Hydrangea Soup Bowl

Designer: Sally Meixner



  1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque. 
  2. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove debris. 
  3. Apply blended bands of UG-92 Lilac, UG-87 Regal Purple, and UG-93 Wild Violet into the inside of the bowl. Keep UG-92 Lilac in the center and UG-93 Wild Violet in the outer edge, with UG-87 Regal Purple in the middle. *Use of a banding wheel is extremely helpful but not required. Easiest blending occurs while colors are wet. Brush water over the underglaze if it dries as you are still blending* 
  4. Copy hydrangea pattern twice onto transfer paper, and transfer the hydrangea pattern twice into the inside of the bowl, overlapping slightly. *Using two different colors of markers to transfer the pattern may be helpful in visualizing the overlap. Trimming away excess transfer paper from edges of pattern will reduce any crinkling* 
  5. Pour UG-3 Baby Blue into AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip and cover one hydrangea, leaving the centers of the flowers. Let dry. 
  6. Pour UG-2 Sea Blue into AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip and cover the second hydrangea. Let dry. 
  7. Using SG-407 Yellow, cover the centers of the flower. Let dry. 
  8. Cover inside of the bowl with 2 coats of SW-001 Stoneware Clear. 
  9. Apply 3 generous coats of SW-170 Blue Hydrangea to the rim and underside of the bowl. 
  10. Dampen a clean BT-910 Synthetic Sponge to wipe away all excess glaze from the foot. 
  11. Fire to cone 5/6. Sample was fired to Cone 6.



  • SB-141 Wide Rim Soup Bowl


  • UG-92 Lilac
  • UG-87 Regal Purple
  • UG-93 Wild Violet  
  • UG-2 Sea Blue
  • UG-3 Baby Blue
  • SG-407 Yellow
  • SW-001 Stoneware Clear
  • SW-170 Blue Hydrangea

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip (2)

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge 
  • Water 
  • Pattern 
  • Pencil
  • Markers (optional, recommended) 
  • Banding Wheel (optional, recommended)