Floral Vase


Products Used

  • CD-1145  Flat Tulip Vase, Greenware.

  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing, FN-02 Yellow, FN-043 Bright Jade, SC-15 Tuxedo, SC-73 Candy Apple Red, SC-88 TuTu Tango, UG-1 Kings Blue, UG-91 True Teal, UG-94 Pansy Purple, UG-210 Forest Green, UG-219 Marine Blue, UG-220 Sage.

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 Script Liner, CB-110 Liner, CB-404 Pointed Round, CB-604 Soft Fan, AC-302 Wax Resist, AC-230 Clay Carbon

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Clean-up Tool, Grit Cloth, Scissors, Pencil, Aluminum Foil, Tile or Pallet, Liquid Detergent, Synthetic Sponge, Plastic Cup

  • Pattern: Download 


CD1145 floral
Designer: William Pulse


  1. Clean the greenware using a Clean-up Tool to remove the seams and detail the lip of the vase. Use the Grit Cloth to further dress down the seams of the vase.
  2. Moisten a Synthetic Sponge and wipe down the ware to remove any dust and debris. Check the inside surface for imperfections and debris before firing.
  3. Place the pattern onto the ware. Using a Pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon to transfer only the flower portion of the design at this time. Condition CB-404 Pointed Round with Liquid Detergent by dabbing the bristles into the soap. Lightly blot the brush but Do Not rinse the brush. Place some AC-302 Wax Resist onto some Aluminum Foil. Apply one heavy coat of Wax to the flower portion of the pattern. No need to apply more than one coat. Let dry.
  4. On a Tile or Pallet place some of UG-91, UG-94, UG-210 Forest Green and UG-219 Marine Blue. Start on the right corner of the vase and apply some UG-94 Pansy Purple using CB-604 Soft Fan working down the side of the vase and towards the middle.
  5. Without washing the brush, pick up some UG-219 Marine Blue and brush over the wet edge of the purple area working downward and towards (diagonally) the left side of the vase. Work the brush back and forth where the two colors overlap creating a blending of color. There should be no harsh edge, but a gradual transformation from one color to the next. The vase should be about two-thirds of being covered.
  6. Load the unwashed brush and apply some UG-91 True Teal to the remaining portion of the vase, wet blending the edge of the Marine Blue into the True Teal area.
  7. Pick up some UG-210 Forest Green and wet blend the left portion of the base on the vase. This color should be darkest at the left portion of the base. If there are any beads of color on the wax, moisten a Sponge and blot off any excess color. Repeat this step until 3 coats of each color has been applied.
  8. As you look at the vase you should see a subtle blending of colors diagonally from the purple on the right side of the vase transitioning into the blue-green to the darkest green at the foot. Transfer or freehand the leaves onto the pattern.
  9. Apply two coats of UG-220 Sage using CB-110 Liner to the leaves excluding the one on the far left. Apply some thinned UG-1 Kings Blue to this portion. Shade the Sage portion of the leaves with some UG-91 True Teal using CB-404 Pointed Round.
  10. Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 03-04.
  11. Use a moistened Sponge to wipe off the flower area to remove any lingering specks of fired color. Check the inside of the vase for any fired debris as well. While working quickly, rotate the vase to cover the inside with glaze. Once the inside is completely covered, pour out the excess glaze and invert to dry. Remove any drips from the outside of the vase with a moistened sponge.
  12. Apply 3 coats of FN-02 Yellow to the flower using CB-404 Pointed Round. Starting with the top left petal to apply 1 coat of SC-73 Candy Apple Red using CB-106 Script Liner. Use some water to lighten the color towards the flower center. The petal to the right of the first petal is a wash of SC-73 Candy Apple Red. You should be able to see some yellow coming through the red. To the petal below the first painted petal, apply 1 coat of SC-88 TuTu Tango fading the color towards the center. Paint in washes of TuTu Tango on the remaining petals overlapping slight where the red meets on the second petal. Slightly thin some SC-15 Tuxedo. Load CB-106 Script Liner with water and tip it in the thinned black. Shade the throat of the flower to where the darkest coloring is in the center of the flower. This shading should be subtle and not dominant on the flower. Paint in the stamens with thinned SC-15 Tuxedo using CB-110 Liner. Do not make them appear too dark, they should be rather faint in appearance.
  13. Apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the leaves on the pattern. Try to not get any glaze on the background areas of the vase.
  14. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.

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