DIY Clay Hanging Planter

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to make clay hanging planter with a macrame hanger



75 mins Class size 1 to 8 (public dates), 1 to 30

label $79 - $109 (or 4 payments of $20 - $27 Afterpay)
($109 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $99 for 2+ guests, $89 for 5+ guests, $79 for 10+ guests)



This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

In need of fun indoor activities? In this live streaming class, you will make a clay hanging planter of your choice! Based on the photos of my planters shown here, you will create a little clay hanger with beautiful textures and colours.

You will learn how to build a pot, how to paint clay while it is still fresh, and how to play with textures and shapes. Then we will make some beads to decorate and to help us hang the planter.

You will decide how you want to hang it, learn how to make the holes and how to weave a little macrame hanger. You'll also learn how to make drainage holes if needed.

Lastly, you will learn how to preserve your hanging planter to make it long-lasting so that you can plant a succulent in it ( or any other plant of your choice).

Craft box is filled with goodies that you get to keep for your next project too. It is always a good idea to get in touch and advise your teacher what is your shape/texture/colour preference prior to craft box shipping. This is a complex class and we can customise it to you.

On booking, you can choose between air drying clay or natural clay.

Air drying clay: Air drying clay's advantage is that no firing is necessary and you get to see the final result straight away. It gets quite solid and can hold fruits and knick knacks. Disadvantage is that it will never be as sturdy and resilient as kiln fired clay and also can not be glazed, but acrylic painted. Can be water-resistant if sealed with a commercial water sealant. That means that you can use it to plant the plant into it only if you cover it with a waterproof varnish. Not suitable for functional ware.

*All of the planters shown are made out of natural clay, double-fired and glazed.

Both options are wonderful and creative endlessly fun projects and I promise you won't be disappointed whichever you choose!

Please note: This class does not include soil and plants.


Knowledge Required
No skills required, everyone welcome.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Clay, ready to use 500-600 g
  • Decorative paint and/or decorative pigment and/or speckles to add to clay (10-15 ml)
  • Plastic sheet to spread your clay slab over
  • Rope (cotton or jute thick cord)
  • Small balloon
  • One wooden tool
  • one small size brush
  • wooden ring for your hanging rope
What you'll need
  • Flat working surface, and a cup of water
  • Kitchen rolling pin or any cilinder tube
  • The following are all optional - any water-based paints that you might have at home. I will put in some paint and speckles that I have available in the studio at the time of booking.
  • Any textures; perhaps leaves or anything you may prefer, I love natural patterns
  • Plants, soil, mini pebble stones
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
imakesculptures
imakesculptures

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Hi, I'm Irina.

I like to introduce myself as a sculptor, although I'm engaged in different art disciplines too. I have never had another profession, nor have I wanted one. I fell in love with three-dimensional art at a very early age which came to me naturally, as I was born in a family of artists. It was the world I've grown up in, a measure of value around me.

I have graduated from Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture, and with a bit of luck, I had a chance to work internationally and gain great experience in different industries and media. Cooperating with professionals from other creative fields has perfectioned my skills and broadened the views of my artistic expression.

I have tried to gather all the projects I am engaged in on this website, showcase it, sell and teach my art. Always open for the new projects with fellow creatives, just get in touch.


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Francesco Grande  •  Nov 2020


Lovely 1:1 experience with a kind and patient teacher. Would highly recommend this as a gift or even experience for yourself!

Joshua Nowiczewski  •  Sep 2020


Was extremely good. I still felt that the class could have been 15 to 20 minutes longer.

Angie Connell  •  Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


It was a great way to spend a hour during lock down :) and got a quirky little pot to hang on too as well!

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