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Witchy Pumpkin - Glazes: Article or Project

Bisque (see photo top right of page)
• Scioto Witch Pumpkin #1725

• SC-14 Java Bean
• SC-15 Tuxedo
• SC-16 Cotton Tail
• SC-34 Down To Earth
• SC-39 Army Surplus
• SC-41 Brown Cow
• SC-55 Yella Bout It
• SC-79 It's Sage
• SC-94 Hot Tamale

• Fan Brush
• Liner Brush - detail
• Flat Shader
• Pointed Round

More Details

1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust. Let dry.

2. Use the Fan brush to apply one coat of SC-14 Java Bean to the entire piece. Allow to dry and then wash off leaving glaze in the recessed areas.

NOTE: Let paints dry between coats.

3. Apply 1 coat of SC-39 Army Surplus to the eyebrows and nose (fan brush).

4. Apply 2 coats of SC-79 It's Sage the entire face area of the witch with the exception of eyes and teeth. (fan brush)

5. Apply 1 coat of SC-41 Brown Cow to stem

6. Apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the whites of the eyes and teeth using the flat shader brush

7. Apply 2 coats of SC-39 Army Surplus (or preferred eye color) to the inner eye using the pointed round brush.

8. Fill in Pupils and mouth, and line the iris of the eye with SC-15 Tuxedo

9. Apply 1 coat of SC-55 Yella Bout It to teeth

10. Water down SC-34 Down To Earth and paint warts

11. To create the bloodshot eyes - water down SC-94 Hot Tamale. Side-load your flat shader brush and float the glaze along the inner edge of the eyes. Then, Using a detail Liner Brush, add some veins up into the center of the eye. Let all paints dry.

12. Clear coat and fire to cone 06 - Enjoy!!

CME would like to thank Joanne Davis for providing the technique instructions to share with ceramists world-wide. Also thanks to Catherine Camisa with Mom's Ceramics studio in Massapequa, NY for her assistance. You may contact Joanne with comments or questions at:


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