Make a Clay Lantern at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Make a DIY pottery lantern for your candles with this DIY kit at home!

2 hours Class size 5 to 20     label £80
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 you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.
Making pottery at home is easy with this craft kit! Enjoy the relaxing experience that playing with clay can give you and make a beautiful lantern to hold your candles.
Your pottery teacher will teach you how to use your pottery kit to create your lantern. You will be using air dry clay, so no kiln or oven is needed, making this DIY pottery project great for beginners. Using some basic techniques, you can create a beautiful candle holder for your home.
Customise your lantern by choosing your clay colour. You can pick between grey and terracotta clay. Terracotta is good if you want a natural look, whereas grey is best if you want to paint it once it's dry. Grey can also be left natural. The pottery kit will include enough clay to make at least two lanterns.
Pottery at home is a great way to destress and relax while also making some amazing DIY home decor. Working with clay is a great creative outlet and can help you focus. So if you need productive things to do at home, try this live online class.
This virtual class is also great for virtual team building activities. Get your best friends or work colleagues together for some fun and to care for your mental wellbeing.
There is a minimum booking requirement of 3 people. If this number is not reached, you may be contacted to reschedule to a date with more participants.
There are a few dates available to book, but please request a private class if you have a specific date in mind.
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)
  • Small white LED votive candle.
  • Rolling pin guides x2.
What you'll need
  • Small pot of water.
  • Newspaper or cloth to cover the work space and put the board on.
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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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