- Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 April 2019 17:53
- SB-127 Teapot
- SW-108 Green Tea, SW-301 Iron Wash
- BT-910 Synthetic Sponge, DSS-0105 Stripes, AC-310 Silkscreen Medium, CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
- Palette, Palette knife, tape, squeegee
- Begin with a properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
- Thin SW-108 Green Tea with water (3:1). Pour to the inside, roll to coat interior and pour out excess through the spout while rotating to coat spout. Keep inverted until excess glaze is poured out.
- On a palette, with a palette knife, thicken SW-301 Iron Wash with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter.
- Tape a vertical line on the teapot or registration. Hold the small stripes from DSS-0105 Stripes so they are in a horizontal direction, with the shiny side up on the teapot.
- Use a squeegee to apply the thickened SW-301 Iron Wash over the screen (starting at the taped line). Since the teapot is a rounded shape, you can only screen 2-3 inches of the shape before the screen starts to wrinkle. Remove the screen before that happens. Tape off a line over the screened section that will give you a vertical line, for registration purposes. Sponge off the screening that is beyond the tape.
- Match up the stripe screen to the previous section of stripes on the teapot. There is no need to wash the screen before using it again in this case.
- Repeat the sections of stripes to fill in the body of the teapot and lid.
- Using the handle-end of CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, dot the spout and handle with SW-301 Iron Wash.
- Once dry, using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, brush 4 coats of SW-108 Green Tea over the entire teapot.
- With a dampened sponge clean off the bottom of the teapot and the foot of the lid.
- Place the lid on the kiln shelf, same with the teapot. Fire to cone 6.