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November Meeting: Decorative Bowls

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bowlsOur next meeting will be Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

Penni Jo and Jane will present our project this month – small decorative bowls. These photos are examples of what can be done with different choices of colors, style, canes, and more.


  • Small, oven safe bowl can be glass, Pyrex type glass, Corel® or metal

NOTE: Please bring a small bowl, as our oven does not have room for very many large bowls and they take longer. We will have a few extra little bowls. The bowl used in this tutorial was purchased at Dollar Tree. They were three for a dollar a few years back.

  • Strong polymer clay in your choice of colors – about 3 to 4 ounces, depending on size of bowl
  • 2 or 3 sheets deli or candy paper (will be provided in class if needed) 
  • Work surface and baking surface (can be the same, like a tile, etc.) 
  • Brayer or acrylic rolling rod or pasta machine
  • Sandpaper 
  • Knitting needle or Penni Jo’s Clay Tools
  • Your favorite, regular clay tools
  • Blade
  • Scissors

NOTE: If using slices of blocks, mokume gane or canes, you will only need enough extra clay for ropes to join the parts. Also if you have a Simple Slicer, it will make larger slices much easier to cut. (The bowl I brought was covered with slices from a Stroppel cane. The lines between the slices were joined with ropes of clay.)


  • Chalks, soft paint brush about 1/4 inch wide
  • Crayons
  • Acrylic paints with brush
  • Stamps
  • Alcohol inks, alcohol in spray bottle, rubber glove, paper towels
  • Colored markers or colored pencils
  • Pearl powders
  • Glitter
  • Metallic leaves
  • Molds