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49532 Peacock Matte Raku Vase peacock-matte-raku-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/peacock-matte-raku-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/vase_raku_rk106_web.jpg Todd Hickerson
  1.  Begin with properly fired bisque.
  2. Apply 2 coats of RK106 Peacock Matte.
  3.  Apply a third coat to the neck of the vase. This will result in a rougher textured finish.
  4.  Heat kiln to 1850°F.
  5.  At 1850°F carefully remove piece from kiln with metal tongs, and place into trash can with combustibles. Quickly place lid over can, causing reduction to occur.
  6.  Allow the combustion chamber to cool. Remove the pot and wipe carbon residue off with clean cloth.

Form

  • Earthenware bisque

Colors

  • RK106 Peacock Matte

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Metal tongs
  • Trash can with lid
  • Combustible materials
  • Cloth
Raku 410
49525 Sunshine Lisa Mug sunshine-lisa-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/sunshine-lisa-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/sb109_eg002_sw141_sc97_sw001_og805_sunshine_sunrays_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe to the mug starting just below the lip of the mug.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of SW141 White Matte to entire mug, over the engobe, stopping 2/3 from the bottom.
  5. In a ½ circle, apply 2 coats of SC097 Cant-Elope to create the sun.
  6. While the White Matte is still damp, carve the “rays” of the sun.
  7. Once the mug is dry, use the #8 Round brush (RB118) and apply 2 coats of SW001 Stoneware Clear over the rays. If this step is eliminated, overglaze will not be glossy, it will be matte.
  8. Fire to cone 6
  9. After cone 6 firing, apply lines of OG805 Premium Gold overglaze on the “rays”
  10. Let overglaze dry completely then fire to cone 019.

Form

  • SB109 Lisa Mug

Colors

  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • SW141 White Matte
  • SC097 Cant-Elope
  • SW001 Stoneware Clear
  • OG805 Premium Gold

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan brush
  • RB118 #8 Round brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49522 Opal Lustre Engobe Stack Bowl opal-lustre-engobe-stack-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/opal-lustre-engobe-stack-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_cxs118_eg003_sw219_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 2 coats of EG003 Brick Red Engobe to the bottom ½ of the bowl.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 3 coats of SW219 Opal Lustre over the top ⅓ of the bowl. 
  5. Fire to cone 6.

 

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS118 Wide Rim Stack Bowl

Colors

  • SW219 Opal Lustre
  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49518 Micro Mid Mod Vase micro-mid-mod-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/micro-mid-mod-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_cxs115_sw217_sw214_eg002_dss0163_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 2 coats of EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe, to the center of the vase.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Mix EG005 Black Engobe with AC310 silkscreen medium. This should have a consistency of pancake batter.
  5. Apply the DSS0163 Continuous Fronds Silkscreen to the middle of the vase using the Black Engobe/silkscreen mixture.
  6. With a #6 round brush (RB116) glaze the silkscreen with the following Stroke and Coat® colors:
    1. SC007 LeapinLizard
    2. SC008 Just Froggy
    3. SC043 Lettuce Alone
  7. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB-144) Apply 3 coats of SW217 Micro Cerulean 2” under the rim of the vase.
  8. With the same brush, apply 3 coats of SW214 Micro Pearl on the rim, overlapping Micro Cerulean slightly.
  9. Apply 2 coats of SW001 Stoneware Clear to the inside of the vase. 
  10. Fire to cone 6

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS115 Mid Mod Vase

Colors

  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • EG005 Black Engobe
  • SW217 Micro Cerulean
  • SW214 Micro Pearl
  • SW001 Stoneware Clear
  • SC007 Leapin’ Lizard
  • SC008 Just Froggy
  • SC043 Lettuce Alone

Decorating Accessories

  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan Brush
  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • RB116 #6 Round Brush
  • AC310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS0163 Continuous Fronds Silkscreen

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque|Silkscreens 407|411|422
49516 Purple Aster Engobe Dapple Mug purple-aster-engobe-dapple-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/purple-aster-engobe-dapple-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_cxs117_sw199_eg002_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and handle.
  3. Let dry completely. 
  4. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW199 Purple Aster to top ½ of the mug, over the engobe and entire inside of the mug.
  5. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS117 Dapple Mug

Colors

  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • SW199 Purple Aster

Decorating Accessories

  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49514 Micro Champagne Engobe Stack Bowl micro-champagne-engobe-stack-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/micro-champagne-engobe-stack-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_cxs118_sw215_eg005_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 2 coats of EG005 Black Engobe to the bottom ½ of the bowl.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 3 coats of SW215 Micro Champagne over the top ½ of the bowl. 
  5. Fire to cone 6.

 

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS118 Wide Rim Stack Bowl

Colors

  • SW215 Micro Champagne
  • EG005 Black Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49510 Micro Jade Engobe Vase micro-jade-engobe-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/micro-jade-engobe-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_cxs113_sw216_eg003_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 2 coats of EG003 Brick Red Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the vase. 
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 3 coats of SW216 Micro Jade to the top 1/2 of the vase, overlapping the engobe.
  5. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS113 Rustic Carved Vase

Colors

  • SW216 Micro Jade
  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49505 Engobe Sgraffito Latte Mug engobe-sgraffito-latte-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/engobe-sgraffito-latte-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/sb120_eg004_sw199_sc33_sc45_sc31_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1.  Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge 
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG004 Dark Brown Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and bottom 2/3 of handle.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4.  Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW199 Purple Aster to top ½ of mug and entire inside of the mug.
  5. When engobe is completely dry, apply 3 coats of the following Stroke and Coat® glazes, in 2” bands in the middle of the mug:
    1. SC033 Fruit of the Vine
    2. SC045 Blue Yonder
    3. SC031 The Blues
  6. Before Stroke and Coat® dries, using the carving tool of your choice, carve pattern into the Stroke and Coat, carefully not to carve through the engobe.
  7. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • SB120 Latte Mug

Colors

  • SW199 Purple Aster
  • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe
  • SC033 Fruit of the Vine
  • SC045 Blue Yonder
  • SC031 The Blues

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • Carving tool

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque|Sgrafitto 407|411|419
49498 Engobe Resist Nesting Bowls engobe-resist-nesting-bowls https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/engobe-resist-nesting-bowls/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/sb124_sb125_eg002_sw166_eg004_sw172_ac302_plant_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing

Small Nesting Bowl:

  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 2 coats of EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe to entire bowl.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Apply vinyl resist or lightly hand draw with a pencil leaf pattern on top of engobe.
  5. If using a vinyl resist, apply 3 coats of SW166 Norse Blue over entire engobe. Remove resist before the Engobe dries completely prior to firing. Do not fire with vinyl resist left on mug. 
  6. If hand drawing a pattern, apply (AC302) Wax Resist over the area where glaze will not be needed, using a brush dedicated solely to wax application.
  7. When wax is completely dry, apply 3 coats of SW166 Norse Blue over entire bowl.
  8. Fire to cone 6.

Medium Nesting Bowl:

  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 2 coats of EG004 Dark Brown Engobe to entire bowl.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Apply vinyl resist or lightly hand draw with a pencil leaf pattern on top of engobe.
  5. If using a vinyl resist, apply 3 coats of SW172 Macadamia over entire Engobe. Remove resist before the Engobe dries completely prior to firing. Do not fire with vinyl resist left on mug.
  6.  If hand drawing a pattern, apply (AC302) Wax Resist over the area where glaze will not be needed, using a brush dedicated solely to wax application.
  7. When wax is completely dry, apply 3 coats of SW172 Macadamia over entire bowl.
  8. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • SB125 Small Nesting Bowl
  • SB124 Medium Nesting Bowl

Colors

  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • SW166 Norse Blue
  • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe
  • SW172 Macadamia

Decorating Accessories

  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan
  • AC302 Wax Resist

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49494 Mossy Gnome Planter mossy-gnome-planter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/mossy-gnome-planter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bi_s2507_sw219_sw217_sw214_sc73_plant_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 3 coats of SW219 Opal Lustre, to the hat of Gnome and inside of planter. 
  3. Let dry completely. 
  4. With a #6 round brush (RB116) apply random lines of SW217 Micro Champagne on the Gnomes beard. Try to apply 2 good coats of glaze. 
  5. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 3 coats of SW214 Micro Pearl to the Gnome’s beard.
  6. Apply 3 coats SC073 Candy Apple Red to the nose with a #6 round brush (RB116) 
  7. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Bisque Imports S2507 Stoneware Mossy Gnome Planter

Colors

  • SW219 Opal Lustre
  • SW217 Micro Champagne
  • SW214 Micro Pearl
  • SC073 Candy Apple Red

Decorating Accessories

  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan Brush
  • RB116 #6 Round Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49492 Norse Blue Engobe Resist Latte Mug norse-blue-engobe-resist-latte-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/norse-blue-engobe-resist-latte-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/sb120_eg002_eg003_ac302_sw166_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB-144) apply 2 coats of SW 002 Speckled Buff Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and bottom 2/3 of handle. 
  3. Let dry completely. 
  4. Apply vinyl resist or lightly hand draw with a pencil leaf pattern on top of engobe.
  5.  If using a vinyl resist, apply 2 coats of Brick Red Engobe over entire Speckled Buff Engobe. Remove resist before the Brick Red Engobe dries completely prior to firing. Do not fire with vinyl resist left on mug.
  6. If hand drawing a pattern, apply (AC302) Wax Resist over the area where Brick Red Engobe will not be needed, using a brush dedicated solely to wax application.
  7.  When wax is completely dry, apply 2 coats of Brick Red Engobe over entire Speckled Buff Engobe.
  8.  When engobe is dry, apply 3 coats of SW166 Norse Blue to top 1/3 of the mug and the top of handle.
  9.  Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • SB120 Latte Mug

Colors

  • SW166 Norse Blue
  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • AC302 Wax Resist

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49490 Nimbus Engobe Latte Mug nimbus-engobe-latte-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/nimbus-engobe-latte-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/sb120_eg003_sw194_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG003 Brick Red Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the mug.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. When engobe is dry, apply 2 coats of SW194 Nimbus to top ½ of the mug and the entire handle, overlapping the Brick Red Engobe.
  5. Fire to cone 6.

