Bubble Wall Planters

Designer: Kaitlyn Gilham




  1. Using about 1 lb of clay, roll out a ¾” thick slab
  2. Smooth out both sides of the slab with a rib
  3. Cut your desired shape out of the slab for your wall plaque (I chose a flower shape)
  4. Using a ½ lb of clay, make a small pinch pot
  5. Smooth out pinch pot and cut it in half using your wire tool, so you have one half of the pot
  6. Attach the cut pot to your wall plaque shape by sliping and sociring the prices together
  7. Add optional drain holes to the bottom of your pot with your needle tool
  8. If you added drain holes, mold a small drip tray using the remainder of your clay and attach it to the plaque under where the water would drain
  9. Create a nail hole for hanging your planter on the top of your plaque with the back side of your needle tool or a pencil
  10. Smooth out any flaws with your finger or a sponge
  11. Allow to dry fully
  12. Bisque fire to Cone 04


  1. Wipe Bisque tile clean with a damp sponge removing any dust
  2. Use masking tape to tape off the area you do not want bubble glazed 
  3. In a small cup mix 1 teaspoon of your chosen underglaze and 2 drops of liquid soap into 2 teaspoons of water. Mix thoroughly
  4. Tilt cup slightly and use a straw to blow gently into the mixture until bubbles overflow
  5. Use the straw to pull the bubbles from the cup onto the tile and let them pop on their own. Do not touch the bubbles or let them slide around once on the tile for best results
  6. Allow bubble background to dry completely
  7. Remove masking tape and apply 3 coats of China White to the non-bubble glazed area
  8. Once underglaze is dry, fully dip in clear glaze
  9. Glaze fire to Cone 06 on stilts



  •  ½ to 2 pounds of low-fire white clay- per piece (Laguna’s EM-210)


  • UG-1 Kings Blue
  • UG- 21Leaf Green
  • UG-51 China White
  • S-2000 Clear Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • Soft bristle brushes
  • Masking Tape

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Slab roller or rolling pin
  • Wire tool
  • Rib
  • Needle tool 
  • Small cup (or cups)
  • Straw(s)
  • Dish Soap