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Terra-Cotta Salt-and-Pepper Cellars

Sun-kissed terra-cotta tableware and neutral linens are a match made in dinner-party heaven. This pair of salt and pepper cellars was sculpted from a few colors of no-bake air-dry clay.

terracotta dinnerware

Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2020


  • Air-dry clay in white, black, and terra-cotta (Activa Plus Air-Dry Clay, in Terra-cotta, White, and Black, from $5 each for 1.1 lb.,

  • Rolling pin


  1. Knead a plum-size piece of terra-cotta-colored air-dry clay and pea-size bits of white and gray (mixed from black and white) air-dry clay together to create a swirled effect.

  2. Using a rolling pin, flatten into a 1/4-inch-thick disk. Punch out a circle with a round cookie cutter or drinking glass and cut a wedge out of it.

  3. Bring the edges up, overlapping and smoothing them together. Press the bottom of the bowl down onto a flat surface to flatten it, and let dry.

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