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Vintage Crackle Snowman

Designer Marcia Roullard

Skill Level: Basic

Products Used

Bisque

  • MB- 1473 Vintage Snowman

    Color

  • SC-2 Melon-Choly
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
  • SC-43 Lettuce Alone
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-75 Orange A Peel
  • SC-76 Cara-bein Blue
  • SC-81 Cinnamon Stix
  • SG-302 Snowfall

    Decorating Accessories

  • ST-129 Mini Fern Stamp
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-106 Script Liner
  • CB-202 Detail

    Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Snowflake punch
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • 1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

    2. Using the CB-604-Soft Fan Brush and the CB-106 Script Liner apply three coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the hat band and jacket.

    3. Use CB-604 Soft Fan and CB-106 Script Liner and apply SC-81 Cinnamon Stix into the shadow areas of the jacket i.e. fold of jacket or where the arm and body meet. On the third coat, blend SC-74 Hot Tamale into the SC-81 Cinnamon Stix, works easiest when the glaze is still wet.

    4. Using the CB-016 Script Liner apply three coats of SC-43 Lettuce Alone to the scarf. Use CB-106 Script Liner to apply a thin coat of SC-36 Irish Luck into the detail folds for a shadow, blend into the Lettuce Alone.

    5. Use the CB-604 Soft Fan brush to apply two coats of SG-302 Snowfall to the head and body of the Snowman. Try to go around the eyes and nose, if it does get onto the eyes and nose, wipe it back. You may need use CB-106 Script Liner and the CB-604 Soft Fan.

    6. Sponge SC-2 Melon-choly on the cheeks of the snowman, lightly around the edges.

    7. Brush SC-15 Tuxedo to the buttons, mittens and hat, two coats, use CB-106 Script Liner.

    8. Use SC-36 Irish Luck to stamp the scarf with ST-129 Mini Fern Stamp, use a foam roller or sponge-on-a-stick to apply to the stamp. Use a gentle up and down punching or lightly roll over the stamp. The key is to keep the glaze on the surface of the design and avoid the lower recessed areas.

    9. Scrape off the excess snowfall on the eyes, and nose - if it is on the areas. Using the CB-106 Script Liner apply two coats of SC-16 Cottontail to the eyes. The rest of the steps will us the CB-202 Detail liner for the eyes and mouth. Mix together a small amount of SC-16 Cotton Tail and SC-76 Cara-bein Blue for a lighter shade of blue for the eyes, apply two coats. On the second coat use SC-76 straight on the outer edge to give shading. The pupil is one coat of SC-15 Tuxedo. Use CB-202 Detail for the eyes, and CB-110 Liner to outline the eyes and mouth.

    10. Use the CB-10 Script Liner and apply 1-2 coats of SC-75 Orange-A-Peel for the nose.

    11. Punch out two large snowflakes, use the negative of the punch (open hole of the snowflake). Brush water over the space on the jacket for the snowflake and press the paper negative snowflake on the jacket. Press a paper towel over the snowflake to remove any gapes and make sure it is firm on the jacket. Apply two coats of SC-16 Cottontail to the snowflake opening so it is a faded look. Remove the paper.

    12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.

    Zig Zag Cup

    Designer Marcia Roullard

    Skill Level: Basic

    Time:1.5 hours

    Products Used

    Bisque

    • SB-120 Latte Cup

    Colour

    • SC-74 Hot Temale
    • UG-51 China White
    • SW-100 Stoneware Clear
    • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
    • SG-403 Red Designer Liner

    Decorating Accessories

    • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
    • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge 
    1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. Using a CB-6041 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of UG-51 White Underglaze to the body of the mug.
    3. On a Mat Board, cut strips of copy paper with the Olfa Wave Cutter in various widths at least as long as the mug.
    4. Use the paper to stripe the mug, leaving space between. Brush area with some water to get the paper to adhere to the Underglaze.
    5. When dry, use the SG-401 Black Designer Liner and the SG-403 Red Designer Liner to make tight horizontal lines on the empty space between the paper stripes.
    6. Pull off the paper. Allow to dry.
    7. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats SC-74 Hot Tamale to the inside and the handle of the Latte Cup.
    8. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of SW-001 Stoneware Clear glaze to the outside of the Latte Cup (not the handle).
    9. With a damp sponge, wipe off any excess glaze off the bottom of the cup.
    10. Place on a high-fired kiln washed kiln shelf.
    11. Do Not Stilt and make sure the handle of the Latte Cup is not hanging over the kiln shelf.
    12. Fire to shelf cone 5/6. 
    • Pencil
    • Olfa Rotary Wave Cutter
    • Mat Board
    • Plain Copy Paper 

