I got this idea from a Pinterest post. You make a block out of clay, about 1-inch square and carve designs into each side once leather hard. Carving out a design makes a relief (raised) pattern as I did on the ones shown here, once you press them into the clay. You can also carve away areas and leave a relief design which will emboss (or recess) the pattern. I use the stamps as a decorative tool on both hand built and wheel thrown pieces.

Author: potteryenthusiast

Former fashion stylist and producer, graphic designer. Studied interior design. Briefly had an online business selling pillows with patterns I designed. Studied ceramics at ROCA (Rockland Center of the Arts) in West Nyack, NY. Moved recently to Fayetteville, AR and plan to study at University of Arkansas.

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