Make a stunning centrepiece for your table with our Serving Platter Templates. Choose our patterned boards, or opt for plain and add your own decoration instead.
The Kit includes 1 x Large Template, and 2 x Small Templates. Or you can buy them individually (just choose what you'd like from the drop down box options).
- The Kit - Includes the following:
1 x Large Serving Platter Template (430mm long x 202mm wide)
2 x Small Serving Board Templates (290mm long x 150mm wide)
- 1 x Large Individual Serving Platter (430mm long x 202mm wide)
- 2 x Mini Serving Boards (290mm long x 150mm wide)
How to use
1. Roll and compress a slab of clay - we recommend a minimum thickness of 1/2 an inch so as to avoid warping of the clay as it dries, and to create a nice strong platter that doesn't break when used.
2. Lay the slab of clay onto the Serving Platter Template.
3. Use a rolling pin to apply one even forward and backward motion to roll the clay onto the template (and into the engraved pattern if you have chosen the patterned design). You want to apply enough pressure to imprint the design, but not too much pressure that you are making the slab of clay thinner.
4. Use a needle tool or potters knife to trim around the template. Keep close to the edge of the template, and use a a straight 90 degree angle when cutting. This will help you create a nice, neat, straight edge.
5. Neaten up the clay with a damp sponge, using smooth, gentle, sweeping motions.
6. Leave the clay on the template to begin to dry. Length of time will depend on heat and humidity in your studio. But usually it takes a few hours. This can be sped up by the use of a heat gun (if you have one).
7. Once the clay has begun to hold it's shape and dry out, gently lift the slab away from the template.
8. Lay the slab of clay on a flat workboard, and neaten up with a damp sponge if necessary.
9. Congratulations, you've made a pottery serving platter! Now leave it to dry slowly, over several days.
Our tips for drying and avoiding warping.
Don't rush the drying process. This can lead to cracking and warping of your pottery.
Put a piece of newspaper on a workboard (to prevent your clay from sticking to it, and help absorb some of the moisture).
Place your pottery on the newspaper, and then lay another piece of newspaper on top of it.
Place another workboard on top.
Leave your pottery in between the workboards, and wrap loosely in polythene. Leave to dry over several days until leather hard and ready for firing.
Size:6.5" Equilateral Triangle
Edit Product Code:015
Edit Product Manufacturing Category:Workboard & Rolling Pin Guide Set
Product Manufacturing Category:Workboard & Rolling Pin Guide Set
Brand:Hartley & Noble