    Pink Cobalt Swirl

    Designer Marcia Roullard

    Skill Level: Basic

    Time:2 hours

    Products Used

    Bisque

    • SB-104 Rimmed Salad Plate
    • SB-105 Rimmed Dinner Plate
    • SB-106 Rimmed Bowl
    • SB-109 Lisa Mug Mug
    • SB-110 Desert Bowl

    Colour

    • SW-127 Olivine
    • SW-251 Pink Opal
    • SW-305 Colbalt Wash

    Decorating Accessories

    • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
    • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge 
    1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. To apply the colors, center one piece at a time on a banding wheel.
    3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of SW-305 Cobalt Wash working into a spiral from the center out.
    4. Continue using the banding wheel, apply 1 coat of SW-251 Pink Opal, next, 1 coat of SW-127 Olivine, and last another coat of SW-251 Pink Opal. The last coat is applied heavy in the center of the plate, then push the glaze into a spiral out to the edge of the plate, should be thinner at the edge. The backs of the plates and bowl are done the same way.
    5. With a damp sponge, wipe off any excess glaze off the foot of plate.
    6. Place on a high-fired kiln washed kiln shelf.
    7. Do Not Stilt and make sure the plate is not hanging over the kiln shelf.
    8. Fire to shelf cone 5/6.
    • Banding Wheel

    Blu-Bot

    Designer Marcia Roullard

    Skill Level: Basic

    Time:2 hours

    Products Used

    Colour

    • SC-11 Blue Yonder 
    • SC-15 Tuxedo 
    • SC-13 Grapel 
    • SC-24 Dandelion 
    • SC-27 Sour Apple 
    • SC-74 Hot Tamale 
    • SC-88 Tu Tu Tango 
    • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

    Decorating Accessories

    • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
    • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
    • CB-602 #2 Soft Fan
    • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

    Bluebot

    1. Prepare a 1/4" slab approximately 8 1/2" x 14 for all the robot parts: body, feet, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, cylinder top and bottom.
    2. The lid & base: you'll need 5 circular pieces: 2-3", 1-2 1/2" and two 2" pieces. Set aside one 3" piece for the base. Stack the 2 1/2" on the 3" piece, then stack the 2" piece on the 2 1/2" piece. Score and apply slip to each piece prior to stacking. Score and attach the second 2" piece centered to the bottom of the 3" piece. This piece serves as a lip to keep the lid from sliding off the cylinder.
    3. Prepare body according to cylinder directions; attached base using 3" clay circle.
    4. Cut holes in the center of the lid for any wires or parts you wish to add.
    5. A toothpick was used to create indentations around each row on the lid.
    6. Legs: cut 2 strips approximately 1-1 1/2" wide x 4" long. Using the 1" dowel, wrapped in paper (so the clay doesn't stick to it) as a form, wrap the clay strips around the dowel, trim and cut as recommended in the cylinder formation directions. Attach to the bottom of the cylinder. Note: The legs should provide stability and protect against wobbling or tipping. The legs may need to be reshaped into oblong ovals to provide better stability.
    7. Eyes: Cut two strips of clay 1/2" wide x 3" long for the eyes. Use the 3/4" dowel to make eye sockets - as above with the legs. Slip attach to the eye sockets to the body and poke holes through the eyes sockets and through the body for light bulbs.
    8. Ears: Cut two pieces of clay 1" x 2" and two pieces 3/4" x 1 1/2". Texture the smaller pieces. Score and slip attach the smaller one over the larger then score and slip to the body for the ears. Cut holes for the fuses.
    9. Cut a piece of clay 1/2" x 2 1/2", texture it. Score and slip attach for the mouth.
    10. Cut a piece of clay 1 1/4" x 1 1/4", texture it. Score and slip attach for the nose, bending it to curve it out.
    11. Roll 14 small balls of clay and attach in-between the eyes and ears - or however you wish to - to create eye brows.
    12. Score the body to add texture to it. Allow to dry.
    13. Bisque Fire to shelf cone 04/05.

