I then condition a chunk of clay and pinch a piece off. I like to use random-sized pieces so that the snowflakes are all different (just like real ones). Then I roll the clay into a ball.
I place the ball of clay onto the vintage batik stamp and squish it down using a wood block (the back of a rubber stamp).
Once I remove the clay from the batik stamp, I gently flatten it again with the wood block and then slide the wire loops into place.
The next step will be to bisque fire all of them. Then they’ll get glazed and fired again. Once that is complete, I’ll cut some pretty ribbon and wire-wrap some crystals to dangle from the bottom. In a week or so, I’ll show you how they look.