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Organize alphabet noodles for pressing the letters into clay.  The noodles burn away in the kiln.

Organize alphabet noodles for pressing letters into clay. The noodles burn away in the kiln.

Press alphabet noodles into your greenware pottery. The noodles will burn out when you fire the kiln and leave just the impression of the letters.

Idea: She presses the alphabet pasta into the moist clay. And burns them out in the bisque firing. Another idea is trying this in air dry or polymer clay.

Forget the Plaster! How to Make a Surprisingly Durable Hump Mold out of Unfired Clay

Forget the Plaster! How to Make a Surprisingly Durable Hump Mold out of Unfired Clay - Ceramic Arts Network

Seriously...lots of wonderful techniques, tips and instruction on hand building. Very thorough. Very helpful.

Gathered supplies to join clay- recipes for alternative slip using vinegar or a paper clay mix to repair cracks in leather hard clay!

Botanical pieces have been pressed into the wet clay to create the elegant look of those wall plaques.Varied textures and vibrant colors make them an exquisite piece of the home decor ( W 3” x H 14” )

Botanical pieces have been pressed into the wet clay to create the elegant look of those wall plaques.Varied textures and vibrant colors make them an exquisite piece of the home decor ( W x H )

Cotton doilys dipped in clay slip & kiln fired.The cotton burns away, leaving these delicate ceramics to display.

Cotton doilys dipped in clay slip & kiln fired.The cotton burns away, leaving these delicate ceramics to display.I wonder if this works? It seems lovely, but I bet the drying process would be difficult to keep the slip from cracking

Use alphabet pasta to impress letters in to pieces!  I SO LOVE this idea!!  The pasta burns out in the kiln!

What a clever idea! press letter pasta into raw clay. Can write any message you like or let it be random. Good craft idea to do with munchkin.

My hosta leaves are huge right now! I can press them into clay to make plates until the first frost so I better get busy.

Leaf serving plate

Pots with yarn pressed into to give it texture, inspires ideas for incising with all types of textures.

pots I believe they're ceramic but great inspiration for polymer. Love the string texture!

Alphabet Noodles - press into clay, burns off in kiln and leaves words.

Alphabet Noodle Letters for Stamping Clay ~ Clever idea! This would be fun to do with the grankids, for themselves or for their Mom.

I spent part of Wednesday doing a final (I hope) clean-up of the garden plots. It was still very muddy, but I picked my way through the...

Use wax crayon to write before glazing. Use names instead and then they will get an idea of there glaze choice for next visit