Make Easy Handmade Ceramic Pottery Dishes Without Fancy Tools!

Cindy Guajardo, Mixed Media + Ceramic Artist

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11 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

      2:21
    • Supplies + Tools

      4:29
    • About Clay

      1:43
    • Roll an Even Slab of Clay

      2:06
    • Texture Clay Slab

      1:06
    • Cut the Shapes Out

      3:05
    • Format and Print Text on Clay

      2:51
    • Make the Pottery Dishes

      1:41
    • Free Form Pottery Dishes

      1:15
    • Final Steps

      1:53
    • Thank you

      1:09

About This Class

Skill lever: Beginner

Pottery has never been more popular and now you can make easy clay dishes at home without having a pottery wheel or any other pottery specific equipment*. 

Join me in my home studio where I will demonstrate how to make slab built dishes in different shapes that can be impressed with texture, personalized text, special dates and more.

When I was a beginning clay student, the pottery wheel was super frustrating to me. After learning a few hand building techniques and best practices for working with wet clay, I had instant success. It was just enough to keep me going to enable me to graduate with a degree in ceramics.

Keep in mind, that a degree isn't necessary - just a willingness to try and you can be on your way making pottery to keep for yourself, gift and even sell.

Warning: Clay is very addicting!

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* I use a cone 6 white stoneware clay body that needs to be fired in a kiln to approximately 2232 degrees F for durability. If you do not have access to a kiln, many community pottery studios and/or private studios will often fire work for you for a small fee. Alternately, you may use air dry clay and acrylic paint or polymer clay, but these materials are not food or dishwasher safe.

25 of 26 students recommendSee All

Well handled and pleasant.
Creative ideas and great explanations ! Thank you !
Wonderful instruction, easy to listen to and follow. I love working with clay and even learned a few useful this in this class. I do not have a kiln but this class can be used by anyone at home with simple homemade clay from Pinterest boards or store bought clay air bake or clay that gos in the oven so you can still take this class and benefit from it just as much! Another tip. when forming the dishes if you do not have what she has, you can form them over a simple bowl from your cupboard. I llkoo forward to her next class.
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Cindy Guajardo

Mixed Media + Ceramic Artist

Hi - I am the creative force behind Ceramicscapes (an art and clay studio) and have been a member of the Colorado Potters Guild since 2008. I also love sharing my love of clay with others young and old alike.

I have a BFA in Art with a concentration in ceramics and have been working with clay since 2001. I have previously taught after school kid's clay classes at a Denver Public School, The Art Student's League of Denver and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO. In addition, I have also taught basic clay "crafty happy hours" at client's homes. 

I love learning as much as teaching - Skillshare has been a wonderful place to learn and practice new skills that carry over to my clay business.

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