 

Form

  • SB120 Latte Mug

Colors

  • SW194 Nimbus
  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49488 Ivy Engobe Latte Mug ivy-engobe-latte-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/ivy-engobe-latte-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/sb120_eg004_sw193_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG004 Dark Brown Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the mug.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. When engobe is dry, apply 2 coats of SW193 Ivy to top ½ of the mug and the entire handle, overlapping the Dark Brown Engobe.
  5. Fire to cone 6.

 

Form

  • SB120 Latte Mug

Colors

  • SW193 Ivy
  • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49486 Birch Engobe Joe Mug birch-engobe-joe-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/birch-engobe-joe-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/sb138_eg003_sw131_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of SW003 Brick Red Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and handle.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW131 Birch to top ½ of the mug, over the engobe and entire inside of the mug. 
  5. Fire to cone 6.

 

Form

  • SB138 Joe Mug

Colors

  • SW131 Birch
  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49484 Desert Dusk Engobe Joe Mug desert-dusk-engobe-joe-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/desert-dusk-engobe-joe-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/sb138_eg002_sw180_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of SW002 Speckled Buff Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and handle.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW180 Desert Dusk to top ½ of the mug, over the engobe and entire inside of the mug. 
  5. Fire to cone 6.

 

Form

  • SB138 Joe Mug

Colors

  • SW180 Desert Dusk
  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49476 Micro Champagne Engobe Vases micro-champagne-engobe-vases https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/micro-champagne-engobe-vases/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_cxs113_sw215_eg001_eg002_eg003_eg004_eg005_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB-140) apply 2 coats of each engobe to the bottom 2/3 of each vase.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats of SW217 Micro Champagne to the top 1/2 of the vases, overlapping the engobe.
  5. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS113 Rustic Carved Vase

Colors

  • SW215 Micro Champagne
  • EG001 White Engobe
  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe
  • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe
  • EG005 Black Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49472 Opal Lustre Engobe Carved Mug opal-lustre-engobe-carved-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/opal-lustre-engobe-carved-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_cxs110_sw219_over_eg004_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG004 Dark Brown Engobe  to the bottom 2/3 of the mug.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW219 Opal Lustre to top ½ of mug and entire handle along with the entire inside of the mug.
  5. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS110 Rustic Carved Mug

Colors

  • SW219 Opal Lustre
  • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49470 Sand Dollar Striped Engobe Carved Mug sand-dollar-striped-engobe-carved-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/sand-dollar-striped-engobe-carved-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_-cxs110_eg002_eg004_sw196_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #8 Round Brush (RB118) apply random stripes of EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe and EG004 Dark Brown Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and bottom 2/3 of handle.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW196 Sand Dollar to top ½ of mug and handle along with the entire inside of the mug.
  5. Fire to cone 6

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS110 Rustic Carved Mug

Colors

  • SW196 Sand Dollar
  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB118 #8 Round

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49468 Rose Quartz Engobe Carved Mug rose-quartz-engobe-carved-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/rose-quartz-engobe-carved-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_-cxs110_eg005_sw198_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG005 Black Engobe  to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and bottom 2/3 of handle.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW198 Rose Quartz to top ½ of mug and handle along with the entire inside of the mug.
  5. Fire to cone 6

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS110 Rustic Carved Mug

Colors

  • SW198 Rose Quartz
  • EG005 Black Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49466 Ivy Engobe Carved Mug ivy-engobe-carved-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/ivy-engobe-carved-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_-cxs110_eg002_sw193_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe  to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and bottom 2/3 of handle.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW193 Ivy to top ½ of mug and handle along with the entire inside of the mug.
  5. Fire to cone 6

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS110 Rustic Carved Mug

Colors

  • SW193 Ivy
  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49464 Peppered Plum Engobe Carved Mug peppered-plum-engobe-carved-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/peppered-plum-engobe-carved-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_-cxs110_eg003_sw191_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG003 Brick Red Engobe  to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and bottom 2/3 of handle.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW191 Peppered Plum to top ½ of mug and handle along with the entire inside of the mug.
  5. Fire to cone 6

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS110 Rustic Carved Mug

Colors

  • SW191 Peppered Plum
  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49462 Amaryllis Engobe Carved Mug amaryllis-engobe-carved-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/amaryllis-engobe-carved-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_-cxs110_eg004_sw192_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG004 Dark Brown Engobe  to the bottom 2/3 of the mug and bottom 2/3 of handle.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW192 Amaryllis to top ½ of mug and handle along with the entire inside of the mug.
  5. Fire to cone 6

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS110 Rustic Carved Mug

Colors

  • SW192 Amaryllis
  • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49457 Camo Engobe Bouquet Vase marbled-engobe-bouquet-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/marbled-engobe-bouquet-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bi_s2502_eg002_eg004_sw216_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 3 coats of SW216 Micro Jade to the top 1/3 of the vase.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. With a #6 round brush (RB116) apply random lines and patterns of EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe and EG004 Dark Brown Engobe to body of the vase, creating the camo effect.
  5. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Bisque Imports S2502 Stoneware Bouquet Vase

Colors

  • SW216 Micro Jade
  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan Brush
  • RB116 #6 Round Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49454 Micro Jade Engobe Savvy Planter micro-jade-engobe-savvy-planter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/micro-jade-engobe-savvy-planter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bi_s2501_sw216_over_eg001_2_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG001 White Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the planter.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. When engobe is dry, using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW216 Micro Jade to top ½ of the planter, overlapping the Black Engobe.
  5. Apply 2 coats of SW216 Micro Jade to the inside and outside of the draining tray.
  6. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Bisque Imports S2501 Stoneware Savvy Planter

Colors

  • EG001 White Engobe
  • SW216 Micro Jade

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49450 Desert Dusk Engobe Savvy Planter desert-dusk-engobe-savvy-planter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/desert-dusk-engobe-savvy-planter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bi_s2501_eg003_sw180_plant_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG003 Brick Red Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the planter.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. When engobe is dry, using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW180 Desert Dusk to top ½ of the planter, overlapping the Black Engobe.
  5. Apply 2 coats of SW180 Desert Dusk to the inside and outside of the draining tray.
  6. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Bisque Imports S2501 Stoneware Savvy Planter

Colors

  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe
  • SW180 Desert Dusk

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49444 Opal Lustre Engobe Savvy Planter opal-lustre-engobe-savvy-planter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/opal-lustre-engobe-savvy-planter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bi_s2501_sw219_over_eg002_plant_separate_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the planter.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. When engobe is dry, using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW219 Opal Lustre to top ½ of the planter, overlapping the Black Engobe.
  5. Apply 2 coats of SW219 Opal Lustre to the inside and outside of the draining tray.
  6. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Bisque Imports S2501 Stoneware Savvy Planter

Colors

  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • SW219 Opal Lustre

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49440 Ivy Engobe Savvy Planter ivy-engobe-savvy-planter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/ivy-engobe-savvy-planter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bi_s2501_eg005_sw193_separate_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of EG005 Black Engobe to the bottom 2/3 of the planter.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. When engobe is dry, using a #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW193 Ivy to top ½ of the planter, overlapping the Black Engobe.
  5. Apply 2 coats of SW193 Ivy to the inside and outside of the draining tray.
  6. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Bisque Imports S2501 Stoneware Savvy Planter

Colors

  • EG005 Black Engobe
  • SW193 Ivy

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49437 Engobe Resist Bouquet Vase engobe-resist-bouquet-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/engobe-resist-bouquet-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bi_s2502_eg002_eg003_eg004_eg005_sw176_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. With a pencil, lightly divide the vase into 4 equal parts horizontally.
  3. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB-140) apply 2 coats of the following engobes, top to bottom:
    • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
    • EG003 Brick Red Engobe
    • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe
    • EG005 Black Engobe
    1. Let dry completely.
    2. Apply vinyl resist or lightly hand draw a pencil leaf pattern on top of engobes.
    3. If using a vinyl resist, apply 3 coats of SW176 Macadamia over entire vase. Remove resist before the glaze dries completely prior to firing. Do not fire with vinyl resist left on mug.
    4. If hand drawing a pattern, apply (AC302) wax over the area where the Macadamia will not be, using a brush dedicated solely to wax application.
    5. Fire to cone 6

     

Form

  • Bisque Imports S2502 Stoneware Bouquet Vase

Colors

  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe
  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe
  • EG004 Dark Brown Engobe
  • EG005 Black Engobe
  • SW176 Macadamia

Decorating Accessories

  • AC302 Wax Resist
  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pencil
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49430 Micro Champagne and Brick Red Engobe K9 Bowl micro-champagne-and-black-engobe-k9-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/micro-champagne-and-black-engobe-k9-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_cxs112_sw214_eg003_2_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 2 coats of SW003 Brick Red Engobe to the bottom ½ of the bowl.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 3 coats of SW214 Micro Pearl over the top ½ of the bowl.
  5. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS112 K9 Casserole Bowl

Colors

  • SW214 Micro Pearl
  • EG003 Brick Red Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49425 Micro Pearl and Black Engobe Mug micro-pearl-and-black-engobe-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/micro-pearl-and-black-engobe-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/chesapeake_cxs103_sw214_over_eg005_2_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 2 coats of SW005 Black Engobe to the bottom 1/3 of the mug.
  3. Let dry completely.
  4. Using a #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 3 coats of SW214 Micro Pearl to the top 2/3 of the mug, overlapping the engobe.
  5. Fire to cone 6

Form

  • Chesapeake CXS103 Cascade Ware Mug

Colors

  • SW214 Micro Pearl
  • EG005 Black Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
47312 Blue Starlight Trees blue-starlight-trees https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/blue-starlight-trees/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/mb1608_mb1609_blue_white_antiqued_sg701_web.jpg Joyce Bruce
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan with FN211 Sheer Blue, apply 2-3 coats over the entire tree, excluding the base.
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC012 Moody Blue, apply 3 coats to the center creases around the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Script Liner with SC012 Moody Blue, apply 3 coats to the base of the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Using the Script Liner with SG-701 Star Dust, apply 1 coat, over SC012 Moody Blue, to the base of the tree.
  6. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1608 Large Starlight Tree
  • MB-1609 Small Starlight Tree

