Sgraffito tiles: terracotta clay and white slip

This activity was done by Daniela De Luca, a restorer-potter who leads workshops at Primary Schools, Summer camps and leisure centers. These tiles were created at the Mezzocorona Primary School … [Read more...]

Instructions for tiles decorated with pasta

Some teachers have asked me to draw some simple instructions for making ceramic tiles decorated with pasta. Here is an instruction sheet for use even with younger children ... I hope you find it … [Read more...]

An Egyptian sarcophagus ceramic

With the technique of slabs of clay here is an activity for the children of the Primary School on the subject of Ancient Egypt. The realization of a box-sarcophagus  with a mummy inside! The box was … [Read more...]

The paper bags made of clay

With  slabs of clay we created these elegant handbags copying them from  paper bags that you find in the shops. The surface was imprinted with flowers to create a texture inspired by nature. After the … [Read more...]

Small ceramic house-box

The slabs of clay can be used for lots of different projects. This  project needs precision  in measuring, cutting and assembling the slabs and the consistence of clay must be not too soft. Remember … [Read more...]

Ceramic slab boxes

We used the slab technique for make these boxes. After the first fire we painted with engobe colours and then we glaze them. With second fire we fixed colours and glaze, here is the result! … [Read more...]

Ceramic soap dish with leaf’s print

This is red clay, we added texture with leaves pressing them on the clay slab, then we put the slab in a small dish to give it the curved shape (it's possible also to dry it with a hairdryer).  When … [Read more...]

Ceramic: little house to hang

Another idea, very easy to do with thin slab of clay and coloured with glazed engobe colours. … [Read more...]

Mexican sun

Inspired by the Mexican pottery this "sun" is made from a slab of clay leaned on an upturned plate, then cut and shaped. After preparing a project and then finished the first firing, the sun was … [Read more...]

Bas-reliefs of animals

The bas-reliefs were made ​​starting from a slab of clay of 3 cm. After drawing the subject on the clay the students have dug the clay to create the background and added the clay on the parts in … [Read more...]