Make a Clay Hanging Decoration at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Try some pottery at home with this live online class and make a hanging decoration!

Rachel Akers
Rachel Akers
5.0 (6)

1.5 hours Class size 5 to 20     label £35 - £65 (£35 per Class only, no box, £65 per Class and box)
How it works
Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping in the UK is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.
Try this online pottery class and learn how to make some DIY home decor with air dry clay. It's a fun thing to make at home to get you creative and try something new!
Your teacher will guide you through the steps of a coiling technique for you to use in your decoration. They will also give you tips on how to keep your clay masterpiece together so that it doesn't fall apart when it dries. The kit will include enough clay to make at least two decorations. Using air-dry clay means no kiln or oven is needed, this DIY craft is so easy and perfect for beginners.
You can choose between terracotta and grey clay. The terracotta clay is good if you want to have the natural terracotta look. The grey clay is best if you want to paint it with acrylic paint once it is dry. Although this can also be left natural.
Art is known to be a really good stress reliever, being creative is fantastic for mindfulness and playing with clay is a great way to relax. This virtual class is brilliant if you want to feel refreshed and carve out some time to have fun.
This live online class is great for virtual team building activities for companies looking to relieve their staff of stress. It's great at keeping people productive and is a good chance for team bonding.
There is a minimum booking requirement of 5 people. If this number is not reached, you may be contacted to reschedule to a date with more participants.
Knowledge required
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 1.5kg of air drying clay
  • A set of clay tools
  • A metal ruler
  • An A4 wooden board for working on
  • A small rolling pin
  • A plastic pot for slip (I will show you how to make this at the start of the workshop)
  • wooden clay guides
What you'll need
  • small pot of water
  • newspaper or cloth to cover the workspace and put the board on
More about this class

This teacher has 6 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

Your teacher
Rachel Akers
Rachel Akers

5.0 (6)

I draw my inspiration from my home town of Birmingham but also my travels all over the world. Having lived in New Zealand for 8 years, spending 6 months of my university time on an exchange in Connecticut USA and many travels in Europe and worldwide.
I find, in cities, the juxtaposition of architecture to green spaces quite beautiful, it is surprising how much woodland is still left untouched in a big city like Birmingham. There are some incredible new and unique buildings going up all around the city but also some stunning old buildings. Dotted between these buildings you will always find trees and plants to keep us all in touch with nature. This is true in many big cities around the world, like Auckland in New Zealand, Sydney in Australia and Barcelona in Spain. I could go on. There are so many stunning unique architectural and natural combinations in these places. It is easy to create wonderful artwork with all this inspiration, much of it on my doorstep.
In my sculptures I use various thicknesses of wire and semi-precious gemstones to create bespoke and unusual pieces that are fluid and winding like a beautiful tree but also have the rigidity and structure of the angular frame like the architecture I see all around me. I manipulate the wire into the form of the tree trunk and branches so each piece is unique. I don’t always use a frame and let the tree flow naturally into unusual forms. I love the use of the wire to create the wood like texture and when the light bounces off the metal and gemstones it creates an ethereal like quality.
I also create jewellery and other sculptural forms using the wire and gemstones but the trees are my signature pieces. I create bespoke wearable jewellery often using flowers and trees as my inspiration, using the same style and techniques.
I have taught art in both the UK and New Zealand, mainly drawing techniques and clay workshops. I am looking forward to teaching you many different artistic skills with my unique workshops in Clay creation, Jewellery making and mural painting.

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