Jim and I painted cornflowers, fall leaves, and grapes on greenware pumpkins yesterday at the North Coast Clay Pots I.A.D.C.C.T Pumpkin Seminar in Risingsun, Ohio. Several people painted pumpkins tonight in class. There are a couple of small pumpkins on the shelf but you should call me if you want to order one. We are NOT cutting out jack-o-lantern faces unless there is a special order.
The first picture here is the project picture from the tech sheet we used at yesterday’s seminar. Next is my large pumpkin, and finally, Jim’s. These were painted with Cover Coats (for solid coverage) and EZ strokes (translucent), two types of Duncan underglazes. You need to use them on greenware or on soft bisque. [firing to 020 prevents breakage]These pieces need to be fired to cone 03 or 04, then clear glazed and fired again. I am assured that these colors are much more brilliant than Concepts (which are underglazes developed for use on bisque).
Pumpkins that you can order. If painted with glazes these can be used for casseroles or the smaller ones for candy dishes.
Soft pumpkins. These are designed to look like made of fabric. If painted with underglazes instead of stains you can still add detailing and they can be used for food.
1 plate, 2 candy dish, 3 decoration, 4 windowsill display
Here are some practical use pumpkins.
1 jar lid cover (fill a mason jar with candy corn), 2 pumpkins & mums design painted on a 15″ platter, 3 pumpkin cup holds 14 oz., 4. pumpkin-face tea-light cups.
Masked bears with pumpkins
More things with pumpkins
Where having Fun is why we come!
As you can see, some of our pumpkins are for Halloween but others are not. Several are available on the shelf but if you see something you want, just call.