Clay Bowls Linoleum patterns

Determine what size bowl you want by a simple template by drawing a circle on a large piece of paper with a compass.

circle template

Cut out “bottom” of bowl. See diagram.

After cutting out the circles, you are left with a ring. Starting small, and increasing as needed, cut a triangular wedge out of that ring until you reach your desired shape.


Now that you have created a template, roll out a slab of clay on top of a prepared pattern (carved linoleum) to fit the template.


slab2slab3Carefully cut our and construct.

Score and slip, where your ends will overlap, and press the seam together.

Flip your piece over. Score and slip both the bottom, and the base, and attach the base.

Once the piece is leather hard,smooth the edges, check the seams. Glaze.