Colors

  • FN211 Sheer Blue
  • SC012 Mood Blue
  • SG701 Star Dust

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
49383 Plushy Sea Monster plushy-sea-monster https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/plushy-sea-monster/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/handbuilt_sea-monster_cg_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. Separate the 1.5 lbs of clay into 1lb and ½ lb balls.
  2. Take the 1lb ball and split it into 1/3 and 2/3 sections.
  3. Set aside the 1/3 section and cover.
  4. Roll the 2/3 section into a single thick coil that it slightly tapered on one side. This is the body/neck of the sea monster.
  5. Flatten the bottom of the thicker side by bonking it on the table.
  6. Curve the top of the thick coil over slightly.
  7. Take the remaining 1/3 of the ball and create the same shape. This will be the tail.
  8. Roll a small grape sized ball of clay from the 1/2lb ball.
  9. Create a cube of clay slightly smaller than the ball of clay.
  10. Connect cube and ball together to form the head.
  11. Scratch and attach the head to the tip of the body coil.
  12. Scratch and attach the tail coil to the back of the body coil.
  13. Create stubby flippers, fins, eyes, fin crests, and other accessories from the extra ball of clay.
  14. Scratch and attach accessories to the body of the sea monster.
  15. Carve in any extra designs with a toothpick.
  16. Carve out excess clay from the inside of the piece to thin the sculpture.
  17. Allow to fully dry. 18. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  18. Begin with properly fired bisque.
  19. Mix Blue Guppy and Seafoam 50/50
  20. Using a script liner brush, glaze the underbelly with the Jungle Gem glaze mix. 3 coats.
  21. Glaze the body with three coats of Bloomin’ Blue.
  22. Glaze the top fin (if applicable) with three coats of Seafoam.
  23. Using the detail brush, add Bloomin’ Blue in the carved lines.
  24. Allow to dry.
  25. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • 1.5lb low fire clay

Colors

  • CG974 Bloomin’ Blue
  • CG997 Seafoam
  • CG1008 Blue Guppy
  • FN009 Black
  • FN001 White

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • CB220 Detail Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Carving tools
  • Toothpick
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
49381 Shaded Crystal Dragon shaded-crystal-dragon https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/shaded-crystal-dragon/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1359_cg_2_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. Begin by wiping down the MB1359 Asian Dragon Bisque with a damp sponge to remove any dust.
  2. Using the soft fan brush, apply two coats of FN009 Black allowing the glaze to dry between coats.
  3. With a damp sponge, softly wipe back the black glaze from the raised textures on the dragon.
  4. Lightly hit the wiped back sections of the bique with the sanding pad to bring out the white of the bisque.
  5. Using the fan, script liner, and detail liner brushes, apply the Jungle Gems to the following areas with two coats of glaze:
    1. S2723 Grape Devine to the underbelly.
    2. CG756 Firecracker to the inside of the mouth.
    3. CG983 Koi Pond to the main scaled parts of the body.
    4. CG987 Tree Frog where the lower part of the fur connects to the body, going about halfway up the fur.
    5. S2729 Citrus Splash to the top section of the fur, dragging down into the Tree Frog color to create a gradient.
  6. Using the Detail Liner brush, apply three coats of Grape Devine to the eyes, removing any crystals.
  7. Using the Detail Liner brush, apply two coats of s2101 Crystal Clear brushing to the eyes, teeth, and any other places that may not have been covered with the Jungle Gems or Foundations glazes.
  8.  Allow to fully dry.
  9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1359 Asian Dragon

Colors

  • CG983 Koi Pond
  • S2723 Grape Devine
  • S2729 Citrus Splash
  • CG756 Firecracker
  • CG987 Tree Frog
  • FN009 Black
  • S2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • CB604 Soft Fan brush
  • CB202 Detail Liner brush
  • RB106 Script Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Sanding pad or soft grit sandpaper
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
49360 Astronaut Vase astronaut-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/astronaut-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1612_purple_space_jo-chavez_web.jpg Jo Chavez
  1. Paint a section of the vase using 2 coats of SC016 Cotton tail (this is where the astronaut will be sketched).
  2. While the glaze is still damp, lightly trace the astronaut shape (the tracing should leave an indent. If you press too hard and can see the bisque, fill in the area with Cotton Tail).
  3. Paint bottom on vase using 3 coats of SC015 Tuxedo avoiding painting in the astronaut.
  4. Paint top of vase using 3 coats SC104 Grape Expectations avoiding painting in the astronaut.
  5. On the face shield of the astronaut helmet, outline the interior with a wide band of SC104 Grape Expectations with 2 coats. Using a clean brush and clean water blend the edge of the interior line so it fades into the middle of the face shield. The outline that touches the astronaut helmet will remain solid.
  6. Paint the face shield with 2 coats of SC103 Lavendear. Paint over the darker purple, it will come through in the firing.
  7. Add some pink SC100 Makin Me Blush patches on the face shield.
  8. Using the same SC103 Lavendear and shade the helmet and suit.
  9. Sketch on 2 rows of fluffly rounded top clouds on the vase using a marker or pencil.
  10. The bottom row of clouds are 2 coats of SC103 Lavendear with a thin blended layer of paint blended at the bottom of the cloud.
  11. The top row of clouds are 2 coats of SC100 Makin Me Blush with a thin blended layer of paint blended at the bottom of the cloud.
  12. Outline astronaut using SC015 Tuxedo and a liner brush.
  13. Add stars, dots and white highlight on the face shield, using a liner brush or designer bottle.
  14. Paint inside of vase using 3 coats of SC103 Lavendear.
  15. Dab one coat of CG1006 Purple Reign on the base of each row of clouds and a patch on face shield.
  16. Stilt and fired to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1612 Flora Vase

Colors

  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC100 Makin’ Me Blush
  • SC103 Lavendear
  • SC104 Grape Expectations
  • CG1006 Purple Reign

Decorating Accessories

  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • RB100 #0 Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
49358 Checkered Flower Power Flora Vase checkered-flower-power-flora-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/checkered-flower-power-flora-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1612_sc_cg_checkered_plant_alana_cassel._web.jpg Alana Cassel
  1. Tape off the divide between the tapered bottom and the top part of the vase.
  2. Draw 3 horizontal, organic squiggle lines around the whole vase.
  3. Draw vertical organic squiggle lines around the whole vase, space them farther out to make big squares, space them closer to make smaller squares (farther apart recommended).
  4. Mark where you are going to paint what color. Sample uses SC102 Makin’ Me Blush and SC101 Spruce it up.
  5. Paint 3 coats of each color in respective squares.
  6. Using the dotting gyre or you can use the end of a paint brush or eraser, make 5 point dot flowers with SC102 Just Peachy.
  7. After they dry, add a dot to the center of the flowers with SC024 Dandelion.
  8. Remove the tape.
  9. Paint 2-3 coats of CG1003 Peach around the bottom.
  10. Add 3 coats of CG1003 Just Peachy or any color you want on the inside!.
  11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1612 Flora Vase

Colors

  • SC102 Makin Me Bush
  • SC101 Spruce It Up
  • SC102 Just Peachy
  • SC024 Dandelion
  • CG1003 Peach Party

Decorating Accessories

  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Dotting gyre or end of pencil or paint brush
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
49356 Patriotic Starlight Trees patriotic-starlight-trees https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/patriotic-starlight-trees/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1608_mb1609_patriotic_sp_cg_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Divide the tree sections, in groups of two. You will have a total of two sections of each color.
  3. Using a CB106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SP274 Speckled Hot Tamale to the inside of the stars and the circles on the red stripe of the tree. Then using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan apply 3 coats of SP274 Speckled Hot Tamale to the stripe.
  4. Using a CB106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SP212 Speckled Moody Blue to the inside of the stars and the circles on the blue stripe of the tree. Then using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan apply 3 coats SP212 Speckled Moody Blue to the stripe.
  5. Using a CB106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of S2731 Kaboom liquid, no crystals to the inside of the stars and the circles on the red stripe of the tree. Then using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan apply 2 coats to the S2731 Kaboom to the stripe.
  6. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN001 White to the base area of the trees. Allow to dry!
  7. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB1608 Small Starlight Tree
  • MB1609 Large Starlight Tree

Colors

  • SP212 Speckled Moody Blue
  • SP274 Speckled Hot Tamale
  • FN001 White
  • S2731 Kaboom

Decorating Accessories

  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • RB106 Script Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Glazed Tile for a Palette
  • Paper Towels
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
49354 Pinch Pot Pug pinch-pot-pug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/pinch-pot-pug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/pinchpot_pug_web.jpg Sally Meixner
  1. Start with two pounds of clay, split in half.
  2. With one pound of clay, create a pinch pot. The other pound of clay will be for creating the attachments.
  3. Lightly mark the locations for the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. For jowls, roll and flatten a short chubby coil and cut it in two. Soften edges with gentle pinching.
  5. Scratch and attach the jowl pieces.
  6. Roll and attach balls for eyes.
  7. Roll and pinch ball into nose and attach.
  8. Poke nostril holes with back of brush with an upward angle.
  9. Roll and gently flatten more coils, slip/score, winding them around eyes and snout to make heavy eyelids and wrinkles.
  10. Gently flatten short coil for tongue, pinching edges slightly thinner but leaving weight in the bulk of it to keep it strong.
  11. Scratch and attach the tongue.
  12. Scratch and attach a chubby coil under tongue for chin.
  13. Pinch two shell shapes, scratch and attach ears.
  14. Using sculpting tools, add any desired texture (whisker holes, fur, etc.).
  15. Colors are applied in order of light to dark.
  16. Everything is applied in 3 coats using a soft fan brush, or script liner brush, except for the sponged colors:
    1. FN059 body
    2. FN060 wrinkles/ ear sponged
    3. FN055 tongue
    4. FN009 & FN001 eyes
    5. FN008 lids, muzzle/ ear sponged
    6. FN009 nose
    7. FN029 eye color
  17. Allow the whole piece to completely dry.
  18. Fire to cone 04.

