Happy Eye Cane Vase

Materials

  • White rounded vase or jar
  • Polyform Sculpey III Clay: Fuchsia Pearl, Ballerina, Granny Smith

Tools

  • Polyform Clay Conditioning Machine
  • Polyform Super Slicer Blade
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet and oven

Basic Supplies

wax paper or aluminum foil

Directions

STEP 1

  • Preheat oven to 275°F. Line work surface with wax paper or foil.

STEP 2

  • On clean work surface, condition clay by running each color separately through clay machine several times until soft and pliable. Clean hands between colors to prevent color transfer.

STEP 3

  • Roll Fuchsia Pearl and Ballerina clays separately through clay conditioning machine on thickest setting. Trim both sheets to 2-1/2”x4”.

STEP 4

  • Layer clay sheets together and roll through clay conditioning machine again, creating one sheet. Trim edges.

STEP 5

  • Form small Granny Smith clay log. Trim log to width of duo-color clay sheet. Lay log across center of Ballerina side of clay sheet.

STEP 6

  • Gently fold clay sheet in half so Granny Smith log is trapped inside. Press clay along log to eliminate air bubbles between log and sheets.

STEP 7

  • Roll sheets into “jelly roll” starting from folded edge of clay. Gently roll cane up and smooth edge of sheet to roll.

STEP 8

  • Reduce cane to 3/4” diameter by rolling it evenly across work surface many times.

STEP 9

  • Using Super Slicer, slice cane into 1/16”-thick slices.

STEP 10

  • Carefully place slices around bottom of vase in desired pattern, making sure all slices touch each other at sides so they will stay connected once baked.

STEP 11

  • When cane slices are all in place, gently press to surface of vase. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake clay. Let cool.

Tip

  • 1. Be sure vase or jar has bulbous shape to trap clay slices and prevent them from sliding off in either direction.
by Amy Koranek for Polyform Products
Happy Eye Cane Vase
Happy Eye Cane Vase