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Ordinary Items for Extra-Ordinary Textures


I thought it would be fun to find some ordinary items and make interesting textures. I spied the top of a water bottle and voila! I had lines to press into my small balls of clay.



That got me to thinking about rectangles. I found the end of a Popsicle stick and poked them into these balls of clay.


As fun as that was, I remembered the lava rocks I have from outside.  So I again went and found one with a complex surface to press into the clay.










What are some so-called ordinary textures other clay artists have used to come with their textures?  Share your links!  Below are the end results of my textures all finished up with glazes.




5 comments:

  1. Very cool, I love the popsicle stick ones!

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  2. Great post Natalie! I'm always looking for things outside the "ceramic tool" range to use for creating. It's always fun, like a treasure hunt. Love your beads!

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  3. I love how these turned out! So cool!

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  4. Hi Natalie. Great textures. My favaorite is the lava rock.

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  5. You are so flipping creative, and generous in sharing your techniques!!!

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