Oval Tray

Create this one-of-a-kind oblong bowl out of clay, press tools and stamps.



Products Used

Bisque
  • CD-1076 - Oval Tray
Color
  • EL-103 - Sea Spray
  • SC-76 - Cara-bein Blue
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
  • CD-1078 - Design Press Tools
  • ST-352 - Jumbalaya
CD1076_ST352_handbuilt
Additional Materials
  • Moist Clay
  • Canvas
  • Rolling Pin
  • 1/4" Wooden Slats
  • Fettling Knife
  • Slip/Clay Slurry
  • Sand Bag
  • Small Board
Project Info

Instructions

Forming Instructions

  1. With a rolling pin on canvas, roll out a piece of moist clay ¼" thick between wooden slats.
  2. Lay the ST-352 Jumbalaya Stamp face down on the clay. Cover the stamp with a flat stiff object such as a small board and press hard on the board. This process will leave a good impression of the stamp in the clay. Make six rows of the stamped design.
  3. Slump clay into the CD-1076 Oval Tray slump shape. Use a small sandbag to shape the clay into the form.
  4. Trim off the excess clay with a fettling knife.
  5. Roll small clay balls. Stamp with the star tool from CD-1078 Press Tools then slip/clay slurry attach to the edge of the dish. Allow to thoroughly dry.
  6. Bisque fire to shelf cone 04.

Painting Instructions

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Thin SC-76 Cara-bein Blue with some water. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply glaze to every other band of stamped detail. Wipe off excess with a damp sponge to antique. Allow to dry.
  3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2-3 even coats of EL-103 Sea Spray to the entire piece.
  4. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

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