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Craftable Pottery 2.0

by Sigma1202 Posted 1st Aug 2019 at 5:16 PM - Updated 5th Aug 2019 at 3:47 AM by Sigma1202
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
I am not the original creator of this mod. The original version of this mod was by plasticbox, who is now inactive. So I have just updated this mod to work with the newest sims 4 patch 1.53. plasticbox's original version is here: (link)

Hi there, this is an up to date craftable pottery mod, it has all the features that the old one had, plus one small additional feature, you can now put your pottery on the flea market table.

  • Updated French translation by
  • Added Russian translation by XILENA

below is the original description of the mod:

A new kind of craftable that sims can make in-game: buy a blob of clay, mold it for a while, and get a small craftable in return (or fail and get a pile of shards).

Pottery Blob:

The blob costs 25? and is in Hobbies > Creative (this is a different blob than the Maxis one, it only looks the same). Sims gain a little bit of fun and Handiness skill from using it; they also have vaguely appropriate thought balloons while doing so. They will put it in their inventory when they stop molding but aren?t done yet.


There are two possible outcomes, success (the blob goes poof and the sim has the item they were crafting in their inventory) and failure (the blob also goes poof, but they only get a pile of shards in return ‒ currently the Woodworking ?fail? pile for small statues). High Handiness skill, the Creative and Creative Visionary trait, as well as Focused and Inspired moods bend the chance towards a successful outcome; the Clumsy trait and Stressed, Angry, Uncomfortable, Sad, Dazed moods detract from it. This varies a little between the objects (e.g. for the Flower vases, the Inspired trait is more useful than for plates; on the other hand Focused is more useful for plates than for vases since I consider molding plates more boring).

Other than that, the interactions are time-based (randomised min and max time; the minimum time is lowest for the plates and highest for the vases). Sims can socialise while molding the blob, so they are not always super effective at getting anything done =P .. but this is meant to be a hobby anyway, not a money-making scheme. With a maximum profit of 10? for the vases, the latter would be a little difficult anyway.

Molding does not have a Resume action; progress gets stored nevertheless (you just need to re-select the interaction again). It doesn?t matter whether or not you remember which interaction it was, as the progress simply counts up to 100 (this means it is possible to start a plate and finish a vase).

Craftable items:
  • Decorative Plate ‒ value 20?, 20 possible colour variants | No Handiness skill required
  • Decorative Cup ‒ value 25?, 24 possible colour variants | Handiness level 2 and up
  • Small Flower Vase ‒ value 35?, 20 possible colour variants | Handiness level 3 and up
  • Tall Flower Vase ‒ value 35?, 20 possible colour variants | Handiness level 3 and up

Plate and cup are stackable (the plates can also be used to put other small deco items on them, like candles or plants); the vases can hold gardening flowers (the small vase is basically this one in more colours, the tall one is, well, taller, and only holds one flower). On the ?objects_overview? screenshot the flowers still sit a little too low in the vases, but I fixed that afterwards ‒ the first two screenshots show the vases as uploaded.

Note that the items are not recolourable in game; this is on purpose ‒ they are somewhat colour coordinated and many of them also match the Functional Tea Pot I made, but in order to have a really matching set or collect all of them, sims will have to make a lot of pottery. Plates are weighted 3:1 towards plain white plates, cups and vases are random. I like that kind of random element, that?s why I made it work like this.

Known issue: The fade-out of the blob when it disappears (i.e. after an item has been crafted, not when sims just put it away to do something else) is not timed very elaborately ‒ most of the time one can still see the blob sticking to the sim?s hand while it fades. In my game the animation seemed to hang for a bit when I turned off visibility earlier than it is now, that?s why I left it like this.


English, Dutch (ElenaInTheSIms), French (, Spanish (gato_24), Russian translation by (XILENA). Thanks for the contributions! If you want to add another language, see this tutorial on how to translate existing mods.

Terms of Use: Since this was asked in the comments, I really want these objects to be obtainable only by crafting. I would like to ask that people do not distribute clones (copies) in public that have been made buyable or copyable in game -- you can of course edit them for personal use or share them privately, but please do not share ?cheaty? edits in public. Thanks.


