Blackjack Clay

Supplies Needed:

Step 1

Pinch Pot

Roll 1 large sphere of clay.

Turn the clay sphere into a pinch pot.

Push thumb into the center of the clay sphere.

Pinch the clay with thumb and forefinger starting at the bottom and turning as you go.

Stop pinching when the pot is wide enough.

Step 2


Pinch and pull the clay to lengthen the pot into an oblong shape.

Smooth out the rim and bottom of the dish with a damp sponge.

Step 3


Gently bend the rim of the dish at the top and bottom to resemble a lemon shape.


Step 4


Shape a small piece of clay into the form of a leaf.

Score and slip the leaf shape onto the clay dish.

Indent the veins of the leaf with the clay tool.

Step 5


Allow clay to fully dry. Drying time will vary depending on temperature and humidity.

Step 6

Bisque Fire

Fire clay in kiln to cone 04.

Step 7


Apply glaze according to manufacturer’s directions.

Step 8

Glaze Fire

Fire the glazed piece in the kiln. Follow manufacturer’s firing guidelines.

*Mayco Stroke & Coat SC-42 Butter Me Up Glaze
and SC-27 Sour Apple