Friday, January 30, 2015

Pottery Soap Dishes


These are some simple soap dishes that my son and I made at the Art Center. I wanted to try a couple different ways and had made 2 of each version, obviously you can tell by the picture one of versions only 1 of them survived. Sometimes that happens. :( Sometimes you just don't know what will break at different stages, so it can be good to make an extra if you have the clay and time.

Anyways, both version were made by slab rolling out my clay. I used an old metal french fry cutter to cur the side edges on the rectangle ones and to cut the strips in the weaved one.

On the bottom of the rectangle one I did attach strips of rolled coil clay to make a stand for it and placed them on each of the long sides. To make the indents, I used a rounded pencil to press it in.

The weaves one is just weaved strips and now that it is glazed it is sturdy, but my second one of that one had a weak spot on one of the weaves and broke when handling after the first firing. Oh well.

My son painted the pink and yellow glazed one by hand and I dipped the other two in the same glazes. We have all of them to my dad for Christmas. I don't know what he will all do with 3 soap dishes, but he will never want for another one. Ever. :)

12 comments:

Yona Williams said...

I like the soap dish that looks like two giant hashtags blended together, I could see that in my bathroom.

Lindse94 said...

My son takes pottery lessons, loves them. Great idea and lots of fun.

Jamie Tomkins said...

That is so cool!! I always have extra clay laying around, since I only use a few colors of the whole kit. Now I can make stuff out of it!! Pinning!

MikiHope said...

Sounds like a fun thing to do. Working with clay can be very relaxing-even when the objects decide to break. Like you said-if possible make duplicates!!

Patricia said...

I love pottery. Youre inspiring me to take a class.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

These are so cool! I love handcrafted decor for my home!

Sandra Shaffer said...

These came out great! I love the two-tone one in the back!

mail4rosey said...

I'm sure your dad liked having three, just because they were homemade. And soap is welcome in more than one room. ;) They turned out nice!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

My Mom and I used to go to pottery classes. They were actually pretty relaxing and fun.

Maddi'sMommy said...

I would love to visit a pottery shop to make some of my own home goods.

tara pittman said...

I want to do some pottery. I need to visit one of those places as this looks so cool.

Debi said...

I have to make something like this. I love being able to make things that are useful around the house.