Clay Heart Pockets

By  Michelle Zimmerman  for  AMACO

size: 4"

  • Clay Heart Pockets


  • AMACO: Mexican Pottery Clay or Magic Mud
  • Thin ribbon, 12" length


  • Heart-shaped metal cookie cutter
  • Acrylic brayer (or clay dedicated rolling pin)

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper (to cover work surface), ruler, toothpick
  • 1. On covered work surface, remove clay from package. To condition, roll clay in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning. Use clay-dedicated rolling pin to roll clay into 1/4"-thick sheet.
  • 2. Use heart cookie cutter to cut shape from clay sheet. Repeat process creating second heart shape.
  • 3. Use toothpick to poke hole in center top of each heart. Remove excess clay.
  • 4. Press heart shapes together, creating pocket shape. Use fingers to smooth edges together. Let pockets dry completely.
  • 5. Measure and cut 12" ribbon length. Thread ribbon end through hole on top of heart; loop and knot ends together.
  • Tip
  • 1. While pocket is still wet, use toothpick to write message or draw design on outside of pocket.
  • 2. Mexican Pottery Clay dries into a pink color and Magic Mud dries into an off-white color.