I am a sucker for a good artistic vase. I love this Atelier Stella set from West Elm, I swoon over these face vases, and I am sorry that I missed the chance to own this goose head vase! Inspired by my mom, who is an amazing potter herself, I decided to have a go at ceramics. Here is how I made a rainbow vase.
Supplies: Sculpey clay, piece of paper, rolling pin, knife, ruler, tinfoil, oven, fork or pottery tool, and paint.
Process: I feel like there were a lot of steps to this process - let's count and see!
- Knead your sculpey until it is soft and easy to work with.
- Take your piece of paper and fold it in half (hotdog style), then round the top making a half circle - open the paper up and you should have a nice rainbow shape that is symmetrical on both sides.
- Roll out the clay until it is even and between 1/4 and 1/8 inches thick.
- Place your paper template on top and cut around it with a knife.
- Using a fork or pottery tool score the edges.
- Set aside and repeat to make a second identical flat rainbows shape.
- Take the leftover pieces and make a large clay snake, then set it down and roll it out.
- Now, take a ruler and cut around the edges to make a perfect rectangle - this will be your connection between your rainbow pieces.
- Make two or more of these - however many you need to go around your entire rainbow.
- Build the vase by connecting all the pieces together - leaving a hole at the top big enough for flowers.
- Use tinfoil to hold up the top piece and give it shape.
- Use a fork or pottery tool to distress the surface of the vase.
- Bake in the oven as directed on the clay packaging - mine was for 15 minutes.
- Remove the tinfoil by pulling it out of the hole in the top.
- Paint a rainbow on the front and add flowers!
Time: I would say that this process took about 2 hours.