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Clay soup bowl

Clay soup bowl

The top of the howl will he wider than the sides if you put on a longer coil. It will he narrower if you put on a shorter coil.
A coil can also he used for a handle on the side of the howl.
Paint the howl with a mixture of tempera and some detergent. When the paint is dry, cover it with shellac.

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Clay pottery bowl

Clay pottery bowl

Painting the clay bowl
Now you are ready to paint the bowl.
Mix tempera with about a spoonful of liquid detergent. Clay is oily, and the detergent helps the paint to stick to the bowl. If the paint does not stick well, add more detergent.
When the paint is dry, cover the bowl with shellac to protect the paint.

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Make a clay bowl

Make a clay bowl

A CLAY BOWL
Materials
hardening clay
tempera paint
liquid detergent
shellac
an old sheet or a piece of cloth
Lay cloth on table or floor.
Put a large lump of clay on it. Squeeze and mash the clay to get rid of air holes and soft spots, and roll it into a ball.
Punch a hole in the center of the ball.
Use your fingers to make the hole larger and larger until the clay is shaped like a bowl.

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