Halloween Gazing Ball

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Cast the mold in usual manner. While the Garden Sphere casting is in the leather hard stage cut out the bats and stars. Allow to dry.
  2. Clean the greenware with a Clean-Up Tool and a Synthetic Sponge. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  3. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  4. Center the Garden Pedestal on the banding wheel.
  5. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply several coats of SC-6 Sunkissed to the lower section of the center of the pedestal while spinning the banding wheel. Next apply SC-75 Orange-A-Peel blending into the SC-6 Sunkissed. Followed by SC-16 cotton tail and blending into the SC-75 Orange-A-Peel. Should look like candy corn. Allow to dry.
  6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-6 Sunkissed to the inside of the Sphere.
  7. Place a small amount of SC-15 Tuxedo onto a foam plate. Sprinkle a pinch of AC-310 Silkscreen Medium on top of the SC-15 Tuxedo. Mix well with a palette knife to the consistency of peanut butter.
  8. Placing various silkscreen images on the center of the pedestal, using your finger tip apply the SC-15 Tuxedo mix to the screen. When done wash the screens. Do Not let color dry in the screens.
  9. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2-3 coats of CG-970 Masquerade to the outside of the sphere and to the top and bottom rims of the pedestal. Allow to dry.
  10. Stilt and fire to cone 06.
  11. Optional: You can place colored gift basket wrap inside the sphere.



  • CD-021 Garden Sphere
  • CD-1495 Garden Pedestal


  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peal
  • CG-970 Masquerade
  • FN-002 Yellow

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0118 Halloween
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • XActo Knife
  • Bat & Star Cookie Cutters
  • Clean-Up Tool
  • Palette Knife
  • Sponge
  • Banding Wheel
  • Optional: Colored Gift Basket Wrap