from stoneware.

These planters just need a hole near the top to hang on the wall, but the clay it too soft right now, it will need to be dry enough to handle and pick up. After they will be left to dry out slowly and then fired in the kiln.

This is my seal,
 I stamp this on larger exterior pieces of work.


  1. These are really unusual and would enhance any garden x

  2. Hello from a new follower. That is a lovely planter. The bird design is really sweet.

    Jan x



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