Form

  • 2lb low fire clay

Colors

  • FN059 Cashmere
  • FN060 Mushroom
  • FN055 Bubblegum
  • FN009 Black
  • FN001 White
  • FN008 Brown
  • FN029 Rich Chocolate

Decorating Accessories

  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • RB106 Script Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Carving tools
  • Dull pencil or ballpoint pen
  • Toothpick
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
49352 Whale Bud Vase whale-bud-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/whale-bud-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/handbuilt_whale_bud_vase_web.jpg Sally Meixner
  1. Using roughly 3 lbs of low fire clay, roll out a large slab.
  2. With the plastic card, compress the slab on both sides.
  3. Print pattern.
  4. Cut out the paper pattern pieces.
  5. Lay out pattern pieces to fit on the clay slab.
  6. Cut the pattern pieces out of the slab using a toothpick.
  7. Score marked edges as seen on the on the paper pattern for the body.
  8. Pinch and manipulate tail outwards and upwards.
  9. Scratch and attach and smooth out the connected seams.
  10. Scratch and attach fins.
  11. Cut blowhole with straw.
  12. Gently widen the hole with the end of a brush.
  13. Add decorations and details with the carving tool according to desired whale species.
  14. Using a fan brush, apply one coat of FN041 Medium Blue over textured area.
  15. Using a damp sponge, wipe back the medium blue from the raised areas, allowing the glaze to sit in the recessed areas.
  16. Using a fan brush, apply three coats of FN057 Periwinkle on the body of the whale.
  17. FN001 White for eyes, applied with back of brush.
  18. Apply a dot of FN009 Black to the eye with the tip of the toothpick.
  19. Using a fan brush, apply FN235 Celadon over textured area.
  20. Allow the whole piece to completely dry.
  21. Fire to cone 04.

Form

  • 3lb low fire clay

Colors

  • FN041 Medium Blue
  • FN057 Periwinkle
  • FN009 Black
  • FN001 White
  • FN235 Celadon

Decorating Accessories

  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pattern
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic card
  • Carving tools
  • Dull pencil or ballpoint pen
  • Toothpick
  • Scissors
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
49349 Foundations Mushroom Plate foundations-mushroom-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundations-mushroom-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb102_fn_mushroom_rays_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan with FN001 White, apply 1 coat to the front of the plate.
  3. Cut out the mushroom pattern. Wet the back and place in the center of the plate. Press around the edges with a damp sponge to make sure they stay down.
  4. Using the Soft Fan with FN001 White, apply 1 coat over the edges of the mushroom pattern.
  5. Using the Soft Fan with FN061 Ivory Specks, apply 3 coats to the front and back of the plate. Remove the pattern on the front of the plate before the glaze is completely dry.
  6. Allow glaze to dry completely.
  7. Using MC002 12mm Low Tack Masking Tape, apply a horizontal piece going across the front of the plate. This will separate the grass from the sky.
  8. Using the Soft Fan with FN058 Green Apple, apply 3 coats to the bottom half of the plate. Do not glaze over the mushrooms. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape before the glaze is bone dry.
  9. Using MC001 12mm Low Tack Masking Tape, tape off the bottom half of the plate. Then tape off rays coming out from the mushrooms. Use MC001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape off smaller rays.
  10. Using the Soft Fan with FN057 Periwinkle, apply 3 coats to the upper half of the plate. Do not glaze over the mushrooms. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape before the glaze is bone dry.
  11. Using the Script Liner with FN055 Bubblegum, apply 3 coats to the large mushroom cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  12. Using the Script Liner with FN056 Heather, apply 3 coats to the small mushroom cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  13. Using the Script Liner with SC006 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to the small mushroom stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  14. Using the Script Liner with SC097 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to the large mushroom stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  15. Squeeze out 1 tsp SC001 Pink-A-Boo and 1 tsp SC013 Grapel onto the palette. Dip the eraser of the pencil into SC001 Pink-A-Boo and stamp the large mushroom cap. Repeat until it is covered in dots. Dip the eraser of the pencil into SC013 Grapel and stamp the small mushroom cap. Repeat until it is covered in dots.
  16. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB102 Coupe Dinner Plate

Colors

  • FN001 White
  • FN055 Bubblegum
  • FN056 Heather
  • FN057 Periwinkle
  • FN058 Green Apple
  • FN061 Ivory Specks
  • SC001 Pink-A-Boo
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC013 Grapel
  • SC097 Cant-elope

Decorating Accessories

 

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB106 #6 Script Liner
  • MC001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape
  • MC002 12mm Low Tack Masking Tape

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pattern
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Table Top 406|403|460|461
49347 Hot Air Balloon Vase hot-air-balloon-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/hot-air-balloon-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1611_cg_fd_summer_beach_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Thin a small amount of FN057 Periwinkle with water to the consistency of coffee cream in a small cup. Pour the glaze into the vase then roll the glaze pouring it out slowly. Leave the vase upside down to drain till the shine is gone.
  3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of FN001 White to the outside of the vase.
  4. Cut out 2 copies of each pattern.
  5. Position the pattern on the piece and attach by wetting the surface with water ten place the pattern, dab with a damp sponge. When all patterns are applied dab the area with a paper towel to help secure the pattern to the piece.
  6. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN057 Periwinkle to the outside side of the vase. Allow to dry!
  7. Using a pencil and AC230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace the patterns onto the vase.
  8. Outline each design using FD258 Black Licorice French Dimensions. Allow to dry!
  9. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 3 coats of SC013 Graple and SC074 Hot Tamale to alternating stripes in the middle and bottom of the pink & purple balloon.
  10. Apply 2 puddled coats of CG1004 Berry Tart and CG1006 Purple Reign to every other stripe on the pink & purple balloon.
  11. Balloon with squares, apply 2 puddled coats of CG1002 Day Lilly to the top of the balloon and every other square then CG1008 to the other squares.
  12. Balloon with long stripes, apply 2 puddled coats of CG1003 Peach Party and CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum to every other stripe on the balloon.
  13. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 3 coats of SC041 Brown Cow to the basket of all balloons.
  14. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, detail the balloon baskets and add the strings with SC015 Tuxedo.
  15. Using a sponge, dab some SC16 to create clouds in the background then apply SG302 Snowfall over top of it to give more dimension. Allow to dry!
  16. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB1611 Blossom Vase

Colors

  • FN001 White
  • FN057 Periwinkle
  • CG1002 Day Lily
  • CG1003 Peach Party
  • CG1004 Berry Tart
  • CG1006 Purple Reign
  • CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum
  • CG1008 Blue Guppy
  • SC013 Graple
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC041 Brown Cow
  • SC074 Hot Tamale
  • FD258 Black Licorice
  • SG302 Snowfall

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • Glazed Tile for a Palette
  • Small Cup
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stylus
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
49345 Popsicle Vase popsicle-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/popsicle-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1610_cg_fd_summer_beach_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Thin a small amount of FN057 Periwinkle with water to the consistency of coffee cream in a small cup. Pour the glaze into the vase then roll the glaze pouring it out slowly. Leave the vase upside down to drain till the shine is gone.
  3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of FN001 White to the outside of the vase.
  4. Cut out 2 copies of each pattern.
  5. Position the pattern on the piece and attach by wetting the surface with water ten place the pattern, dab with a damp sponge. When all patterns are applied dab the area with a paper towel to help secure the pattern to the piece.
  6. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN057 Periwinkle to the outside side of the vase. Allow to dry!
  7. Using a pencil and AC230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace the patterns onto the vase.
  8. Outline each design using FD258 Black Licorice French Dimensions. Allow to dry!
  9. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 3 coats of SC054 Vanila Dip.
  10. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 2 puddled coats of CG1006 Purple Reign and CG1004 Berry Tart to every other stripe on the pink & purple popsicle.
  11. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 2 puddled coats of CG1009 Chery Limeade and CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum to every other stripe on the blue & Lime popsicle. Allow to dry!
  12. Using a CB104 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 thin coat of SG702 Speckta-Clear Celebration over the FN047 Periwinkle glaze
  13. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB1610 Posy Vase

Colors

  • FN001 White
  • FN057 Periwinkle
  • CG1004 Berry Tart
  • CG1006 Purple Reign
  • CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum
  • CG1009 Cherry Limeade
  • SC054 Vanila Dip
  • SG702 Speckta-Clear Celebration
  • FD258 Black Licorice

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • Glazed Tile for a Palette
  • Small Cup
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stylus
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
49340 Summer Beach Vase summer-beach-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/summer-beach-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1612_cg_fd_summer_beach_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Thin a small amount of FN060 Mushroom with water to the consistency of coffee cream in a small cup. Pour the glaze into the vase then roll the glaze pouring it out slowly. Leave the vase upside down to drain till the shine is gone.
  3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of FN001 White to the outside of the vase.
  4. Cut out 2 copies of each pattern.
  5. Position the pattern on the piece and attach by wetting the surface with water ten place the pattern, dab with a damp sponge. When all patterns are applied dab the area with a paper towel to help secure the pattern to the piece.
  6. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN059 Cashmere to the upper part of the outside side of the vase and FN057 Periwinkle to the lower half. Allow to dry!
  7. Using a pencil and AC230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace the patterns onto the vase. Remove the patterns before the glaze dries.
  8. Outline each design using FD258 Black Licorice French Dimensions. Allow to dry!
  9. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 2 puddled coats of CG1003 Beach Party to the starfish.
  10. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 2 puddled coats of CG1006 Purple Reign to one of the seashells and CG1005 Maroon Lagoon to the other seashell.
  11. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 2 puddled coats of CG1009 Chery Limeade to the main part of the shell of the turtle and CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum to edge of the shell. Allow to dry!
  12. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner apply 2 puddled coats of CG1008 Blue Guppy to the body of the turtle.
  13. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of the FN057 Periwinkle around the middle of the vase creating a wave effect followed by 1- 2 coats ofSC016 Cotton Tail then SG302 Snowfall. Allow to dry!
  14. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB1612 Flora Vase

Colors

  • FN001 White
  • FN057 Periwinkle
  • FN059 Cashmere
  • FN060 Mushroom
  • CG1003 Peach Party
  • CG1004 Berry Tart
  • CG1005 Maroon Lagoon
  • CG1006 Purple Reign
  • CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum
  • CG1008 Blue Guppy
  • CG1009 Cherry Limeade
  • FD258 Black Licorice

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Glazed Tile for a Palette
  • Small Cup
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stylus
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
49314 Micro Pearl Mushroom Mug micro-pearl-mushroom-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/micro-pearl-mushroom-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/sb100_sw214_eg002_mushroom_web.jpg Tim McPherson
  1. Using the Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe to the center section and inside of the mug.
  2. Using the Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of SW214 Micro Pearl to the inside, top and lower ribbed sections of the mug, plus the handle. Do not apply to the bottom or foot of the mug.
  3. Mix a small amount of the Silkscreen Medium to the Black Designer Liner to the constancy of peanut butter.
  4. Holding the silkscreen shiny side down in place, rub the Designer Liner mixture over the silkscreen, then carefully lift off the silkscreen.
  5. Place the silkscreen into a container of water to make cleanup easier.
  6. Place onto a well kiln washed shelf and fire to shelf cone 6.

