Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.
Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay though a Pasta Machine. We recommend using a designated machine for clay purposes only. When working with multiple colors, clean hands with soap and water or baby wipes (we have found that baby wipes work best) before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
Use clay tool to cut approximately 1/4 oz. of Black from the block. Set aside for later use.
Roll the Black clay into a ball and press it against the work mat. Use your hands to form the ball so the base is larger than the top.
Press into the center of the top to make an indentation.
Use your thumb and first finger to pinch the clay and create the sides of the pot. When finished, turn upside and press against the work mat to flatten top edge.
Roll approximately 1/2 oz. of White clay to create a long, thin sheet. Be sure your sheet is long enough to create a strip that will go around the top edge of your pot. Set aside for a moment.
Use your hands to roll a small amount of Princess Pearl into a strand of clay about 1/8” diameter. Use the clay tool to cut small sections of the strand, then use your fingers to roll the pieces into small balls of clay.
Place the balls of Princess Pearl clay onto the White sheet, then use the side of the clay tool to press them flat into the clay sheet.
Use your hands to roll a small amount of Dusty Rose clay into a strand of clay about 1/8” diameter. Use the clay tool to cut small sections of the strand, then use your fingers to roll the pieces into small balls of clay.
Place the balls of Dusty Rose clay onto the White sheet, scattered around the Princess Pearl balls, then use the side of the clay tool to press them flat into the clay sheet.
Repeat the steps with Black clay. I made the Black clay balls a little smaller than the two shades of pink.
Use the clay roller to roll over the dotted sheet and further press the dots into the White base.
Use the clay tool to cut a strip of the dotted sheet about 3/4” wide and long enough to wrap around the top edge of the pot.
Carefully wrap the strip around the top edge of the pot. Use the tool to trim away any excess and smooth edge where the ends meet with your fingers
Cut a thin strip the width of the top edge of the pot. Place it onto the top edge of the pot and trim as needed. Use the flat side of the tool and your fingers to gently smooth the edge where the thin strip meets the wider strip. Bake according to instructions.
Here is a look at my finished pot.
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