Earthenware Cupcakes and Doughnuts

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • Handmade, white earthenware clay

Color
  • SC-1 Pink-a-Boo

  • SC-5 Tiger Tail

  • SC-11 Blue Yonder

  • SC-14 Java Bean

  • SC-16 Cotton Tail

  • SC-34 Down to Earth

  • SC-45 My Blue Heaven

  • SC-74 Hot Tamale

  • SG-701 Stardust

  • SG-702 Celebration

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner

 

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Designer: Carmen Allen
 

Description

South Korean ceramicist Jae Yong Kim creates tasty looking donut designs inspired by pop culture and famous artworks. They may look good enough to eat but are for display only. The realistic pastries are actually hand-sculpted from clay, painted and glazed, and often adorned with glitter. Students will mix a pop culture icon and a sweet treat to create a one of a kind ceramic creation.

Objectives

  • Students will experience the use of clay on a pottery wheel
  • Students will gain firsthand knowledge of how to create a 3D sculpture out of clay
  • Students will interpret a pop culture icon with their own original work 
Instructions

Earthenware Cupcakes

Creating the cupcakes

  1. Measure out and wedge about 1.5 lbs of white earthenware clay.
  2. Throw a narrow dome and close it.
  3. Use a rib to flatten the sides to create the wrapper.
  4. Apply slip to the top while the wheel is spinning to create a swirl texture.
  5. Use a wire to cut off the wheel and when it’s leather hard use a serrated rib to add texture to the wrapper.
  6. Roll a ball, slip and score to add a cherry on top.
  7. Let dry completely.
  8. Fire to shelf cone 04

To hand-build instead of throw replace steps 2 and 3. Connect a long, narrow slab (the wrapper) to another slab that has been formed in a bowl (cupcake top).

Glazing the cupcakes

  1. Using Stroke and Coat colors, apply 3 coats of glaze to the icing, the wrapper, and the cherry. (SC-1 Pink-a-Boo, SC-5 Tiger Tail, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-16 Cotton Tail, SC-34 Down to Earth, SC-45 My Blue Heaven, and SC-74 Hot Tamale were used on the Pictured cupcakes)
  2. Apply 1-2 Coats of either Speckta-Clear glaze SG-701 Stardust or SG-702 Celebration glazes over the Stroke and Coats to add extra pizzaz!
  3. Fire to shelf cone 05/06

Earthenware Doughnuts

Creating the doughnuts

  1. Measure out and wedge about 1 lb of white earthenware clay.
  2. Throw a closed tube on the wheel.
  3. Use a wire tool to cut the tube off of the wheel and apply slip to create the icing on the top of the doughnut.
  4. Roll out a tiny coil and cut into ½” pieces to create sprinkles and attach them into the slip icing.
  5. Let dry completely.
  6. Fire to shelf cone 04

To hand-build instead of throw replace step 2, extrude a tube and attach the top to bottom to create a closed tube.

Glazing the doughnuts

  1. Using Stroke and Coat colors, apply 3 coats of glaze to the icing and the doughnut. (SC-1 Pink-a-Boo, SC-5 Tiger Tail, SC-14 Java Bean, SC-16 Cotton Tail, and SC-74 Hot Tamale were used on the Pictured doughnuts)
  2. Apply 1-2 Coats of either Speckta-Clear glaze SG-701 Stardust or SG-702 Celebration glazes over the Stroke and Coats to add extra pizzaz!
  3. Fire to shelf cone 05/06

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