Form

  • SB100 16oz Mug

Colors

  • SG401 Designer Liner Black
  • AC310 Silkscreen Medium
  • SW214 Micro Pearl
  • EG002 Speckled Buff Engobe

Decorating Accessories

  • CB604 # 4 Soft Fan
  • DS0165 Designer Silkscreen Mushroom

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49312 Red, White, and Blue Peacock Bowl red-white-and-blue-peacock-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/red-white-and-blue-peacock-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/sb131_sw214_red_white_blue_peacock_2_web.jpg Tim McPherson
  1. Fill the detail bottle with SW401 Light Flux.
  2. Create 2 rows of scalloped lines on the rim of the bowl with the Light Flux/Detail Bottle.
  3. Using a pencil eraser, dip into the SC074 Hot Tamale and dot the first row, being generous with the color.
  4. Using a pencil eraser, dip into the SC031 The Blues and dot the 2nd row, being generous with the color.
  5. When dry, apply 2 coats of SW214 Micro Pearl to the outside, excluding the foot area, and 3 coats to the inside.
  6. Place on a well kiln washed shelf and fire to shelf cone 6.

Form

  • SB131 Modern Bowl

Colors

  • SC031 The Blues
  • SC074 Hot Tamale
  • SW214 Micro Pearl
  • SW401 Light Flux

Decorating Accessories

  • CB604 #8 Fan Brush
  • AC220 Detailer tip and bottle, 1oz

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pencil
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49297 Sunset Serving Bowl sunset-serving-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/sunset-serving-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/sb149_colorblock_geometric_sunset_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with damp sponge
  2. With tape mask off sky and water sections in desired pattern
  3. Using a pencil lightly sketch a ½ circle sun
  4. Using a #8 round brush (RB118) glaze the sky section with the following glazes, starting top to bottom:
    1. SC023 Jack O Lantern
    2. SW168 Coral Sands
    3. SC102 Just Peachy
    4. SW169 Frosted Lemon
    5. SC006 Sunkissed
    6. SC055 Yella Bout It
  5. Using a #8 round brush (RB118) glaze sun with SW503 Orange Gloss
  6. Using a #8 round brush (RB118) glaze the water section with the following glazes, starting top to bottom:
    1. SW164 Satin Patina
    2. SC101 Spruce It Up
    3. SW109 Capri Blue
    4. SW100 Blue Surf
    5. SW166 Norse Blue
    6. SC029 Blue Grass
    7. SC012 Moody Blue
  7. Fire to cone 6

Form

  • SB149 Wide Serving Bowl

Colors

  • SC023 Jack O Lantern
  • SW168 Coral Sands
  • SW 164 Satin Patina
  • SW109 Capri Blue
  • SW100 Blue Surf
  • SW166 Norse Blue
  • SW503 Orange Gloss
  • SC102 Just Peachy
  • SW169 Frosted Lemon
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC055 Yella Bout It
  • SC101 Spruce It Up
  • SC029 Blue Grass
  • SC012 Moody Blue

Decorating Accessories

  • RB118 #8 Round Brush

  • Tape
  • Pencil

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
49256 Bright Jungle Gems Fred and Ethel bright-jungle-gems-fred-and-ethel https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/bright-jungle-gems-fred-and-ethel/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1619_mb1620_bright_gradient_cg1007_cg1009_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/ks_mini_el_cg_chicken.pdf

Fred Rooster:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Script Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC097 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Script Liner with SC088 Tu Tu Tango, apply 3 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Use the pencil to draw a pupil at the top of the eyes.
  6. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to each pupil. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  7. Using the Detail Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 1 dot to each pupil.
  8. Squirt out around 1 Tbsp of SC055 Yella Bout It, SC-6 Sunkissed, and SC097 Cant-elope onto the palette.
  9. Dip the Soft Fan into SC055 Yella Bout It and glaze the inner 1/3 of the tail. While the glaze is still wet, dip the same brush into SC006 Sunkissed and blend out to the middle 1/3 of the tail. Dip the same brush into SC097 Cant-elope and blend out to the tip of the tail. Repeat 2 times for a total of 3 coats. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  10. Repeat Step #9 for each wing. Do not glaze the upper portion of the wing.
  11. Using the Script Liner with SC011 Blue Yonder, apply 3 coats to the upper portion of each wing.
  12. Using the Script Liner and Soft Fan with CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum, apply 2 coats to the rest of the rooster. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Ethyl Hen:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Script Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC097 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Script Liner with SC-88 Tu Tu Tango, apply 3 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Use the pencil to draw a pupil at the top of the eyes.
  6. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to each pupil. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  7. Using the Detail Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 1 dot to each pupil.
  8. Squirt out around 1 Tbsp of SC078 Lime Light, SC007 Leapin’ Lizard, and SC011 Blue Yonder onto the palette.
  9. Dip the Soft Fan into SC078 Lime Light and glaze the inner 1/3 of the tail. While the glaze is still wet, dip the same brush into SC007 Leapin’ Lizard and blend out to the middle 1/3 of the tail. Dip the same brush into SC011 Blue Yonder and blend out to the tip of the tail. Repeat 2 times for a total of 3 coats. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  10. Repeat Step #9 for each wing. Do not glaze the upper portion of the wing.
  11. Using the Script Liner with SC077 Glo-Worm, apply 3 coats to the upper portion of each wing.
  12. Using the Script Liner and Soft Fan with CG1009 Cherry Limeade, apply 2 coats to the rest of the hen. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1619 Fred Rooster
  • MB1620 Ethel Hen

Colors

  • CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum
  • CG1009 Cherry Limeade
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC007 Leapin’ Lizard
  • SC011 Blue Yonder
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC055 Yella Bout It
  • SC077 Glo-Worm
  • SC078 Lime Light
  • SC088 Tu Tu Tango
  • SC097 Cant-elope

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB110 10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
49253 Black and Red Jungle Gems Fred and Ethel black-and-red-jungle-gems-fred-and-ethel https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/black-and-red-jungle-gems-fred-and-ethel/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1619_mb1620_black_red_cg977_cg970_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/ks_mini_el_cg_chicken.pdf

Fred Rooster:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Script Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Script Liner with SC074 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Use the pencil to draw a pupil at the bottom of the eyes.
  6. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to each pupil. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  7. Using the Detail Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 1 dot to each pupil.
  8. Draw a scalloped line going around the rooster’s neck.
  9. Using FD254 Black Licorice, trace over the line going around the neck. Outline each feather on the tail and wings.
  10. Using the Script Liner with SC006 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to the center section on each wing. Apply 3 coats to the center section of the tail. Skip 2 sections and glaze the 3rd section down from the top on both sides of the tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  11. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the section right next to the previously glazed sections on the wings and tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  12. Using the Script Liner with SC074 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the remaining sections of the wings and tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  13. Using the Script Liner with CG970 Masquerade, apply 2 coats to the head and neck of the rooster (area above the neckline). Apply 2 coats to the upper section of each wing. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  14. Using the Script Liner and Soft Fan with CG977 Ink Spots, apply 2 coats to the rest of the rooster. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  15. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Ethyl Hen:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Script Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Script Liner with SC074 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Use the pencil to draw a pupil at the bottom of the eyes.
  6. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to each pupil. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  7. Using the Detail Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 1 dot to each pupil.
  8. Using FD254 Black Licorice, outline each feather on the tail and wings.
  9. Using the Script Liner with SC006 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to the center section on each wing. Apply 3 coats to the center section of the tail. Skip 2 sections and glaze the 3rd section down from the top on both sides of the tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  10. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the section right next to the previously glazed sections on the wings and tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  11. Using the Script Liner with SC074 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the remaining sections of the wings and tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  12. Using the Script Liner and Soft Fan with CG970 Masquerade, apply 2 coats to the rest of the hen. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1619 Fred Rooster
  • MB1620 Ethel Hen

Colors

  • CG970 Masquerade
  • CG977 Ink Spots
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC074 Hot Tamale
  • SC075 Orange-A-Peel
  • FD254 Black Licorice

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB110 10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
49248 Elements Textured Mushrooms elements-textured-mushrooms https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/elements-textured-mushrooms/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1622_mb1623_mb1624_el_birch_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Elements-Textured-Mushrooms.pdf

Curly Mushroom:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
  2. Using the Soft Fan with EL125 Saharah Sands, apply 2 coats to the stem and underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
  3. Using the Soft Fan with EL208 Moss Creek, apply 2 coats to the top of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.   
  4. Using the Script Liner with PC601 Clear Cascade, apply 1 coat in the ridges on the top of the cap.  
  5. Using the Soft Fan with EL101 Oyster Shell, apply 2 coats to the top of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.   
  6. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  

Ribbed Mushroom:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
  2. Using the Soft Fan with EL125 Saharah Sands, apply 2 coats to the stem and underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
  3. Using the Soft Fan with EL118 Blue Grotto, apply 2 coats to the top of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
  4. Using the Script Liner with PC601 Clear Cascade, apply 1 coat in the ridges on the top of the cap.  
  5. Using the Soft Fan with EL101 Oyster Shell, apply 2 coats to the top cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
  6. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  

Dotted Mushroom:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
  2. Using the Soft Fan with EL125 Saharah Sands, apply 2 coats to the stem and underside of the cap (do not glaze to ruffle on the upper part of the stem). Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
  3. Using the script Liner with EL131 Turtle Shell, apply 2 coats to the top of the cap. Try to avoid the dots. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
  4. Using the Script Liner with PC601 Clear Cascade, apply 1 coat to the indentations on the top of the cap.   
  5. Using the Script Liner with EL101 Oyster Shell, apply 2 coats to the top of the cap. Try to avoid the dots. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
  6. Using the Script Liner with EL143 Cactus Flower, apply 2 coats to each dot on the cap. Apply 2 coats to the ruffle on the upper part of the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
  7. Stilt and fire to cone 06.   

