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Beginner Pottery Kit – Air Dry

Make your own pottery at home (or wherever you roam) with everything you need to sculpt + paint a pinch pot, hanging planter, footed pot, or versatile decor piece - no kiln needed! (Not waterproof). Clay, carving tools, detailed instructions, smoothing sponge brush, non-toxic paint, plant-based acrylic medium + plantable wildflower seed coaster included.

Natural Earth Paint disclaimer: Use care when handling any dry pigment. Avoid inhaling pigment dust and use a mask when mixing.
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Clay Craft Made Easy

Inside the Kit

The Big Finish

Sculpting Sustainably

Clay Craft Made Easy

Our kits aim for purpose over perfection, so there’s no “right” or “wrong” in this user-friendly clay play. Design, sculpt + decorate an original work of art with simple, step-by-step instructions. Learn how to make a pinch pot, versatile footed pot, hanging planter... or throw caution to the wind and shape something entirely original. New kits released quarterly.

Swap an afternoon of tech for a tactile, hands-on DIY craft kit made (sustainably) with beginners in mind. Pop open a box filled with everything you need to unleash imagination. Don’t miss our group event and membership options!

Inside the Kit

Each expertly curated air dry clay DIY kit comes complete with everything you need to design + sculpt an original art piece, including:

  • Premium Air Dry clay for 1-2 people or 3-4 people (dries white/light gray)
  • Step-by-step instructions - learn how to make a pinch pot, hanging planter, or footed pot
  • Pro tools handmade in the USA from imported wood
  • Small smoothing sponge
  • Non-toxic white paint pigment (always use care when handling any dry pigment - avoid inhaling pigment dust + use a mask when mixing)
  • Vegan paintbrush with a bamboo handle
  • Plant-based + plastic-free acrylic medium (for sealing and making piece water-resistant)
  • Plantable wildflower seed coaster

The Big Finish

Air dry clay requires up to 3 days of dry time (no kiln necessary - not waterproof). After your clay has fully dried, you can paint it using the included white paint pigment + natural acrylic medium.

PRO TIP: Plan to use your air dry clay pot as a planter? We recommend displaying dried flowers or potting an air plant that requires minimal moisture. You can also insert your plant into the air dry pot while still in its original plastic container - just make sure there are no drainage holes where moisture might seep through!

Sculpting Sustainably

We're helping to create a world in which we don't need to sacrifice the environment in order to get crafty. We curate every kit with the planet in mind, from the locally-sourced clay and tools handmade in the USA to the naturally-based paints and eco-conscious packaging. We also seek to partner with suppliers who share our values by operating on 100% solar power and offsetting their energy usage with renewable energy credits. When you're finished sculpting, make sure to visit our sustainability page for details on recycling, reusing and disposing of all eco-friendly packaging elements.

How it Works

Pick Your Kit

Choose size (1-4 people) + shipping frequency (once or quarterly) + select any optional accessories

Delivery Day

Everything you need (clay, tools, instructions) is delivered to your doorstep

The Fun Begins

Enjoy the creative experience! Let your clay air dry + paint it (optional) + share on Instagram @PotterywithaPurpose

What Makes Our Kits Different

Included with your make at home air dry clay kit is sculting tools, a sponge, a koster, your ping guide, acrylic paint, a vegan paintbrush, powder paint and subscription members also get a bonus hand cream.

Customer Reviews

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julia ahrens
So much fun to unplug and create!

This was my first pottery experience and it was so fun to unplug, step away from technology and get creative! I started out by making pinch pots and it was so fun I already ordered a subscription to make more pieces!

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Jess K.
Must buy to get your hands dirty and take a mental break!

Such a great way to connect with friends, family and colleagues! This is something for all ages and gets your creative juices flowing. Great with a glass of wine and some good company!

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Lea Gucciardi
Such a fun kit to decompress

The amount of clay that comes with the kit is perfect for 2 people to sit down and get their hands dirty. My partner and I made some cute catch trays and pots for our bedside table and it was such a nice way to disconnect and reconnect.

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