Now that Is’ giant popcorn bowl has been fired in the kiln, she’s ready to add some colour.
First, Is shows us how to apply a wash of black underglaze to bring to life the delicate impressions left by the leaves and gumnuts used as decoration in Part 1. This wash will seep into all the tiny cracks and indents. Is also uses underglaze to decorate the bottom of her bowl with a pattern that complements the natural design on the inside.
What kind of patterns can you create using the same theme?
Finally, Is adds a layer of blue glaze before returning the bowl to the kiln. When it comes back it will be lovely and shiny, and ready to be filled with popcorn!
Making a Popcorn Bowl with Is part 2StepheCox2020-06-26T16:08:33+10:00
Have you ever sat down to watch a movie, only to discover that your popcorn was in a bowl that was way too small?
Is decides that she is sick and tired of tiny snack portions, so she sets out to solve her popcorn problem by making a GIANT bowl out of clay!
You can follow along at home – all you need is some clay (email our front office if you would like us to send you some) and a few tools that you or your parents might have lying around at home (an old library card, a rolling pin, a barbequeue skewer or sharp cutting tool, some water, and a sponge).
Is will also show you how to decorate your clay bowl using leaves and other bits and pieces from your garden.
Making a Giant Popcorn Bowl with IsStepheCox2020-05-13T23:56:51+10:00