Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

sculpey® terra cotta clay painted bowl

Get organized in style with this patterned terra cotta clay dish made with Sculpey® clay.
Step 1

Protect your work surface with a disposable cover, such as wax paper (or disposable foil).
TIP: Work on a metal baking sheet (wax paper or foil). Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.

Step 2

Start with clean hands, unwrap, and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay through a conditioning machine.
TIP: You can also condition by running clay through a pasta machine. Use a designated machine for clay purposes only. Clean hands with soap and water (or baby wipes) before switching clays. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.

Step 3

Condition and roll approximately a 2½" [6.35 cm] ball of Terra Cotta clay. Flatten and run this through the pasta machine on the #1 setting. Fold in half to double the thickness. Cut out a circle approximately 3½" [8.89 cm] to 4" [10.16 cm] in diameter. Smooth the edges. Press this circle into your glass bowl making sure it is in the middle. Press it into the dish from the middle out getting all the air bubbles out.
TIP: For best results, condition all clay by running it through the clay-dedicated pasta machine several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 275 °F [130 °C] and bake the dish for 30 minutes per ¼" [.6 cm] thickness according to package directions. Allow to cool completely before painting.
TIP: For best results:

  • Bake clay on an oven-proof surface such as metal or aluminum foil. 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.
  • Use an oven thermometer.
  • Do not use a microwave oven.
  • Do not exceed the above temperature or recommended baking time.
Step 5

Paint the inside of your dish with white acrylic paint. You may need three coats. Allow paint to dry completely between coats.

Step 6

Using a pencil, lightly trace around a small ¾" [1.9 cm] circle cutter in the middle of the bowl.
TIP: Use a ruler to help you create lines for the rest of your design to give you a guide when you paint.

Step 7

Paint your penciled design in black acrylic paint.
TIP: Use the image as a guide or create your own design!

Step 8

Finally, gently erase any lines that may still be showing.

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