Who doesn’t like fresh herbs all year round? You can create
this clay herb saver to keep those savory herbs fresh and
beautifully displayed! Wouldn’t this be cute at a wedding
reception with fresh flowers as well?
- ½ lb of Blackjack Clay
- ACTÍVA Product’s Clay Roller kit
- Cotton sheeting cut into a 8” x 8” square
- Small cup of water
- Wooden skewer
- Lace appliqué for texture
- Cookie cutter
- Mason jar
- Access to a kiln
- Stoneware glaze
Begin by cutting a thin slab of clay off of the block of Blackjack clay. You can use a cutting wire made of fishing line and two thin dowels that have a small hole drilled in each. Try to make the thickness uniform so that you won’t have to roll the clay out too much.
Using the 1/4” slats on the rolling kit; roll the clay out until the rolling pin rest on the side slats.
After you have the texture rolled in, cut out the herb saver with a scalloped cookie cutter that is 4” wide. The mouth of the mason jar is 2 ½ “ wide so that leaves plenty of overhang.
Take your finger and dip it into some water and smooth the edges of your project.
Smooth the coil on and connect the two ends by scoring and slipping once again. Make sure the coil is pressed firmly onto the cut out.
Artwork and photography by Karen Lowrey