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Fri, 20 December, 2013

Copper clay vase

The Felted Fox explains all the mysteries of mixing copper and clay with a beautiful vase idea.

You will need:

+ oven-bake clay
+ clay modelling tool
+ copper pipe
+ stanely knife
+ rolling pin
+ sandpaper

How to: 
1. Cut the copper pipe to size. This activity cut 2 pieces approximately 6” in length. 

2. Use sandpaper to sand down any rough edges. (Tip: Tarnished copper can be cleaned by rubbing vinegar and salt over it.)

3. Knead and roll out the oven-bake clay on a clean surface. Once the clay is about ¼” thick, cut a circular base about ¼” wider than the pipe.

4. Press the clay down the sides of the tube, thinning it as you work your way down. 

5. Roll a larger piece of clay to ¼” and cut to the desired size.

6. Roll the clay around the pipe and use the modeling tool (or your fingers) to pinch the seam closed. Lightly press the bottom sides to seal the base of the vase.

7. Using the palm of your hand gently roll the vase on a clean surface. This will seal the seams and get rid of any pinching marks left on the clay. 

8. Cut out your desired shape.

9. Bake according to the instructions on the packaging.


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