• Cool Containers!

    Cool Containers!

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  • New Stoneware Glazes

    New Stoneware Glazes

    Introducing 16 new Stoneware glazes including a strong addition to our classic, matte and crystal stoneware lines plus four highly textured glazes that become thicker with additional application.
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  • 8 Stoneware Gloss Glazes

    8 Stoneware Gloss Glazes

    A collection of highly-pigmented gloss glazes, inspired by the popular Fiestaware colors. The stable qualities of these glazes make them ideal for design work and full opaque coverage at mid-range and high temperatures.
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  • 20 New Molds

    20 New Molds

    Our new mold release includes some of our most requested shapes currently in bisque and two brand new designs - Nordic gnomes! (CD012 and CD013). Cast your favorite shapes with Mayco earthenware or stoneware slip.


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    Super Bisque Blow Out Sale!

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  • SW-176 Sandstone Glaze Combinations

    SW-176 Sandstone Glaze Combinations

    View our glaze combinations at cone 6 and cone 10 firings with SW-176 Sandstone. Read More
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    New Bisque Plaques!

    Announcing new bisque plaques to paint, color and hang on your wall! Display them with bisque shapes and pieces in the same motif for themed events.

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  • Stoneware in Your Studio!

    Stoneware in Your Studio!

    Join Mayco for a workshop focusing on the artistry of stoneware. The camp will provide step-by-step instruction, educational information and best practices for glazing, firing and marketing stoneware bisque and glazes. PYOP Studio Owners only.
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  • The Gift of Handmade

    The Gift of Handmade

    Perhaps you want to surprise Mom with a one-of-a-kind ceramic gift on Mother’s Day, but you need some ideas to get started. Have no fear – we have a project gallery of Mother’s Day ideas you can choose from. Read More
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    Llama Llama Decor Add some playful fun to your home with the Llama Container! Read More
  • Unicorn Plaque & More +

    Unicorn Plaque & More Everyone's favorite magical, mystical creature is one of the hottest party themes. MB-1530 is inspired by a popular silkscreen and pairs with MB-1521 and MB-1524. Read More
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King of the Jungle

 

 
 
Products Used

Molds
  • CD-777 - Oval
  • CD-779 - Celestial Press Mold
Color
  • SC-5 - Tiger Tail
  • SC-15 - Tuxedo
  • SC-16 - Cotton Tail
  • SC-24 - Dandelion
  • SC-25 - Crackerjack Brown
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-202 - #2 Detail Liner
  • CB-404 - #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
CD777_LionMask_broom
 
 
Additional Materials
  • Moist Clay
  • 1/4" Wooden Slats
  • Canvas
  • Rolling Pin
  • Fettling Knife
  • Pencil
  • Needle Tool
  • Slip/Clay Slurry
  • Artistic Wire
  • Download Project Pattern: Lion Mask
 
Project Info
 

Instructions

 

 

  1. Roll out clay ¼ inch thick using a rolling pin on canvas. Roll a large enough piece to fit over the CD-777 Oval Hump mold.
  2. Place clay over the mold and smooth to fit the form with a damp sponge. Cut off excess clay with a needle tool.
  3. Lightly score a centerline on the form and a line intersecting for the eye placement. This will help you keep the pieces symmetrical. Use the pattern provided to cut and form pieces.
  4. Form the nose from a large coil flattened on one side according to pattern and slip attach to the face on the centerline. Score the end of the nose with a clay tool for the black color placement. Roll smaller coils for the brows and attach to the face as shown.
  5. Roll and flatten balls of clay for the eyes and slip attach under the brows. Roll larger balls of clay for the muzzle; flatten and slip attach under the nose. Make a triangle shape of clay for the mouth and attach under the muzzle.
  6. Press clay into the sun shape from CD-779 Celestial Press Mold and slip attach to the lion’s cheeks. Make small ears and attach in place.
  7. Drill small holes all around the head so the mane can be wired later.
  8. Poke holes in the back of the mask through the nose for venting.
  9. Allow to completely dry.
  10. Bisque fire to shelf cone04.
  11. Thin SC-25 Crackerjack Brown and brush over the face with CB-604 #4 Soft Fan. Lightly wipe back with a damp sponge to antique.
  12. Brush on 2 thinned coats of SC-5 Tiger Tail to the face using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan. Brush on SC-24 Dandelion with CB-404 #4 Pointed Round to the sun cheeks.
  13. Brush on 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail using aCB-404 #4 Pointed Round to the eyes. Use SC-25 Crackerjack Brown for the pupil and SC-15 Tuxedo for the iris.
  14. Paint the end of the nose with SC-15 Tuxedo using CB-404 #4 Pointed Round.
  15. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing and allow to dry. Make sure the holes are clear of glaze before firing.
  16. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
  17. Make a wire mane with various colors of Artistic Wire or pipe cleaners, threaded from the back.

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