Form

  • MB1622 Curly Mushroom  
  • MB1623 Ribbed Mushroom  
  • MB1624 Dotted Mushroom  

Colors

  • EL101 Oyster Shell 
  • EL118 Blue Grotto 
  • EL125 Saharah Sands  
  • EL131 Turtle Shell  
  • EL143 Cactus Flower  
  • EL208 Moss Creek  
  • PC601 Clear Cascade  

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
49246 Floral Gnome Jar floral-gnome-jar https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/floral-gnome-jar/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/mb1544_as_cg_sc_web.jpg
  1. Using the Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of Clear to the inside of the top and bottom pieces.
  2. Using the Round and Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of Golden Sand to the hat and jacket.
  3. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Cashew Later to the nose.
  4. Using the Round, apply 2 coats of Old Lace to the beard.
  5. Using the Round, apply 2 to 3 coats of Day Lilly to the hat band and gloves.
  6. Using the round, apply 1 coat of Snowfall and Rosey Posey mixed 50/50 to the daisy petals.
  7. Using the Round, apply 1 coat of Snowfall and Can’t Elope mixed 50/50 to the other flower petals.
  8. Using the Round, apply 1 coat of Snowfall and Dandelion mixed 50/50 to the flower centers.
  9. Using the Round, apply 1 coat of Snowfall and Green Thumb mixed 50/50 to the larger leaves.
  10. Using the Round, apply 1 coat of Snowfall and Irish Luck mixed 50/50 to the smaller leaves.
  11. Using the Liner, add stems to the leaves with Irish Luck.
  12. Outline and detail with Tuxedo.
  13. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

Form

  • MB1544 Gnome Jar

Colors

  • AS513 Golden Sand
  • AG302 Snowfall
  • S2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
  • CG-1002 Day Lily
  • SC018 Rosey Posy
  • SC097 Can’t Elope
  • SC024 Dandelion
  • SC026 Green Thumb
  • SC036 Irish Luck
  • SC015 Tuxedo

Decorating Accessories

  • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • CB110 # 10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB404 # 4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 # 4 Soft Fan
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Boxes, Banks & Stuff 406|403|458
49244 Stoneware Cherry Bowl stoneware-cherry-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/stoneware-cherry-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/sb141_ez_cherry_grid_web.jpg Tim McPherson
  1. Trace on the pattern using the Clay Carbon Paper.
  2. Lightly sketch the horizontal and vertical lines.
  3. Using the Round, Apply 1 coat of Passion Red to the cherries.
  4. Using the Round, apply 1 coat of Leaf Green to the leaves.
  5. Using the Liner, add stems using Brick.
  6. Using the Liner, outline and detail with Cobalt Jet Black.
  7. Using the Script Liner, complete the wider lines using Blue Turquoise,
  8. Using the Liner, add a thinner line to the right of the wider line with Teal.
  9. To the opposite side, add a stripe with Poppy Orange.
  10. Apply 2 coats of Clear to the inside and outside of the bowl, excluding the bottom and foot area.
  11. Place on a well kiln washed shelf and fire to cone 6.

Form

  • SB141 Wide Rim Soup Bowl

Colors

  • EZ075
  • EZ028 Leaf Green
  • EZ055 Brick
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • EZ027 Blue Turquoise
  • EZ042 Teal
  • EZ058 Poppy Orange
  • SW001 Clear

Decorating Accessories:

  • CB106 # 6 Script Liner
  • CB110 # 10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB404 # 4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 # 4 Soft Fan
  • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
48940 Tropical Beach Plate tropical-beach-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/tropical-beach-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/mb1116_tropical_beach_sc_shells_web.jpg Larry Knight
  1. Transfer the pattern to the ware using a pencil and Clay Carbon (trim pattern with scissors if necessary). 
  2. Wipe ware with a dampened sponge. 
  3. Place My Blue Heaven and Peri-Twinkle on palette and thin to a light creamy consistency. With the fan glaze pull in a horizontal stroke to sky with both colors in your brush. Color should be transparent and light in application. 
  4. Load the #10 Flat Shader with My Blue Heaven, half load with Blue Yonder and corner load with Blue Isle, and blend lightly on brush. Pull in rolling wave motion by staring on the flat of the brush and lift off in a curling motion. Complete for each wave. 
  5. Script Liner load with Midnight Blue and accent each wave with a pressed line. 
  6. Sand is pulled in with Shader loaded with Vanilla Dip and side load with Tiger Tail and blend. Keep Tiger Tail to top of sand mounds. 
  7. With smaller Shader, pull in leaves to flowers working from base to tip loaded with Lettuce Alone and side load with Leapin’ Lizard, keeping darker color to outer edge of leaf. 
  8. For tree bark, load smaller Shader with Poo Bear and side load with Cracker Jack Brown. Keep darker color to each bark section and add rings to the palm tree trunk. 
  9. With Shader load with Sour Apple and side load with Army Surplus. Pull in frons to palm tree keeping darker color toward top of each segment. 
  10. Flower petals are the Shader loaded with Pink a Boo and side loaded with Rosey Posey, again keep darker color to outer edge of flower petal. 
  11. The flower centers and sun are shader loaded with Sunkissed and side loaded with Orange Ya Happy. Keep the Orange to outer edges of flower centers and to the left side of the Sun. 
  12. Create a Sun reflection in water with a wash of Sunkissed below sun. Also radiate reflection into sky by dry brushing uneven streaks of both colors from Sun edge working outward into sky a little. 
  13. Detail sand with the Script Liner and Brick. The remaining design areas are detailed with Cobalt Jet Black. 
  14. Apply 3 coats of Bluebeard to the back of plate and trim edge of plate as well. 
  15. When dry, apply one coat to back and 2 coats to front of Pure Brilliance using the Fan Glaze.
  16. When dry, stilt and fire to shelf cone 06. 

 

Tip: All design areas are a one coat application. 

Form

  • MB 1116 Casualware Dinner Plate

Colors

  • SC001 Pink-a-Boo
  • SC005 Tiger Tail
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC007 Leapin’ Lizard
  • SC011 Blue Yonder
  • SC018 Rosey Posey
  • SC026 Cracker Jack Brown
  • SC027 Sour Apple
  • SC028 Blue Isle
  • SC032 Blue Beard
  • SC039 Army Surplus
  • SC043 Lettuce Alone
  • SC045 My Blue Heaven
  • SC050 Orange Ya Happy
  • SC051 Poo Bear
  • SC054 Vanilla Dip
  • SC65 Peri-Twinkle
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • EZ023 Midnight Blue
  • EZ055 Brick
  • PB001 Pure Brilliance

Decorating Accessories

  • AC230 Clay Carbon
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB310 #10 Falt Shader
  • CB624 #4 Fan Glaze

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Water Bowl
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Sponge
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
48941 Island Dreams Mug island-dreams-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/island-dreams-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/sb120_island_dreams_web.jpg Larry Knight
  1. Wipe ware with a dampened sponge.
  2. Thin SW503 Orange Gloss with water to a cream consistency in a plastic cup to roll inside of the latte cup.
  3. Pour thinned glaze inside of cup and roll around to cover. Pour out any remaining glaze.
  4. Place SW503 Orange Glass and SW504 Red Gloss on the palette.
  5. Starting at the top of the cup load the glaze brush with Orange Glaze and apply about one third of the way down including handle.
  6. Half load the glaze brush with the Orange Gloss and the other half with Red Gloss and apply to the middle third of the cup blending into the Orange at the top third.
  7. Finally load the glaze brush with Red Gloss and apply to bottom third of cup blending into the middle third of cup.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 until you have applied three coats.
  9. If you get any glaze on the very bottom of the cup remove it with a dampened sponge so glaze when not stick to shelf during firing.
  10. When dry, transfer the pattern to the cup with clay carbon and pencil. Trim the pattern with scissors for easier application.
  11. Apply 1 coat of EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black to pattern using the Shader and Round brushes.
  12. When dry place on the kiln shelf and fire to a cone 6.

 

Tip:

Make sure EZ Stroke is thinned properly to a light cream consistency before application. If over applied when doing a majolica technique EZ Stroke can bubble.

