Wavy Trinket Bowls

Quick Crafts


this is such a simple technique with such a beautiful result! for a truly elegant look, paint the rim of your wavy bowls with a gold paint pen. it adds the perfect touch.

30 minutes

maker checklist

  • oven-bake clay
  • rolling pin
  • knife
  • small bowl – oven safe 
  • parchment paper (optional)
  • gold paint pen
  • Sculpy glaze (satin finish)



start with a piece of clay about the size of a clementine, and divide it into smaller pieces. knead them until they are soft and easy to work with, then combine them back into a single ball.


roll the softened clay into a uniform sheet, about 1/8 to 1/4 inches thick.


cut the clay sheet into a circle, oval, or wavy design about 5-8in across. don’t worry about making it perfectly shaped!


drape the clay over the dome of an inverted oven-safe bowl *or* place the clay sheet inside the bowl, right-side up.


shape the edges of the clay gently to create waves. hold a section of clay against the bowl with one hand, while the other hand pushes or pulls a section away from the bowl.


sometimes shaping the wave with just one finger does the trick.


bake the clay according to the package instructions. we baked ours at 275 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. the clay will come out slightly flexible and will harden as it cools.


cool completely! then carefully remove the clay from the bowl.


paint the edges of the clay bowl using neon acrylic paint or a gold paint pen to add a decorative touch.


seal the clay bowl with a glaze. we used Sculpey satin glaze!