Stamped clay mugs utilizing pasta letters


The right way to make stamped clay mugs utilizing pasta letters!

Portray espresso mugs are my factor, I’m all the time in search of new methods to make them.

For these stamped clay mugs, I used pasta letters! I’m undecided if I’ll be making these once more, they’re fairly labor intensive, however price it!

Pasta letters are an all-time fave of clay artists. The letters burn out through the firing course of within the kiln. It’s fairly genius!!

SUPPLIES for Stamped clay mugs utilizing pasta letters:

pasta letters

Letter pasta (I bought it on

White clay


Bisque mug

Packing tape


Duncan Pure Brilliance Clear Glaze

Duncan French Dimensions, White

Stilts and a kiln


We’re beginning with pre-fired bisque. There are a number of steps to ensure every thing fuses collectively accurately. 

Roll out your clay and lower out small rectangles that can match properly across the mug. Press the letters into the mug, press so they’re in deep and cushty.

Stamped clay mugs using pasta letters

That is the necessary half – you need to have the clay items type to the form of the mug.

Use packing tape or washi tape to ensure they dried as near the curve of the mug as doable. Let dry till they’re BONE DRY.


Stamped clay mugs using pasta letters

REMOVE the items from the mug. Take away the tape.

THEN hearth the items within the kiln at cone 04 (cone 06 will work tremendous too).

As soon as they’re cooled, take away the items from the kiln.

You’ll discover some ash from the pasta letters left over within the grooves. merely use a tough brush to do away with these.

Stamped clay mugs using pasta letters

Now add some Duncan French Dimensions to the backs of the items and press onto the mugs.

Let dry fully. French Dimensions is like puffy paint for ceramics. It additionally works to fuse items collectively!

Use French Dimensions to attach the items to the mugs.

As soon as the items are dried and glued, then paint with the underglazes.

Add underglaze to a small author bottle to fill the lettered areas. It labored completely, no mess in any respect!

Stamped clay mugs using pasta letters

Let dry, then dip glaze in clear glaze.

Now as a way to hearth these with out the items sliding off, you’ll must stilt them from the again. After firing and cooling, use a nail file to clean down the components the place the stilts have been.

Attempt to use newer stilts with sharper factors so that you’ll have smaller marks the place the stilts have been. Fireplace to Cone 06, medium pace.


And right here they’re! Wow! I like how they got here out, so attractive!



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