Picture of Poké Balls

Poké Balls

What's quickly become the most popular mobile game of all time can now be a fun ceramics project! Keep the momentum going even when you're not playing by creating your very own ceramic poké ball boxes. Create one or create them all for displaying and storing your favorite collectibles.

  1. Wipe boxes and lids with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

POKE BALL (Red Ball): 

  1. Trace 1½” circle from template. Cut out.
  2. Remove backing and stick to bottom portion of box with part of circle (approximately 1/8”) sticking to lid. Draw light line around the circle template.
  3. Paint lid including topper with three coats Neon Red. Paint around the marked portion of circle. Let dry.
  4. Paint two good coats Black to partial circle. Let dry.
  5. Measure approximately ¼” down around box and mark lightly with pencil. Run tape around using marks as guide.
  6. Brush three coats Neon Red. Let dry. Remove tape.
  7. Measure another ¼” down from edge of the red. Tape around to ensure a straight line.
  8. Brush three coats Black around box and outline of circle. Let dry.
  9. Place lid on stilt and bottom of box on kiln shelf. Fire to cone 06.
  10. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to inside lid, bottom and inside box. Let dry.
  11. Stilt lid and box and fire to cone 06.

GREAT BALL (Blue Ball): 

  1. Repeat Step 3 as with the Poke Ball. 
  2. Use pencil to draw on stripes to lid as show in photo.
  3. Brush three coats Neon Blue on lid, painting around the stripes and the partial circle design. Let dry.
  4. Brush three coats Neon Blue around the upper rim portion of bowl. Let dry.
  5. Brush three coats Neon Red inside the stripes on lid. Let dry.
  6. Brush three coats Black to circle and line around the bowl. Let dry.
  7. Place lid on stilt and bowl on kiln shelf. Fire to cone 06.
  8. Brush two coats of Pure Brilliance to inside and outside bowls (unpainted or bisque areas) and one coat to painted areas. Let dry.
  9. Stilt both lid and box and fire to cone 06.

ULTRA BALL (Yellow Ball):

  1. Measure ½” down from top of bowl. Tape off around ball. Repeat Step 2 from Poke Ball with circle.
  2. Use pencil to draw stripes on lid.
  3. Carry down stripe design on upper part of box.
  4. Brush three coats Neon Yellow to stripes. Let dry.
  5. Paint two coats Black to remainder of lid and box. Let dry.
  6. Fire to cone 06.
  7. Brush two coats of Pure Brilliance to inside lid, bottom and inside box. Let dry.
  8. Stilt lid and box and fire to cone 06.

 

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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


Miscellaneous:

  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Pencil
  • ¼” Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive backed contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Circle template