Terra-Cotta Ring Rest
To rest rings, you can roll out a pointed stand.
Photography: Addie Juell
Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2020
Air-dry clay in terra-cotta (Activa Plus Air-Dry Clay, in Terra-cotta, from $5 each for 1.1 lb., activaproducts.com)
Roll a golf-ball-size piece of air-dry clay into a ball. Keep rolling, putting more pressure on one end to form a point. Bang the other end on a table to flatten (if it gets misshapen, just reroll); let dry.