Dotted Tray

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • Handmade Clay Slab
Color
  • FN-224 Key Lime
  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • MT-007 Divots Mat
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • 1/4" Tape
  • Rolling Pin
  • Low Fire Clay
  • 7 1/2" Pottery Form from GR Pottery Forms
  • Rubber Rib
  • 1/4" Wood Slats
  • Needle Tool
  • Pony Roller
  • Canvas Fabric

 

 

285.DottedTray
Designer: Marcia Roullard
 
Instructions
  1. For the right depth of clay, lay out canvas fabric on table and place 1/4" slats on the left and right side of the canvas fabric. Place a piece of moist clay about 3 lbs. in size in the middle of the fabric. Using a rolling pin, roll out the clay to the size desired. The slats are used as a guide to keep your clay level and at the same evenness. Make sure the edges of the rolling pin hit the 1/4" slats.
  2. Lay the pottery form on the clay with the largest part down. mark the edges with a needle tool.
  3. Lay the MT-007 Divots mat on the marked space on the clay, roll with a pony roller to transfer the design to the clay.
  4. Lay the form over the clay again, trace around the edges of the form, lightly with the needle tool.
  5. Use a ruler to add an inch to the edge of the line, cut out using a needle tool.
  6. Let the clay rest so it can firm up but still be pliable about 30 minutes to an hour.
  7. Use the rubber rib to thin the edges of the clay.
  8. Lay the clay over the smaller side of the form, use the rubber rib to form the sides of the clay over the form.
  9. Let it sit on the form till it is stiff enough to hold the shape. Allow to dry completely. 
  10. Fire to a shelf cone 04.
  11. Tape a line about 1/2 inch from the inside edge with 1/4" tape on all sides.
  12. Brush on one coat of SC-12 Moody Blue to the dotted detail and then wipe off with a damp sponge so the color stays in the dots only.
  13. Brush on three coats of FN-224 Key Lime to the tray with CB-604 Soft Fan.
  14. Remove the tape, brush two coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the taped off area.
  15. Fire to a self cone 05/06. 

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