Smooth Planter

Smooth Planter

Materials + Supplies:
    •    Plastic Planter
    •    Decorative Aggregate (Optional)

    •    Lapping Wheel (to polish the rim - optional)
    •    Diamond Hand Pads

Size: 8" x 8" x 5" high
Color: Grey
Technique: Hand-Packed

Smooth Planter

Video Instructions:


STEP 1: Supplies

Find a planter or container to pack. This particular planter is very smooth on the inside and can be reused to create multiple pots.


STEP 2: Mix ShapeCrete

Mix ShapeCrete to a Clay-Like Consistency.


STEP 3: Hand Pack

Pack the mix into the plastic container, starting with the bottom and then working up the sides. Try to maintain an even wall thickness (about 3/8" - 1/2").


STEP 4: Demold

To release the piece from the plastic container, gently tap the edge of the plastic with a hammer. Work around the perimeter until the plastic is loose, then the piece should pull out easily.

Tips on Removal: If you have an air compressor, blow air down the sides of the container to help break the seal. This will usually pop the piece right out. If something is really stuck, drill a small hole in the bottom of the container and shoot compressed air in from the bottom.


STEP 5: Polish


For a larger scale project that uses the same technique, check out the Saru Planter:

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