Gazing Ball and Pedestal

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Fire greenware to 04.
  2. From a palette, use a fan brush to apply thinned SG-404 Blue and SG-407 Bright Blue to sections of the globe, overlapping and mingle the colors so it isn’t blotchy.
  3. Use a damp sponge to remove some of the color to show up the flower design. Pat the globe to remove the color so it keeps most of the background color and lights the flower pattern.
  4. Use a banding wheel to apply three coats of SC-30 Blue Dawn to the insets of the base of the pedestal.
  5. Brush on two coats of S-2101 Clear to the pedestal and the globe, use CB-604 Soft Fan.
  6. Fire to cone 05/06.
  7. Use the banding wheel applying with CB-425 Glaze brush or any soft wide brushmother of pearl in a banded fashionon the pedestal.
  8. Brush on one coat of Mother of Pearl to the globe, in a swirling brushstroke.
  9. Clean the brush in Essence, mark the brush as mother of pearl so as not to contaminate.
  10. Fire to cone 020 or 021, if you kiln fires on the hot side. Firing temp is important.
  11. If using the pedestal and globe in a yard, we recommend it me staked with a rod so the wind or squirrels won’t knock it down. Another way is to fill the base with sand and seal it with melted wax.



  • CD021 Garden Sphere
  • CD-1495 Garden Pedestal


  • SG-404 Blue
  • SG-410 Blue
  • SC-30 Blue Dawn
  • S-2101 Clear
  • Mother of Pearl
  • Luster essence

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan
  • CB-425 Glaze Brush