Create a pot of “Pumpkin” clay


Finally, I made another detailed master class, and it is dedicated to pumpkin-potty. Due to constant creative in different capacities for the needs of its products was born the idea to create a pumpkin and use it as a pot (let’s call it so). Get ready for the fact that the molding takes time, perseverance, purity and good mood (without the latter so generally nowhere). The duration of about 1 day (note time is completely dry form). Now, without much background information go to the master class.

1. The first thing you need to start – is with material selection. I used the clay Paperclay (company Padico, Japan), scissors, PVA glue, foam ball (10 cm), mat molding, stack, knife, water tank and in a paper cup frame.


2. Take the foam ball and make the future of the bottom of our pumpkins. Cut off a small piece and try to do accurately and precisely as detachable part of us, too handy 🙂


3. Now on the opposite side of the cut the more inclined. Arrows show how one part of the I is inclined with respect to the other.


4. We obtain this form at the next pumpkin. You can make cuts of the top and straight, here already as your imagination tells you 🙂



5. Now take a paper cup and make it the future depth of the pumpkin. When using the foam ball in diameter of 10 cm depth the future size cup made of 4 cm.


6. Take the foam shape and beveled glass of the set. Note the size, since this size will generate directly pumpkin depth.


7. This is the line we have to cut deep. I recommend cutting foam hot knife. It’s faster and cleaner. Carefully cutting the required size, you can easily get the desired depth. Warning: the foam melts very easily, do not start to lead the knife directly on the contour, or trimming size is wider than that of the cup. Work carefully and do not make sudden movements deep.


8. In the resulting hole paste, it cut capacity of the paper cup. PVA glue is usually applied.


9. This is how it happened with me. The walls fit snugly to form. Even if there’s height does not fit in the hole, do not worry, you can always cut off the excess.


10. Getting ready for molding. For the preparation of the workplace in advance, type a little water to wet hands, take a mat (it will roll), stack, PVA glue. Clay is a little “stain” the hands and the place where lies. To form his gourd took me approximately 300-400 g. clay. Opening the package, it is best to cut a sample piece and put it in plastic wrap. This piece we will have to work, and while we sculpt veins, the rest will not dry up. The main piece Wrap tightly with cling film, so the clay will retain its quality and is suitable for the next molding.


11. Form a thick sausage of clay. At the ends . It should be plump. The rest of the piece of clay  do not forget and do not leave the air.


12. More photos of forming veinlets pumpkin. Looking at my hands is seen as the clay leaves a trail 🙂


13. Apply glue to form, where the first “streak” pumpkins will be located.


14. Put the clay and begin to distribute the edge. Using your hands, stack and attach the form of the convex portion in the middle. The edges do smooth and maximally smoothes out the shape.


15. Now the foam forms a circle begins to shape the clay. We are doing different convex portions (like pumpkins) and smooths the edges of the stack. Use water to wet the fingers and smoothing clay when the clay hardens. In this process, it is not necessary to hurry. The very clay is easy to shape, good smoother.


16. All foam stuck to shape the clay, take a stack and form additional grooves in each “streaks” and make the ball around the prints. All this is done for the fantasy 🙂


17. We reserve our form and take a large piece of clay to form the bottom. On the carpet begin to roll the clay up to 0.5 cm wide. Do not do fine. Take over the entire surface of a flat-rollers.


18. Make the necessary measurements of the future bottom. I have coincided with the lid of a jam :), put to the clay and cut out with scissors required size.



19. Use PVA glue is applied and begin to smooth down the edges. With the stack, the water (if required) make a neat edge.


20. Do not leave joints. Wipe out most carefully.


21. Who remembers my girlfriend, loofah – Hello! 🙂 I use a washcloth to dry form. I leave for a short while, as I prefer to form a whole pumpkin just until all of the fresh pumpkin. Sponge we need for the next stage of work, as now do everything on it.


22. We turn our pumpkin and take a small piece of clay for the final part.


23. Take a small striped and begin to glue on top of our pumpkin. Hands stack (how convenient) shaped to smooth down the edges on all sides. Take your time to work carefully, do not push strongly. Smooth out all the joints.


24. This is what happened to me. All connection points smoothed in some places added stripes, for decoration.


25. Now we form the cap. We stayed Cut part, we will use it. Prepare the workplace, a little water, carpet, clay, PVA glue. Wire for the future and his tail attachment.



26. Roll out of the clay to form the bottom of the lid. Cut the required size with scissors.


27. Use PVA glue, clay and begin to form on the required size.


28. By analogy, sculpting pumpkins do and cap. smoothing, we decorate with additional elements if desired. Do not forget to cover up any joints.


29. From a tail.  it from the remaining piece of clay and make it necessary structure. Any cracks on the smoothed ponytail specifically because I wanted to give it just a structure.


30. Insert the wire and fasten the glue in the cap.


31. Carefully fasten the lid to the tail, not much push, as the clay is still fresh.


32. We leave to dry. His pumpkin I looked through 2-3 times in the first moments of drying. Clay can make small cracks, they can make amends.


33. This form ready after 24 hours. After drying the clay slightly wavy, not smooth. I like this structure, since the painting it looks very natural, without polished sheen.


34. The last picture I show you how I decorate a pumpkin and I did it 🙂 green color chosen. Flowers from a cold molded porcelain. I use it as a container for the composition. Hopefully, the master class will be useful to you. Please do not judge strictly, because I’m just learning 🙂 Good luck in the works!







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