    Painting Blu-bot

    1. Using a CB-602 #2 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the body and 3 coats of SC-76 Cara-bein Blue to the legs.
    2. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-88 Tu Tu Tango to the mouth. Apply 2 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the first layer of the ears and 2 coats of SC-13 to the upper areas of the ears and nose.
    3. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-24 Dandelion to the inside of the eyes and 2 coats of SC-27 Sour Apple to the outside of the eyes.
    4. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the beads on the sides of the eyes and detail the mouth.
    5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats SC-74 Hot Tamale to the bottom and top ring on the lid and 3 coats of SC-88 Tu Tu Tango to the center ring. Detail with SC-15 Tuxedo.
    6. Apply S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing. Allow to dry.
    7. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.
    • Touthpick 
    • 1" Dowell Rod 
    • 3/4" Dowell Rod 
    • Paper 
    • Assorted machine or electrical parts: Fuses, Small Light Bulbs, Wire, etc. 
    • Hand Built Cylinder

    Elemental Bird Feeder

    Designer Marcia Roullard

    Skill Level: Basic

    Time:1 hour

    Products Used

    Bisque

    • MB-1300 - Bird Feeder/Water
    • MB-1301 - Birds

    Colour

    • EL-118 - Blue Grotto
    • EL-208 - Moss Creek
    • PC-601 - Clear Cascade
    • PC-602 - White Cascade
    • SC-15 - Tuxedo

    Decorating Accessories

    • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner
    • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan 
    1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of EL-118 Blue Grotto to all pieces.
    3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 Coat of EL-208 Moss Creek.
    4. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 plopped coat of PC-602 White Cascade here and there on all pieces.
    5. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 plopped coat of PC-601 Clear Cascade here and there on all pieces. Allow to dry.
    6. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply some vein lines with SC-15 Tuxedo.
    7. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06. Note: You can fire the pieces together or glue after firing.

    Zany Chicken

    Designer Marcia Roullard

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Time:2 hours

    Products Used

    Bisque

    • CD-1147 - Chubby Gourd


    Colour

    • FN-001 - White 
    • SC-5 - Tiger Tail 
    • SC-15 - Tuxedo 
    • SC-16 - Cotton Tail 
    • SC-74 - Hot Tamale 
    • SC-75 - Orange-A-Peel 
    • SC-76 - Cara-bein Blue 


    Decorating Accessories

    • AC-213 - Sponge on a Stick - 1 1/4"Diameter 
    • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges 
    • CB-106 - #6 Script Liner 
    • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan 
    • CD-1078 - Design Press Tools
    1. Cast gourd on the heavy side. Keep it leather hard.
    2. Roll out clay ¼" thick using a rolling pin on canvas.
    3. Trace chicken parts pattern onto the clay.
    4. Using a Fettling Knife, cut out and remove the excess clay.
    5. Use the CD-1078 Press Tools to press in a pattern in the cone and waddle.
    6. Attach parts to the gourd as shown in the picture by scoring and applying slip/clay slurry to the parts. For the tail, cut a slit in the gourd then put the end of the tail inside about ¼" for extra support. Roll a coil of clay and put underneath the tail. Prop until leather hard.
    7. For the eyes, take a ball of clay and press in the CD-1078 Press Tools Spiral Tool and attach to the gourd.
    8. Allow to throughly dry.
    9. Bisque fire to shelf cone 04.

