Swirly Pinwheel Garden Stake

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Products Used

  • MB-1457 Pinwheel
  • MB-1458 Super Pinwheel
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • SG-201 Black Cobblestone
  • SG-202 White Cobblestone
  • PC-601 Clear Cascade

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 # Soft Fan
  • AC-220 Detailer Bottle

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Dremel with Carbide Tip
  • Construction Adhesive
  • 16 Gauge Wire and Beads
  • Epoxy
  • 1/2" Copper Tube
  • 3/4" Copper Tube
  • Alcohol


Designer: Marcia Roullard


1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

2. Use the Dremel and carbide bit to drill a small hole into the center of the small pinwheel. Drill a hole in each of the four sections.

3. Use the Soft Fan to apply one heavy coat of PC-601 Clear Cascade on both pinwheels.

4. Mix SC-26 Green Thumb with alcohol in the detailer bottle. The formula is 1" of glaze, 1/4" of water and 1/ 2" of alcohol. Mix well. Fill detailer bottles with the following colors using the same formula: SC-75 Orange A Peel and SG-201 Black Cobblestone. Have these ready before the next step. 

5. On the small pinwheel: Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of SC-6 Sunkissed to the inside of the sections and SC-24 Dandelion to the outside of the sections. On the large pinwheel: use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of SC-24 Dandelion to the inside of the sections and SC-97 Cant-elope to the outside of the sections.

6. While the colors are wet, squirt in a spiral direction the colors that you mixed in step 6. Let dry then place the pieces together to fuse in the firing.

7. Fire to cone 05/06.

8. Use epoxy to glue in the wire. Let it set, then use epoxy to glue on the beads.

9. Use construction adhesive to attach the 1/2" copper tube to the back of the pinwheel.  We had a 15" tube and cut a piece of 3/4" between 7-8" long.  The 3/4" copper tube gets hammered into the ground. The pinwheel with the 1/2" inch tube fits nicely into the wider copper tube.

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