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Freeform Crystals™ Art Bowl

This handformed bowl is beautifully accented with a flow of Crystals Glazes. Create a large bowl for a dramatic centerpiece, and add smaller bowls for accents.

Instructions

  1. Prepare a clean, strong work surface (such as a large table or you can even use a clean floor).
  2. Open bag of clay and place on work surface. Pound clay onto surface to get rid of any bubbles. You can work in small amounts of clay if too heavy to handle.
  3. Use a rolling pin to help create a larger clay slab.
  4. Use the trowel to smooth out the top surface of the clay body, at this point you may see some bubbles. You must try to get rid of all bubbles, because bubbles may cause your clay piece to explode during firing. Use Cleanup tool to cut slits through clay only where you see bubbles.
  5. Repeat process, pounding and kneading clay, then smoothing it out. When you don’t see any more bubbles you can create your project.
  6. To create a large bowl, use wire clay cutter and cut the clay into three separate pieces.
  7. To create bowl, toss clay at an angle onto large work surface (I used my floor to get a good angle). Then lift and carefully drape slab over a coffee can (this helps shape the bowl). The edges will hang over, so be extra careful as it is very fragile.
  8. Keep bowl covered with plastic for about a day or so as it dries. If large cracks appear, you will need to make another bowl
  9. Bisque fire to shelf cone 04.
  10. Use Premium Glaze brush to apply 2 coats of each glaze at random around outside of bowl. Follow the instructions in the Note, letting the colors overlap slightly where they meet: Caramel Latte, Milky Way, Water Lilies and Glacier Storm. Let dry.

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What you need:


Miscellaneous:

  • Wire Clay Cutter
  • Trowel
  • Low-fire white earthenware clay
  • Coffee can
  • Rolling pin