    Painting Directions

    1. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of FN-001 White to the body of the chicken.
    3. Wet some cheese cloth. Dampen the glaze with a wet sponge. Spread the cheesecloth over the body of the chicken, cutting when necessary to go around the body parts. Brush back over the cheesecloth with thinned FN-001 White glaze to get the cheese cloth to stick.
    4. When dry, apply 2 coats of SC-76 Cara-bein Blue to the body of the chicken. Remove the cheese cloth when the last coat begins to dry and after the shine leaves the glaze. Sponge and scrape off any of the SC-76 Cara-bein Blue that may have gotten on the other parts.
    5. Thin SC-5 tiger Tail with lots of water. With CB-106 #6 Script Liner make large loops of color over the blue and white chicken.
    6. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, brush the wings and the tail and eyes with 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail.
    7. Using the AC-213 Sponge on a Stick load the sponge with SC-5 Tiger Tail. Tap the SC-5 Tiger Tail onto your stamp. Press the stamp gently onto the wings. Allow to dry.
    8. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the cone and waddle. Dry brush SC-75 Orange-A-Peel to these parts to highlight.
    9. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-5 Tiger Tail to the beak.
    10. Apply SC-76 Cara-bein Blue for the eyes and SC-15 Tuxedo for the pupils. Allow to dry.
    11. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
    • 1/4" Wooden Slats
    • Canvas
    • Rolling Pin
    • Fettling Knife
    • Needle Tool
    • Slip/Clay Slurry
    • Pencil
    • Cheese Cloth
    • Scissors

    Rock On Dad

    Designer Marcia Roullard

    Skill Level: Basic

    Time:1 1/2 hours

    Products Used

    Bisque

    • MB-1881 Souper Mug 
    • MB-882 Rectangle Tray 

    Colour

    • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown 
    • SC-31 The Blues 
    • SC-74 Hot Tamale 
    • FN-001 White 
    • FN-004 Red 

    Decorating Accessories

    • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan 
    • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge 
    • AC-310 Silk Screen Medium
    1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. Using A CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2-3 coats of FN-001 White to the inside of the Souper Mug and top of the Tray.
    3. Using a CB-604 Soft Fan. Water down the SC-25 Crackerjack Brown to a thin wash of color. Brush over the tray and inside of the bowl to let the color stain the white glaze. This will antique the surface. Allow to dry.
    4. Dispense a small amount of SC-74 Hot Tamale onto a palette (plate, tile, etc) and sprinkle some AC-310 Silk Screen Medium onto the SC-74 Hot Tamale; use the palette knife to mix.
    5. The AC-310 Silk Screen Medium will cause the glaze to thicken. Allow to stiffen until it has the consistency of peanut butter. Properly thickened, the design will not bleed at the edges when you remove the screen.
    6. Use the same process to thicken SC-31 The Blues.
    7. Lay the screen in position on the tray; use your finger to apply the thickened SC-74 Hot Tamale in the red areas and the thickened SC-31 The Blues into the blue area. Just rub the color over the screen, pull up to remove the screen, clean the screen gently in warm water. Dry flat.
    8. Proceed to finish the guitar and the crown inside of the mug.
    9. Using A CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-004 Red to the oust side of the Souper Mug and the Tray. Allow to dry.
    10. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.
    • Pencil
    • Palette Knife
    • Silk Screen - Zip Screen (item # WZV24279) Walmart

    Blue Firs

    Designer Leah Cotton

    Skill Level: Basic

    Time:1.5 hours

    Products Used

    Bisque

    • MB-135 Asian Flair Mug 


    Colour

    • FN-006 - Blue 
    • FN-014 - Antique White 
    • SC-12 - Moody Blue 
    • SC-15 - Tuxedo 
    • SC-30 - Blue Dawn 
    • SC-36 - Irish Luck 
    • SC-41 - Brown Cow 
    • SC-52 - Toad-ily Green 
    • SC-65 - Peri-Twinkle


