Pistachio Mishima Pot

This pot uses the mishima technique: scraping excess underglaze off to reveal an incised pattern.

Products Used

  • CD-1127 Round Pot Casting Mold
  • UG-50 - Jet Black
  • UG-207 - Flame Red
Decorating Accessories
  • AC-219 - Designer Bottle with Writer Tip
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
Additional Materials
  • Stoneware Casting Slip
  • Steel Rib
  • X-Acto Knife
Project Info


  1. Cast the CD-1127 Round Pot with Stoneware casting slip.
  2. Remove the ware from the mold. Allow to become leather-hard.
  3. Clean the stoneware leather-hard greenware by carefully removing the seam lines using a Clean-Up Tool.
  4. On leather-hard stoneware casting slip body, use an X-Acto Knife to draw some designs.
  5. Fill up Mayco's AC-219 Designer Bottle with UG-50 Jet Black.
  6. Squeeze the UG-50 Jet Black into the outer edge of the pattern, it will look sloppy at first. Do the same with UG-207 Flame Red for the inside lines of the pattern.
  7. Allow the piece to dry to a state just PAST leather-hard. Then take a steel rib and scrape the excess Underglaze off, revealing the incised pattern. This technique is called Mishima.
  8. Dip the entire piece into SD-202 Pistachio. Do 2 dipped coats. Allow to dry in between each coat.
  9. With a damp sponge clean the glaze off the bottom of the piece (dry-foot).
  10. Fire to shelf cone 6 (mid-range).

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