Make an awesome bubbled ceramic frog

Make an awesome bubbled ceramic frog

Bubbling is a great technique that I recently learned at a Ceramajam workshop put on by Bisque Imports. The process is easy and a lot of fun, so it’s a great project for kids or adults. You use a mixture of glaze and soap water and the bubbles carry a glaze residue to the surface of your piece. The end result is a neat bubbly circle pattern that can do a lot to add depth and interest to your work. It really looks like you spent a lot more time than it takes! Scroll down to get started, click the photos to see them bigger in a new window.   What you need: Ceramic bisque piece Two or more contrasting colors of ceramic underglaze (I used Duncan Concepts Light Kiwi and Dark Wintergreen) Small cup Straw Dish soap Water Paintbrush and additional colors for detailing (optional) Waterproof/easy clean work surface   I thought the bubbling pattern would make the perfect texture for a frog, so I chose “Mr. Frog” (Item#: 1508 from Bisque Imports) for this tutorial.First, you want to put a nice even coat or two of your lighter base color on the piece and let that get good and dry. In a small cup, mix a quarter-sized amount of the darker glaze color, dish soap (just a few drops will do it), and a few tablespoons of water with a straw. Begin to blow bubbles in the mixture with the straw until they start to fill up the cup and eventually overflow. Move your cup around above your piece and let the bubbles spill out and fall...