Sunday, September 22, 2013

Vintage doilies and clay creations

I've been collecting vintage doilies for some time now and love using them for embellishing clothingtablecloths and yes, even ceramic creations.

When they are covered in liquid clay and attached to a clay form the cotton burns away in firing and you are left with the beautiful  lace pattern. 

before firing

Here is an example of how I am using the doily as the pattern to cut varying size holes in the clay forming a flower frog.

This is a great way to repurpose damaged doilies.

These pieces had stains and the two small ones were ripped in the center.

When it came out of firing,
 I liked the white matte finish so well that I chose to leave it and only glazed the insides and bottom to make the pieces water tight.

This is a creative way for repurposing someones handcrafted pieces beautifully 
and preserving the past.


  1. You are so creative -- and these are just lovely in every way!

  2. so beautiful, love the detail and texture!!

  3. Gorgeous! I have so many doilies and love finding new ways to use them! Pinned! visiting from Be Inspired and this has inspired me!

  4. WOW, Paulette... those are fabulous! I could have a million of them in my house, they're each so unique.

  5. These are exquisite! How fascinating that the cotton burns away. I just love these!