Form

  • SB120 Latte Cup

Colors

  • SW503 Orange
  • SW504 Red Gloss
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black

Decorating Accessories

  • AC230 Clay Carbon
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB624 #4 Glaze Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water Bowl
  • Paper Towels
  • Palette
  • Plastic Disposable cups
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pattern
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
48943 Hanging Clay Birdbath hanging-clay-birdbath https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/hanging-clay-birdbath/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/handbuilt_ez-strokes_bird-bath_overhead_web.jpg Larry Knight
  1. Place inverted pie tin on newspaper and using pencil trace outline of tin.
  2. Using a ruler and pencil measure ½” beyond the tracing line all around the tracing to allow for slope of the side wall of the tin.
  3. Use scissors to cut out the template.
  4. Place clay on another piece of newspaper and with the rolling pin, roll out clay to ¼” thickness making sure the template fits the rolled clay.
  5. Place the template on clay and cut out the clay circle.
  6. Place a paper towel over the edge of circle and gently rub edge of circle with finger to smooth edge. Turn clay circle over and repeat on other side edge.
  7. Using lace or various stamps decorate the top side of the clay circle as desired. A pine tree rolling stamp was used for the edge on the sample.
  8. You can also use the sgraffito tool to carve in a design of your own as was done with the mountains and the pine trees in the center.
  9. Cover the outside of the pie tin with a piece of plastic so the clay will not stick to the pan. You can either use the inside of the pan for a deeper bowl or over the back side of the tin, as done here for a larger bowl.
  10. Place the printed clay circle onto the plastic covered pie tin and form onto pan.
  11. You may prefer to leave the edges flat or slightly ruffle.
  12. Place 3-4 holes about ½” in from edge for string for hanging.
  13. When clay is dry bisque fire to shelf cone 04.
  14. Thin EZ024 Royal Blue Green to a wash consistency with water and apply with the glaze brush over the entire front and back of the piece.
  15. Wipe with a dampened sponge to bring up the details.
  16. Apply a coat of EZ010 French Brown to the pine tree trunks followed by a coat of EZ047 Thundercloud Grey to mountains using the round brush.
  17. When the color is dry apply 2 coats of Pure Brilliance with the Fan Glaze to the entire piece.
  18. When glaze is dry, stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
  19. Cut lengths of jute roping for hanging. Place string through holes and knot on underside of bird bath. Pull lengths of rope evenly and tie to hanger.

Form

  • 3 pounds low-fire earthenware clay

Colors

  • PB001 Pure Brilliance
  • EZ010 French Brown
  • EZ024 Royal Blue Green
  • EZ047 Thundercloud Grey

Decorating Accessories

  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB624 #4 Glaze Fan
  • Sgraffito Tool
  • Needle Tool for cutting

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Rolling Pin
  • Newspaper
  • Assorted Decorating Stamps or Lace doily
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • 9” disposable pie tin
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Jute Roping Medium weight
  • Pencil
  • Hanging Hook
Low-Fire|Clay|Stamps 406|401|423
49101 Acrylic Puppy Gnome acrylic-puppy-gnome https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/acrylic-puppy-gnome/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/mb1628_acrylic_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader, basecoat the puppy with SS024 Chocolate Fudge. Allow to Dry!
  3. Using a DB803 #8 Round, drybrush the puppy with SS194 Medium Taupe, then SS192 Light Taupe. Highlight the feet, chest, muzzle, tip of tail and edges of the ears with SS045 Buttermilk then OS431 White.
  4. Using an AB704#3, drybrush the dog’s tongue with SS183 Rich Peach then highlight with some OS431 White in the brush.
  5. Using an AB704#3, drybrush the puppy’s nose and the pads of its feet with OS476 Black then pick up some OS431 White in the brush and highlight.
  6. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader, basecoat the hat with OS487 Olive Moss. Allow it to Dry!
  7. Using a DB803 #8 Round, drybrush the hat with OS466 Avocado, then highlight with OS466 Avocado with some OS431 White in the brush.
  8. With a pencil. trace or sketch small dog bones on the hat.
  9. Using an AB706 #2 Filbert, paint the dog bones with SS194 Medium Taupe.
  10. Using an AB702 #10/0 Liner or a AB701 #0 Detail, outline the dog bones with OS476 Black.
  11. Using a AB709 3/8 Angled Shader, Shade the deep crevices of the puppy body with SS024 Chocolate Fudge. Allow to dry!
  12. Using an AB710 #3/4 Shader, apply 2 coats of AC-502 Matte Brush-on-Sealer to the piece. Allow to dry between each coat.
  13. Using an AB704 #3 Round, apply 2 coats of AC-501 Gloss Brush-on-Sealer to the nose tongue, pads of the feet. Allow to dry between each coat!
  14. DO NOT FIRE!!

Form

  • MB1628 Puppy Gnome

Colors

  • SS024 Chocolate Fudge
  • SS045 Buttermilk
  • SS183 Rich Peach
  • SS192 Light Taupe
  • SS194 Medium Taupe
  • OS431 White
  • OS466 Avocado
  • OS476 Black
  • OS487 Olive Moss
  • AC501 Gloss Brush on Sealer
  • AC502 Matte Brush on Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • AB701 #0 Detail
  • AB702 #10/0 Liner
  • AB704 #3 Round
  • AB706 #2 Filbert
  • AB708 #10 Shader
  • AB709 3/8 Angular Shader
  • AB710 ¾ Flat Shader
  • DB801 #3 Round
  • DB802 #5 Round
  • DB803 #8 Round
  • DB804 #3 Flat

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Pattern
  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels 
Non-Fired|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 409|403|460
49099 Acrylic Kitten Gnome acrylic-kitten-gnome https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/acrylic-kitten-gnome/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/mb1627_acrylic_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader, basecoat the kitten with SS138 Flat Black. Allow to Dry!
  3. Using a DB803 #8 Round, drybrush the kitten with OS475 Charcoal then OS567 Ash. Highlight the feet, chest, muzzle, tip of tail and edges of the ears with SS130 Medium Gray then OS431 White.
  4. Using an AB704#3, drybrush the kitten’s nose, inside the ears and the pads of its feet with SS135 Rich Peach then pick up some OS431 White in the brush and highlight.
  5. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader, basecoat the hat with OS541 Northern Blue. Allow it to Dry!
  6. Using a DB803 #8 Round, drybrush the hat with SS335 Rich Blue then SS331 Medium Blue. Highlight with SS331 Medium Blue with some OS431 White in the brush to lighten then OS431 White. Allow to dry!
  7. Using a AB709 3/8 Angular Shader, shade the deep crevices of the kitten with SS-138 Flat Black.
  8. With a pencil, trace or sketch small fish bones on the hat.
  9. Using an AB701 #0 Detail and a AB702 #10/0 Liner, paint the fish bones with SS335 Rich Blue then add a dot of SS138 Flat Black for the eye. Allow to dry!
  10. Using an AB710 #3/4 Shader, apply 2 coats of AC502 Matte Brush-on-Sealer to the piece. Allow to dry between each coat.
  11. Using an AB704 #3 Round, apply 2 coats of AC501 Gloss Brush-on-Sealer to the nose tongue, pads of the feet. Allow to dry between each coat!
  12. DO NOT FIRE!!

Form

  • MB1627 Kitten Gnome

Colors

  • SS130 Medium Gray
  • SS138 Flat Black
  • SS183 Rich Peach
  • SS335 Rich Blue
  • SS331 Medium Blue
  • OS431 White
  • OS475 Charcoal
  • OS541 Northern Blue
  • OS567 Ash
  • AC501 Gloss Brush on Sealer
  • AC502 Matte Brush on Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • AB701 #0 Detail
  • AB702 #10/0 Liner
  • AB704 #3 Round
  • AB708 #10 Shader
  • AB709 3/8 Angular Shader
  • AB710 ¾ Flat Shader
  • DB801 #3 Round
  • DB802 #5 Round
  • DB803 #8 Round
  • DB804 #3 Flat

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Pattern
  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels 
Non-Fired|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 409|403|460
49097 Stroke & Coat Puppy and Kitten Gnome stroke-coat-puppy-and-kitten-gnome https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/stroke-coat-puppy-and-kitten-gnome/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/mb1627_mb1628_sc_sp_blocks_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

Kitten:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 1 coat to the body of the kitten. Allow glaze to dry. Using a damp sponge, wipe off most of the glaze, leaving it only in the crevices.
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC024 Dandelion, apply 1 coat to the body of the kitten. Use SC016 Cotton Tail on the muzzle, chest, and paws. Blend into the surrounding areas with SC-24 Dandelion. Allow glaze to dry. Repeat for a second coat.
  4. Using the Script Liner with SC001 Pink-A-Boo, apply 3 coats to the nose, feet pads, and ears. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Squirt out around 1 Tbsp of SP275 Speckled Orange-A-Peel and SP288 Speckled Tu Tu Tango onto the palette. Using the Soft Fan/Script Liner with SP288 Speckled Tu Tu Tango, apply 1 coat to the bottom half of the hat. Dip the same brush into SP275 Speckled Orange-A-Peel and blend up to the top of the hat. Allow glaze to dry. Repeat for a total of 3 coats.
  6. Dip into NTCLR Clear One Dipping.
  7. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Puppy:

  1. 1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. 2. Using the Soft Fan with SC034 Down To Earth, apply 1 coat to the body of the puppy. Allow glaze to dry. Using a damp sponge, wipe off most of the glaze, leaving it only in the crevices.
  3. 3. Using the Script Liner with SC025 Crackerjack Brown, apply 1 coat to the body of the puppy. Use SC016 Cotton Tail on the muzzle, chest, and paws. Use SC034 Down to Earth on the tips of the ears. Blend into the surrounding areas with SC025 Crackerjack Brown. Allow glaze to dry. Repeat for a second coat.
  4. 4. Using the Script Liner with SC001 Pink-A-Boo, apply 3 coats to the tongue. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. 5. Using the Script Liner with SC034 Down To Earth, apply 3 coats to the nose and foot pads. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  6. 6. Squirt out around 1 Tbsp of SP209 Speckled Jaded and SP210 Speckled Teal Next Time onto the palette. Using the Soft Fan/Script Liner with SP210 Speckled Teal Next Time, apply 1 coat to the bottom half of the hat. Dip the same brush into SP209 Speckled Jaded and blend up to the top of the hat. Allow glaze to dry. Repeat for a total of 3 coats.
  7. 7. Dip into NTCLR Clear One Dipping.
  8. 8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1627 Kitten Gnome
  • MB1628 Puppy Gnome

Colors

  • Kitten
    • SC001 Pink-A-Boo
    • SC016 Cotton Tail
    • SC024 Dandelion
    • SC075 Orange-A-Peel
    • SP275 Speckled Orange-A-Peel
    • SP288 Speckled Tu Tu Tango
    • NTCLR Clear One Dipping
  • Puppy
    • SC001 Pink-A-Boo
    • SC016 Cotton Tail
    • SC025 Crackerjack Brown
    • SC034 Down To Earth
    • SP209 Speckled Jaded
    • SP210 Speckled Teal Next Time
    • NTCLR Clear One Dipping

