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Ceramic Plant Markers

October 9, 2021

How to make ceramic plant markers

I thought it would be fun to share a nice and easy little ceramics project…ceramic plant markers.

Step 1:

Roll out the clay about 3/8 inch thick and cut into 1″ strips. Of course, you can make any shape you like, but this is what I chose to do.

Step 2:

Press letters and any decoration you like into the cut strips.

Here’s the finished wet clay plant markers.

Step 3:

Fire the markers.

Step 4:

After the first firing, now it’s time to glaze. I chose to paint on black underglaze over the impressions and then wipe them off to reveal the letters better. Then I dipped the ends in different color glazes. Here’s what that looks like:

Once fired, it’s complete! I think these make super cute gifts and will probably be offering them in our giftshop! I’ll be playing with variations as well.

If you have access to a ceramics studio, give it a try!

These are made with terracotta clay.

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