Blue Stoneware Bowl

Designer: Todd Hickerson



  1. Roll out a 12” diameter slab approximately ¼” thick.
  2. Using the pottery wheel, throw a flat disc of clay onto a batt.
  3. Moisten the bottom of Mayco’s Hump Mold CD-852 and center it on the clay covered batt.
  4. Drape the 10” diameter over the CD-852 Hump Mold. Gently press the clay onto the mold, conforming it to the hump.
  5. Spin the wheel and firmly compress the slab onto the mold with a wet Xiem Pro-Sponge X-10185.
  6. Make a final compression and remove any excess slurry using a Xiem Soft Silicone Clay Rib  X-10193.
  7. Holding the Xiem Foot Shaper X-10351, spin the wheel and cut away any excess clay from the bottom of the hump mold, creating an even/level bowl.
  8. Throw a foot on the bottom of the bowl.
  9. Spin the wheel slowly, and with firm pressure, add the texture and design to the outside of the bowl with the Xiem Art Roller Detailing Tool X-10380.
  10. Allow the clay to slowly dry on the CD-852 Hump Mold. Make sure the edge of clay or rim of the bowl is loose and can move as the clay dries.
  11. Once the bowl is leather hard, the bowl can be removed from the hump mold. Soften the inner edge of the bowl with the Xiem Pro-Sponge X-10185.
  12. Bisque fire bowl to cone 04.
  13. Thoroughly mix SD-166 Norse Blue. Dip the entire bowl into the bucket of SD-116 Norse Blue for one second. Remove and shake any excess glaze off.
  14. Thoroughly mix SD-165 Lavender Mist. Grasp the foot of the bowl and dip the rim into the bucket of SD-165 Lavender Mist. Shake excess glaze off. Pour a small amount of SD-165 from the center of the bowl outwards to the edge of the bowl. Rotate the bowl three times to pour, creating six triangular sections.
  15. Apply 2 to 3 coats of SW-402 Dark Flux to the rim of the bowl.
  16. Clean foot of bowl of any glaze.
  17. Fire to cone 6 at medium speed.



  • CD-852 Circle Slump & Hump Mold


  • SW-166 or SD-166 Norse Blue
  • SW-166 or SD-165 Lavender Mist
  • SW-402 Dark Flux

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • X-10185 Xiem Pro-Sponge 
  • X-10193 Xiem Soft Silicone Clay Rib
  • X-10351 Xiem Foot Shaper
  • X-10380 Xiem Art Roller Detailing Tool 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge