Geometric Clay Jar

INSIDE : Learn how to create a beautiful geometric clay jar using air dry clay!  It is the perfect desk accessory or gift idea, too.

Geometric Air Dry Clay Jar

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This post has been updated since it’s original May 2014 publish date.

This upcoming father’s day, we will be celebrating my husband and all he does for our family.  And to celebrate him, we wanted to make something personal that I know he would enjoy.  My guy knows cool and he keeps up-to-date with the trends going on. I decided to make him a simple but classy Geometric Clay Jar to hold odds and ends.

It felt trendy without trying too hard and the cool shape can hold paper clips, spare coins, rubber bands or even tie clips.

Let’s get into how to make one!

What supplies do I need to make a Geometric Clay Jar?

How to make a geometric dish out of Air Dry Clay?

First, purchase yourself some white Air Dry Clay. I have been a long time fan of DAS Air Hardening clay. I think it has a very pure clean white color. You could also use Crayola Air Dry clay for this project. You can read more about my Best Tips for Air Dry Clay, here.

Next, remove a medium sized chunk of clay from the container. Be sure to put lid back on, so as to not dry all the clay out.  If it does start to dry out, you can add a few drops of water to the clay and put the lid back on.

Air Dry Clay

Then, using a cutting board as your base, form the clay into a small side jar type shape, like below.

Next, set your clay in a safe place and wait 12 or so hours to allow for slight drying. Do not let your shape completely dry out!

Once the clay has slightly dried, but still is cool to the touch, use a kitchen knife to carefully cut away at the clay jar until you receive your desired shape.

Moulding Air Dry Clay in bowl shape

Once you are happy with the shape and geode style cuts you’ve created, set your bowl aside and allow it fully dry. If you notice any cracks starting to form, try to repair them right away. You can read more about ways to keep Air Dry Clay from Cracking here.

Geode Air Dry Clay Jar

Geometric Clay Bowl

This is what my geometric clay bowl looked like once completely dried. It had a slight gray/white color to it, so I used a white flat spray paint to brighten it up. Two light coats of paint and it was crisp and white!

Air Dry Clay Jar

Geode Clay Bowl

I also add three small gold foil paint sections to the jar for a little added interest and shine.

No matter the use you select for your geode style clay bowl, this is a project that would warm any father’s heart!

Geometric Clay Jar
Geometric Clay Jar
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Regardless if you have a wonderful father or less than desirable father (me), take these words to heart and know you have a Father who will never disappoint.


2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Geometric Clay Jar

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25 thoughts on “Geometric Clay Jar

  1. HI Amy! You are this week’s MEGA Rockstar from Creativity Unleashed!

    I’ve shouted you out on all my social media outlets, added you to my sidebar and have tons of pins going up tonight on my biggest boards starting around 7PM EST. I’ll also be featuring you in my weekly newsletter tommorrow.

    I hope you get LOTS of love this week! You totally deserve it, girl!!!

  2. Thanks for linking up to The DIY’ers. Just wanted to let you know that as this week’s host, I’ve chosen this project as one of our top three to feature. Thanks so much and hope to see you back next week!

  3. I love this idea! I had no idea you could make something so pretty with air dry clay. This would be such a great project for the kids during the summer too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Clay totally freaks me out, but I actually think I could do this!

    Thanks again for joining in the first ever Caffeintated Crafters link party!

  5. Hi Amy!

    I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your super cool geometic clay jar and am featuring you as one of this week’s Rockstars from Creativity Unleashed! Tell all your peeps to come vote for the MEGA Rockstar this week!!! The Winner will be announced next Tuesday morning. 🙂

    Besides the title of MEGA Rockstar, the Winner will receive…
    Shout outs on all my social media houses
    A bucket full of Pins to my biggest group boards
    and a 300×250 ad proclaiming them the MEGA Rockstar of the week!

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome project with us! Good luck!

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