Mudcrack over Gloss Mushrooms

Designer: Todd Hickerson



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 4 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Apply 3 coats of SW-505 Purple Gloss, SW-506 Bright Blue Gloss or SW-5078 Black Gloss to the entire mushroom.
  3. Carefully apply 2-3 coats of SW-403 White Mudcrack to the outside. Be sure to avoid the glaze dripping into the holes.
  4. Use a sponge to clean up any glaze that may have gotten on the bottom.
  5. Let dry completely. You should be able to see cracks before firing.
  6. Fire to shelf cone 5/6.



  • CD-1419 8″ Mushroom
  • CD-1420 6″ Mushroom
  • *Holes cut out while leather hard, bisque fired to cone 04.


  • SW-505 Purple Gloss
  • SW-506 Bright Blue Gloss
  • SW-508 Black Gloss
  • SW-403 White Mudcrack

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge