Assorted Paintbrushes Cardboard or Parchment Paper Paper Towels Water Wooden Skewer
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1. Form clay into a round ball, then pinch your thumb in the middle. Pinch and rotate until you achieve the desired pinch pot or bowl shape.
3. Roll out excess clay flat - approximately 1/4" - 1/2" thick. Use excess clay to cut out 2 elephant ear shapes and 2 small circles for the eyes.
4. To attach the ears and eyes to the bowl body, score cross-hatch grooves onto each joining surface. For example, score the underside of one ear and the outside bowl area on which the ear will be positioned. Once scored, apply a layer of watered down clay to each scored surface and attach the the pieces together. As each piece is attached to the bowl body, use your finger to blend the shapes together with water.
5. Roll excess clay into two thin worm-like shapes. Attach one clay strand to the bowl body to create a small handle resembling an elephant trunk. Attach the second clay strand directly to the backside of the bowl body to create the tail.
6. Once clay is dry, use an assortment of Cover Coat paints to paint the project.
7. To create this project, paint the inside of the project with 3 coats of Neon Yellow. Paint the outside surface and elephant trunk with 3 coats of Deep Purple, leaving the 2 eye shapes unpainted. Paint a smaller circle within each eye shape with 3 coats of Cobalt Crystal Black.
8. Allow project to dry completely for 5-7 days, or until clay is no longer cool to the touch.
9. Fire the completed project to cone 04.
10. Once fired, dip project in Pure Brilliance and fire to cone 06.