Papier mache clay lampshade

Made by Bindy Pease

Hi – just read your post of today and I have made numerous lampshades using your amazing clay recipe. Everyone loves them. I uses LED bulbs just to be on the safe side, but they come out super strong and really beautiful.

Paper mache clay Lampshade made by Bindy Pease

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    • Hi Donna. Bindy might also respond, but since she’s using the paper mache clay recipe, there’s no way it can be fired. It would burn up in a kiln. I don’t have a clay recipe that can be made translucent, but you could try using paper strips and paste, using tissue paper instead of newspaper. I don’t know about safety issues, though – paper does burn.

  1. Hi Bindy – that lampshade is stunning! I’m wondering how you started the process. Which of Jonni’s wonderful recipes did you use? Did you use plaster pieces or paper mache strips as a base? I’m very new to this (obviously) and would appreciate your guidance 🙂

  2. It’s beautiful, Bindy – and it’s a perfect match for your decor. Thank you so much for showing it to us! Now I know what to tell people who ask if it’s possible to make a lampshade with paper mache clay. 🙂

    • Thanks for the lovely feedback! I am about to embark on a new lampshade using a mixture of your clay and a lightly felted wool. I have played with this mix with little LED tealight holders and you get a super strong but delicate form. Will post if it’s a success!!


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