April Showers Small Nesting Bowl

Designer: Elizabeth Downing



  1. Wipe dust from bisque with damp sponge
  2. Using either a vinyl resists or lightly hand drawing with a pencil, draw in clouds to the inside and outside of the bowl. Along with clouds, create an umbrella and rain drops to the outside of the bowl using vinyl resist or pencil.
  3. Glaze clouds with SW501 White Gloss using a #6 Pointed Round brush (CB406)
  4. In a separate bowl mix 1 part SW501 White gloss and 1 part SW510 Blue Gloss to create a custom lighter blue color glaze
  5. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) glaze the inside and outside of the bowl, avoiding clouds, umbrella and raindrops, with custom blue glaze mixed in step 4.
  6. If using a vinyl resist, remove and glaze raindrops with SC045 My Blue Heaven and SC011 Blue Yonder. If hand drawn, avoid pencil shapes while glazing.
  7. Glaze umbrella with SC024 Dandelion, SC050 Orange Ya Happy, SC043 Lettuce Alone and SC073 Candy Apple Red. Glaze the handle of the umbrella with SC015 Tuxedo and SC035 Gray Hare.
  8. Before clouds are completely dry, highlight cloud shapes using a 2/0 Detail Liner (CB220) with a slightly watered down SW510 Blue Gloss to create shadows and depth.
  9. When the clouds inside the bowl are completely dry, apply vinyl lettering or hand write using a #4 Pointed Round Brush “APRIL SHOWERS” with SW510 Blue Gloss
  10. Remove all vinyl resist prior to firing.
  11. Fire to cone 6.



  • SB125 Small Nesting Bowl


  • SW501 White Gloss
  • SW510 Blue Gloss
  • SC045 My Blue Heaven
  • SC011 Blue Yonder
  • SC024 Dandelion
  • SC050 Orange Ya Happy
  • SC043 Lettuce Alone
  • SC073 Candy Apple Red
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC035 Gray Hare

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Fan brush
  • CB220 2/0 Detail Liner
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water