Fluted Pumpkin with Leaves

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Cast the mold in usual manner. While in the leather stage, punch 4 holes around the bottom of the stem for the copper wire later. Allow to dry. Clean the greenware with a Clean-Up Tool.
  2. Roll out some Low Fire Whit Clay. Take the Maple Leaf Press Tool and press out 3 or more leaves. Trim with XActo Knife then give a slight bend to the leaf to make it look real. Add a small piece of clay with a hole in it to the back of the leaf to attach later. Clean the leaves with a damp brush. Allow to dry!
  3. Bisque fire the pumpkin and the leaves to cone 04.Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  4. Using a Basecoat Brush, basecoat the pumpkin with 1-2 coats of SS-399 Terra Cotta.
  5. Basecoat the stem and the leaves with SS-138 Flat Black. Allow to dry!
  6. Drybrush the pumpkin except the stem with 1-2 coats of SS-210 Orange. Do not was brush. Highlight the upper half of the pumpkin with SS-111 Brightest Yellow.
  7. Apply 1 coat of MM-106 Steel Metallic to the stem and leaves. When dry apply a 2nd coat of MM-106 Steel Metallic to the stem, while this coat is still wet apply MM-305 Rapid Rust to the stem and leaves. You may want to lay the pumpkin on its side so the MM-305 Rapid Rust does not drip onto the pumpkin. Allow to dry!
  8. Shade the deep crevices of the pumpkin with SS-24 Chocolate Fudge. Allow to dry!
  9. Apply 1-2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer to the piece.
  10. DO NOT FIRE.
  11. Attach the leaves with the Copper Wire stringing it through the holes in the pumpkin and the back of the leaf. Add some wire curly cues.



  • CD026 Medium Fluted Pumpkin
  • CD1073 4 Leaf Designs Press Tool


  • SS-24 Chocolate Fudge
  • SS-138 Flat Black
  • SS-399 Terra Cotta
  • SS-210 Orange
  • SS-111 Brightest Yellow
  • MM-106 Steel Metallic
  • MM-305 Rapid Rust

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-502 Matte Sealer
  • MM-600 Spritzer Cap
  • Basecoat Brush
  • Various Drybrush’s
  • RB-104 #4 Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Foam Plates – Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • Clean-Up Tool
  • Sponge
  • Low Fire White Clay
  • XActo Knife
  • 20 Gauge Copper Wire