Sunday, January 11, 2009

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was created in England by Josiah Wedgwood in the late 1700s and is made from a translucent clay that marries the basalt and his original formulas to produce a dense, homogeneously colored stoneware. The white relief portraits or Greek classical scene ornamentation enhance these unglazed pieces which are sought after for both their beauty and detailed decoration.

Image courtesy of Atlanta Antique Gallery

Create your own Jasperware ornaments using Paperclay modeling material and German springerle-cookie molds, or paint store-bought architectural ornaments. These branches have been sprayed white and dusted with glittering mica flakes.

Image courtesy of Martha Stewart

For DIY instructions and tools+materials, click here

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