Polygon Counts:
Blob: no model included

Cup, high poly: 118V/144F
Cup, low poly: 62V/72F

Plate, high poly: 97V/110F
Plate, low poly: 81V/94F

Vase, high poly: 77V/112F
Vase, low poly: 68V/30F

Additional Credits:
plasticbox, the original creator
sims 4 studio
TS4 Tuning Description Browser by scumbumbo

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Test Subject
#26 Old 12th Aug 2019 at 7:46 PM
I love that you updated this mod! I love more hobbies for my sims to do , instead of the cookie cutter same stuff haha. I wish there were more hobbies to choose from to tell you the truth :) I hope to see you expand on the different types of pottery you can make within the mod , such as , island themes, elegant themes, excetra! maybe even holiday themed pottery that we can have our sims display!
Test Subject
#27 Old 13th Aug 2019 at 12:32 AM
Thank you for this update. Would I be able to just change the price of the blob so my Sims could make a little profit if I wanted them to have a little side hustle? I am not sure if I can just go in S4S and change the price like I would for a normal object. Thanks.
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#28 Old 13th Aug 2019 at 6:19 PM
Originally Posted by lasummerb98
Thank you for this update. Would I be able to just change the price of the blob so my Sims could make a little profit if I wanted them to have a little side hustle? I am not sure if I can just go in S4S and change the price like I would for a normal object. Thanks.

Yes, you should be able to change the price in s4s like any other object
Test Subject
#29 Old 14th Aug 2019 at 12:25 AM
Originally Posted by Sigma1202
Yes, you should be able to change the price in s4s like any other object

Okay thank you!
Test Subject
#30 Old 15th Aug 2019 at 10:47 AM
Good day. I made a Russian translation. Can you embed? thank
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Original Poster
#31 Old 15th Aug 2019 at 8:54 PM
Originally Posted by XILENA
Good day. I made a Russian translation. Can you embed? thank

Hi, I already included your translation the first time you sent it, is it not working or something?
Test Subject
#32 Old 20th Aug 2019 at 4:50 PM
Thanks. Love this!
#33 Old 24th Aug 2019 at 1:01 AM
Can these be sold at the flea market tables?
Test Subject
#34 Old 25th Aug 2019 at 7:54 PM
PT-BR Trandução
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Original Poster
#35 Old 15th Sep 2019 at 5:26 PM
Originally Posted by harlequin_eyes
Can these be sold at the flea market tables?

Sorry for the super late reply but yes they are, it also says so in the description of the mod
Test Subject
#36 Old 18th Oct 2019 at 7:23 PM
Thank you this is an awesome mod!! =D I have one question/ request though,. Would it be possible to make it useable by children? They need more stuff to do in game >//<
Test Subject
#37 Old 18th Nov 2019 at 1:42 AM
OMGOGMGOGOGMGMMG!!!! (I am a potter, btw, so I really love this)I cannot thank you enough for updating this!
Test Subject
#38 Old 29th Dec 2019 at 5:15 PM
Thank you so much for resurrecting this!
Test Subject
#39 Old 10th Feb 2020 at 6:30 PM
This is something more to keep my sims busy and happy, thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#40 Old 31st Jan 2021 at 1:49 PM
Is this a mod that works?
Test Subject
#41 Old 27th Feb 2021 at 2:58 PM
does this mod still work? i'd love to add it to my game
Test Subject
#42 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 3:12 PM
Still Works to those wondering.

Cute fun thing to do. I am so happy I can place flowers in the vase and not have them randomly sit on a end table. It is one flower per vase and did try to test two but the flower drifted back into the inventory. Each item made is at color random, so you never really know what color you will get. After the item is completed, the blob will go poof, so I had blobs all over the living room when buying them in buy mode, before transferring into inventory. The cups and plates are stackable. You can either place the cups close to each other (I did not have to put move objects on in doing so) or they will stack. Both in Buy mode and Live mode.

To push the great idea further, now that there are dyes from candles is it possible to use the dyes to state I want a orange vase with this orange dye? Would be a great sprinkle touch. If not, I do still find it enjoyable and with the anticipation you wont know what you will get. With cups and plates, I was getting bored with the other stackable plates I have already so it will be a fresh look to "stock" the shelves with kitchen décor.

Per creator Sigma1202 and plasticbox, Thank you.
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