A delightful little clay trinket dish. This makes for a beautiful little gift for a friend, a loved one, the dresser or the bathroom! Completely handmade from air dry clay and hand decorated with clay slip. This dish is a one of a kind peice, made with love, care, and a lot of time. Each one takes at least 4 days to create. Noone else on etsy sells dishes like mine, and they are completely unique and different from what else is available both online and from your local high street! Want a custom dish? I can add writing or do custom designs or patterns for you no problem! Just message me for details! I beleive packaging is just as important as the product, so this little dish will arrive on your doorstep in a little hand decorated box, tucked in a bed of tissue paper and wrapped in an organza bag, with real dried rose petals sprinkled over it. How do I make my cute clay peices? First, I start by selecting which clay I want to use as a base, white or terracotta. Sometimes I roughly mix the two colours together, creating a marbling effect. I then start rolling the clay by hand and then cut out the circles with a cutter. I go onto gently around the edges, smoothing them down. I go on to softly place the clay circle onto a dome mold so it can drape itself however it wants. This creates a naturally curving effect (this always reminds me of the rolling hills of dartmoor), meaning that even the bases of my clay dishes are all different. I then leave the dishes to dry for 24 hours before removing them from the domes to decorate. I put the clay slip (which is basically clay with water added to it and then been blended and mixed by hand untill its smooth and silky) into empty henna cones and decorate the bowl using techniques from the ancient art of henna. I then leave the bowl to dry for a further 2-3 days in a warm sunny (when applicable) spot for it to dry out completely, flipping it over each day, so that the air can get to all of it. Once I am sure it has completely dried, I then treat my dishes with a waterproofing agent so that it is suitable for places like the bathroom or by the kitchen sink.
Clay Trinket/ Ring Dish