Shaving Cream Marbleized Ceramic Bowls

When my daughter and I shopped for her new apartment in LA, we searched for cute, little, multi-use bowls and couldn’t find any. Hon, you know what a ceramicist says when she can’t find what she’s looking for? You guessed it…”I can make that!” Combine that with wanting to try a new glazing technique and voilà-shaving cream marbleized ceramic bowls!

Fill pan with shaving cream and then spread shaving cream evenly.
Drizzle different colors of underglaze. Swirl colors together. I wondered about using underglaze versus glaze, but the underglaze adheres to the clay body better, whereas in the kiln the glaze may run.
Roll bisqued pieces in shaving cream/underglaze mixture. Carefully rinse off shaving cream and let pieces dry fully before firing.
Fresh out of the kiln!

I’m definitely going to try this glazing technique again. Now I have to throw some more bowls…

6 thoughts on “Shaving Cream Marbleized Ceramic Bowls

    1. You don’t have to, but I did so that the pieces would be a) glossy, and b) water resistant. If you don’t mind a matt finish or the pieces will be on display and not used, then a clear glaze isn’t necessary.

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