Blue Pinwheel

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 a Dremel tool to drill 5 holes in the MB-1457 Pinwheel (small).
  3. Use the Soft Fan to apply two liberal coats of EL-103 Sea Spray to the front of both Pinwheels. NOTE: This is a technique based application of EL-103 Sea Spray. CG-985 Monet’s Pond is an Elements-based glaze. So by laying down a coat of Elements, it gives a little more movement.
  4. Using the same brush apply two coats of CG-985 Monet’s Pond to the front and back of the large pinwheel. NOTE: Do not apply glaze where the rod goes on the large pinwheel. The rod adheres better to an unglazed area.
    On the large pinwheel plop PC-601 Clear Cascade and PC-602 White Cascade randomly on the front of the large pinwheel.
  5. Large pinwheel: Apply a coat of CG-985 Monet’s Pond over both of the Cascades.
  6. With the soft fan brush randomly plop CG-996 Spring Rain over the front of the pinwheel.
  7. Small Pinwheel: Apply one coat of CG-996 Spring Rain to the front and back of the small pinwheel. It is ok to glaze where the rod area.
  8. Use the Soft Fan Brush and plop PC-601 Clear Cascade and PC-602 White Cascade randomly on the front of the pinwheel.
  9. Apply a second coat of CG-996 Spring Rain over both of the Cascades. By sandwiching the Cascades between the glazes, it enhances movement and helps knock down some of the strong white cascades.
  10. Stack the small pinwheel on the large pinwheel – centered.
  11. Pour 1″ of SC-73 Candy Apple Red, 1/2″ alcohol and 1/4″ of water and mix well. Leave the pinwheel laying flat on the table. Squirt the mixture in a random pattern on the pinwheel. Since there are red crystals in the glaze, this mixture compliments the crystal glaze.
  12. Squirt the SG-201 Black Cobblestone over the pinwheels in a circular and random manner. When the Cobblestone glaze fires it will break up and create an interesting finish.
  13. Clean out the holes on the small pinwheel.
  14. Silt and fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1457 Pinwheel
  • MB-1458 Super Pinwheel


  • EL-103 Sea Spray
  • CG-996 Spring Rain
  • CG-985 Monet’s Pond
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SG-201 Black Cobblestone
  • PC-601 Clear Cascade
  • PC-602 White Cascade

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • AC-220 Detail Bottle

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Scissors
  • Palette
  • Dremel Tool
  • Two-Part Epoxy