Clay Fairy Door Tutorial

from Elizabeth Burtt

Clay Fairy Door Tutorial Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • no special skills necessary

Pattern Description:

Fairy doors have become an extremely popular piece of whimsy to add to your home, or even your garden. A quick internet search will bring you hundreds of different versions in many different mediums. Designs can range from the very simple wooden doors to amazingly elaborate multimedia sculptures. By making this clay version of a fairy door, you will learn some basic pottery hand building skills and be ready to move on to more complex projects.
This tutorial is suitable for either real pottery clay(requires kiln firing) or air dry clay from the craft store.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • finished door will be between five and six inches tall


  • pencil
  • clay (Pottery clay or air dry clay
  • card stock or heavy paper
  • bamboo skewer
  • needle tool, or small exacto knife
  • old credit card, or metal scraper
  • water
  • small sponge
  • acrylic paints
  • paint brushes

About Designer

About Designer

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by Elizabeth Burtt
Cape Breton NS Canada
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I am a full time potter living on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I create a line of hand built limited edition and one of a kind porcelain pottery. I studied textiles and pottery at The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and worked mainly as a textile artist for many years before returning to my work with clay in 2005. This dabbling became my full time gig in 2008, when I moved to ...

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