Last time at this year I was wrist deep in clay and just past the stage of struggling to get my piece of clay (which would eventually become a bowl) centered on the pottery wheel. Taking that pottery class not only allowed me to cross something off my to-do list that had been on it for years but also made me realize how much I loved working with clay. This year I opted to not make the time to go back to the pottery studio but instead decided to dive deep into learning new marketing strategies for Dear Handmade Life. I know, my winter ‘hobby’ this year seems a little dull but seriously it’s been invigorating! AND… if anyone would have told me a year ago how excited I’d be to learn about social media, Facebook ads and launching strategies I would have told them they were nuts. BUT, I’m seriously loving it! However I’ve been missing that feeling of clay between my fingers so I got some air-dry clay and have been experimenting with it. I created this abstract painted clay necklace. Then I made this modern gold salt cellar and spoon. Air-dry clay is inexpensive and easy to work with and although I don’t get the same thrill I get when working on the pottery wheel, for now, it’s the best I can do to satisfy my pottery itch.
1. Create a ball from the clay (about 2-3 inches in diameter).