Creating Ceramic Vases To Beautify Your House
Ceramic vases make for a beautiful accent to a home. You can even make it by yourself at home. Here are the instructions to create ceramic vases. Firstly, choose a flat, smooth working surface that can be cleaned easily. Knead a large handful of clay for a few moments until it is soft and pliable. Form the clay into a ball, and flatten slightly. Use the rolling pin to roll the clay to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut a large rectangle out of the clay. Form the rectangle into a cylinder, pinching and smoothing the edges together. Place one hand inside the cylinder, and with the other hand, hold the plastic scraper gently on the outside of the cylinder. Use your hands and the scraper to manipulate the clay into the desired shape. Set aside. Knead the leftover bits of clay into a ball, and flatten it slightly. Roll the flattened ball to about 1/2 inch thick.
Gently set the vase onto the rolled out piece of clay, and cut around the bottom of the vase. Dip your finger in some water, and run it along the bottom edge of the vases. Join the clay piece that you’ve just cut to the bottom of the vase cylinder by gently pinching and smoothing the clay together at the joint. This will form the base of your vases. This step may take some time. Place the vases into a kiln or oven to harden. When finished, you can glaze, paint or decorate your vase as desired.