    Decorating Accessories

    • AC-230 - Clay Carbon Paper 
    • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges 
    • CB-106 - #6 Script Liner 
    • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner 
    • CB-406 - #6 Pointed Round 
    • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
    1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-014 Antique White to the outside edge of the mug. Allow to dry.
    3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-006 Blue to the inside and handle of the mug. Allow to dry.
    4. Either trace the pattern using AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil or free hand sketch it onto the outside of the MB-135 Asian Flair Mug.
    5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner and CB-406 #6 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of SC-12 Moody Blue (dark), SC-30 Blue Dawn (medium) and SC-65 Peri-Twinkle (light) to the tree tops in a random pattern. Try not to get the same color next to each other.
    6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply a light wash of SC-52 Toad-ily Green to the bottom section of grass. You can go all over the base of the tree too. This can be painted over later. Make the brush wetter to create a wash effect, but not too wet so it doesn't run. Allow to dry.
    7. Using SC-36 Irish Luck apply 1 coat to the grass at the base of the tree trunk.
    8. Using a CB-406 #6 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of SC-41 Brown Cow for the path.
    9. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, fill in the main part of the tree trunk with 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo.
    10. Using SC-15 Tuxedo and CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 1 coat and outline all of the design. Allow to dry.
    11. Apply clear glaze of choice. Allow to dry.
    12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
    • Pencil

    Accent Stein

    Designer Marcia Roullard

    Skill Level: Basic

    Time:1 hour

    Products Used

    Bisque

    • MB-1165 - Stein 


    Colour

    • SA-002 - Black Accents 
    • SA-001- Red Accents 
    • SC-6 - Sunkissed 
    • SC-11 - Blue Yonder 
    • SC-15 - Tuxedo 
    • SC-75 - Orange-A-Peel 
    • S-2101 - Crystal Clear Brushing


    Decorating Accessories

    • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges 
    • CB-106 - #6 Script Liner
    1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. Using a pencil, sketch spiral shapes on the stein. Refer to the photo for design ideas.
    3. Using SA-002 Black Accents, outline the spirals.
    4. Using SA-002 Black Accents and SA-001 Red Accents, add zigzag lines to fill in the background in between the spirals. Allow to dry.
    5. Using a CB-106#6 Script Liner, apply a thin coat of SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-11 Blue Yonder and SC-75 Orange-A-Peel inside the spirals.
    6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 -3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the inside, handle and base of the stein.
    7. Apply S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing. Allow to dry.
    8. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
    • Pencil

    Cascading Latte Cup

    Designer Staff Artist

    Skill Level: Basic

    Time:1 hour

    Products Used

    Bisque

    • MB-122 - Venti Latte Cup 

    Colour

    • FN-009 - Black 
    • EL-107 - Amber Ash 
    • EL-115 - Iron Moss 
    • EL-120 - Black Ice 
    • PC-602 - White Cascade 
    • SC-15 - Tuxedo 

    Decorating Accessories

    • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan 
    • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
    1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. Thin slightly FN-009 - Black and roll the inside of the mug with the glaze. Pour out excess glaze and leave upside down to drain. Wipe off any drips of glaze on the outside of the mug with a damp sponge.
    3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of EL-107 Amber Ash to the outside of the mug.
    4. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of EL-120 Black Ice to the top section of the mug.
    5. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of EL-107 Amber Ash to the entire outside of the mug.
    6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of EL-115 Iron Moss to the lower portion of the mug and the handle.
    7. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of PC-602 White Cascade to the area glazed with the EL-115 Iron Moss, receding from the bottom about 1".
    8. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, splatter the piece with SC-15 Tuxedo. Allow to dry.
    9. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

    Flowers on Canvas

    Designer Claire Lockett

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Time:1.5 hours

    Products Used

    Bisque

    Colour

    • FN-009 Black
    • FN-001 White
    • FN-013 Light Yellow
    • CG-753 Sassy Orange
    • S-2715 Spotted Kiwi
    • FN-033 Mediterranean Teal
    • FN-007 Green
    • S-2101 Natural Clear

    Decorating Accessories

    • 5807-11 Sgraffito Tool
    1. Make sure your bisque is thoroughly clean.
    2. Use the FN-009 Black as a base coat.
    3. Once dry, pencil on your flower design.
    4. Colour the petals in with FN-001 White, and then use FN-013 Light Yellow on petals, and CG-753 to the centres, and S-2715 Spotted Kiwi to the stems.
    5. Whilst this is still damp, outline the petal shapes with a sgraffito tool.
    6. Glaze the top part of the piece with FN-033 Mediterranean Teal, and the lower part with FN-007 Green.
    7. Using the sgraffito tool, draw circles of varying sizes into the damp glaze. Try to make sure that all circles touch.
    8. Once dry, coat with S-2101 for a glossy finish, and fire to 1000 degrees C.