Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Create Your Own Lace Pottery
Calling all DIY'ers, have I got a project for you. The May/June 2011 issue of Victoria magazine includes a how-to from potter Maggie Weldon for creating a lace dish that is so beautiful that you'd never guess that the process is so simple. Ms. Weldon uses vintage lace doilies to create her pieces. You can find doilies at vintage stores and antique malls.
The dishes are made using craft porcelain, a clay-like material that requires no baking. (Craft porcelain is available at Hobby Lobby for $7.99.) After rolling out the craft porcelain, a piece of lace is pressed gently on top to create the design. A sharp instrument is then used to remove the excess. Placing the clay in a rounded container allows the piece to dry in the shape of the bowl. The piece will be dry in about 24 hours.
To see more of Maggie Weldon's lace pottery, visit LacePottery.com or to get complete instructions for creating your own piece of lace pottery, pick up the May/June issue of Victoria Magazine on newsstands now.
*Update: The May/June 2011 issue of the magazine is no longer available. For directions for this project go here.
*Images via LacePottery.com