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
44838 Colorful App Plates colorful-app-plates https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/colorful-app-plates/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/MB1586_bright_app_plates_group_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/ks_mini_colorful_app_plates.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. There are 2 ways to transfer the pattern to the plate:
  3. Place the tissue paper over the pattern. Trace with the pencil. Cut out the pattern you traced on the tissue paper. Only cut along the dotted lines. Place the tissue paper pattern over the plate. Trace the design with the permanent marker.
    1. Cut out the shapes in the original pattern. Then place them on the plate and trace around them with the pencil.
    2. Squeeze out around 1 TBS of the following glazes onto the palette: SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-12 Moody Blue, SC-24 Dandelion, and SC-74 Hot Tamale.
  4. To make the green glaze, squeeze out 2 parts SC-24 Dandelion and 1 part SC-11 Blue Yonder. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Using the Script Liner with the glazes from Step #3 & #4, apply 2 coats to each section on the plate. Refer to the patterns for color placement. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  6. Use the pencil eraser to make decorative dots on your pattern. You can use any of the colors on your palette.
  7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline your pattern. Add decorative lines. Use the Soft Fan to apply 2 coats to the back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  8. Using the Soft Fan with SG-702 Celebration, apply 2 coats to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1586 Small App Plate

Colors

  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-12 Moody Blue
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SG-702 Celebration

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pattern
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Permanent marker
  • Pencil
  • Palette
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
44835 Elements and Jungle Gem Chicken elements-and-jungle-gem-chicken https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/elements-and-jungle-gem-chicken/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/MB1597_el_cg_hen_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/ks_mini_el_cg_chicken.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use the pencil to draw a jagged line going around the base of the neck. This will separate the top and bottom colors on the hen.
  3. Using the Soft Fan with EL-118 Blue Grotto, apply 2 coats to the bottom half of the hen. Make random, irregular strokes around the neckline, so that there won’t be a distinct border between the top and bottom.
  4. Using the Soft Fan with S-2702 Northern Lights, apply 1 coat to the top half of the hen. Avoid the eyes, beak, comb, and waddles. Overlap the glaze on the bottom half by around 1 inch. Make random, irregular strokes around the neckline, so that there won’t be a distinct border between the top and bottom.
  5. Pour out around 2 TBS of EL-101 Oyster Shell onto the palette (don’t use the glaze from the jar because you might pick up some crystals from Step #4 while applying this glaze). Use the Soft Fan to apply 2 coats over the top half of the hen. Avoid the eyes, beak, comb, and waddles. Overlap the glaze on the bottom half by around 1 inch. Make random, irregular strokes around the neckline, so that there won’t be a distinct border between the top and bottom. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  6. Use an X-ACTO knife or damp sponge to remove any glaze from the eyes, beak, waddles, and comb.
  7. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  8. Using the Script Liner with EL-143 Cactus Flower, apply 2 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  9. Using the Script Liner with EL-127 Rose Granite, apply 2 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  10. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-15 Tuxedo onto the palette. Dip the pencil eraser into the glaze and stamp a pupil on one eye. Repeat for the other eye.
  11. Cut out a small square of cardboard. Around 1.5” on each side. You will be using the side with only straight lines (not the corrugated side).
  12. Pour out around 1 TBS of EL-101 Oyster Shell, EL-118 Blue Grotto, PC-601 Clear Cascade, and PC-602 White Cascade onto the palette.
  13. Take your piece of cardboard and dip one of the edges with straight lines into PC-602 White Cascade. Stamp around the neck of the hen, where the 2 glazes overlap. Continue dipping and stamping until you go completely around the neck.
  14. Repeat Step #12 with EL-118 Blue Grotto. Make sure to stamp over some of the glaze from Step #12.
  15. Repeat Step #12 with EL-101 Oyster Shell. Make sure to stamp over some of the glaze from Step #12 and Step #13.
  16. Repeat Step #12 with PC-601 Clear Cascade. Make sure to stamp over some of the glaze from Step #12, #13, and #14.
  17. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1597 Holly Hen

Colors

  • EL-101 Oyster Shell
  • EL-118 Blue Grotto
  • EL-127 Rose Granite
  • EL-143 Cactus Flower
  • PC-601 Clear Cascade
  • PC-602 White Cascade
  • S-2702 Northern Lights
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pencil
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • X-ACTO knife (optional)
  • Palette
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
48889 Handbuilt Ducks handbuilt-ducks https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-ducks/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/handbuilt_el_ducks_group_web.jpg Bailie Benson

Swimming Duck

  1. Roll the pound of clay into a ball.
  2. Cut the ball in half and hollow out.
  3. Scratch and attach the hollowed-out halves back together to create the body.
  4. Ball up the excess clay and cut in half again.
  5. To create the head of the duck, hollow out only one of the halves and add the excess clay to the left-over half.
  6. Poke a hole into the body of the duck where the head will attach.
  7. Scratch and attach the head to the body.
  8. Pinch off some of the excess clay and shape into a duck bill.
  9. Scratch and attach the bill to the head.
  10. Using a carving tool of choice, carve small chunks off of the whole duck, except for the beak, to give a textural effect.
  11. Roll out the excess clay into coils around the body of the duck to create the look of water.
  12. Smooth the bottom of the coils together.
  13. Scratch and attach the coils to the body of the duck.
  14. Create a hole in the bottom of the body of the duck.
  15. Allow to fully dry.
  16. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  17. If needed, wipe down bisque with a damp sponge to remove dust.
  18. Have your reference photos nearby.
  19. Using your pencil, lightly map out the different color areas for applying the different colors of glaze similar to your reference photo.
  20. Using the script liner brush, apply three coats of EL130 to the head of the duck.
  21. Using the Detail liner brush, apply 3 coat s of El121 to the darker feather areas.
  22. Lighter feathers areas will use 3 coats of EL101 applied with a detail liner brush.
  23. Using the detail liner brush, apply 3 coats of EL143 to the bill of the duck.
  24. Using the fan brush, apply 3 coats of EL134 to the water coils.
  25. Allow to dry.
  26. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Diving Duck

  1. Roll the pound of clay into a ball.
  2. Cut the ball of clay off center so 1/3rd of the clay ball will be removed.
  3. Hollow out the larger section to create the body of the duck.
  4. Ball up and set aside the excess clay.
  5. Pinch the smaller section of the cut clay ball into a cone and hollow out to create the tail.
  6. Poke a hole into the body where the tail will attach.
  7. Scratch and attach the hollowed-out cone tail to the hollowed out half circle body.
  8. Smooth the two pieces together.
  9. Using a carving tool of your choice, carve out small chunks of clay all over the sculpt to create texture.
  10. Using the excess clay, create two thick coils to make legs.
  11. Bend the coils at a 90 degree angle.
  12. Cut both sides of the coils until you have the size you’d like for feet and legs.
  13. Flatten the foot section of the coil bend and cut two small triangular notches in the tip to represent flippers.
  14. Scratch and attach the legs/feet to the body.
  15. Roll out the excess clay into coils.
  16. Wrap the clay coils around the body of the duck, hollow side down so the feet stick up in the air.
  17. Smooth the bottom of the coils together.
  18. Scratch and attach coils to the body of the duck.
  19. Allow to fully dry.
  20. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  21. If needed, wipe down the bisque to remove any dust with a damp sponge.
  22. Using the soft fan brush, apply three layers of EL125 to the body and tail of the duck.
  23. Using the soft fan brush, apply three coats of EL134 to the coils.
  24. Using the script liner brush, apply 3 coats of EL143 to the feet and legs of the duck.
  25. Using a dry brush technique with the soft fan brush, apply a light layer of EL121 to the raised texture on the body and tail of the duck.
  26. Allow to dry.
  27. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • 1lb low fire clay

Colors

  • EL134 Mirror Blue
  • EL130 Sea Green
  • EL101 Oyster Shell
  • EL121 Copper Adventurine
  • EL125 Sahara Sands
  • EL143 Cactus Flower

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB144 Soft Fan brush
  • CB202 Detail Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Carving tools
  • Toothpick
  • Pencil
  • Duck reference photo
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
48884 Handbuilt Fundamentals Shoe handbuilt-fundamentals-shoe https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-fundamentals-shoe/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/handbuilt_ug_shoe_flat_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. Split the pound and a half of low fire white clay in half.
  2. Set one half aside and cover.
  3. Roll out a slab about a quarter inch thick.
  4. Compress the slab with a plastic card.
  5. Carve out a shape like the sole of a shoe from the slab.
  6. Roll excess clay cut from the slab into a long coil.
  7. Scratch and attach the coil along the edge of the shoe shape.
  8. Smooth the coil out along the inner and outer edges to connect to the shoe sole as one solid piece.
  9. Using your thumb, press in a bare foot shape to the inside of the sole slab as if it had been stepped on.
  10. Flip the sole over and carve detail into the bottom.
  11. Cover the sole of the shoe and set aside.
  12. Take the other half of the clay and roll it out into a slab.
  13. Compress the slab with the plastic card.
  14. Cut two long rectangles to serve as the straps.
    1. Strap 1 (front strap) should be about an inch wide.
    2. Strap 2 (back strap) should be about an inch and a half wide.
  15. Cut down the strap rectangles to fit the width of the shoe allowing for a little lift in the center.
  16. Roll out a long coil and cut into 10 sections to form the buckles for the straps.
  17. Scratch and attach the 4 sections of coil together in a square to create the frame of a buckle.
  18. Add a single section of coil to the center of the buckle to form the prong.
  19. Repeat steps 17 and 18 for the second buckle.
  20. Scratch and attach buckles to the straps.
  21. Add any details to the straps (stitch lines, carvings, etc)
  22. Remove the sole of the sandal from under the cover.
  23. Scratch and attach the straps and buckles to the sole.
  24. Using a soft fan brush, apply three coats of UG34 to the top of sole of the shoe and the edges.
  25. When the third coat has lost its sheen, take a tissue or soft cloth and burnish the foot imprint.
  26. Using the soft fan brush, apply two coats of UG 50 to the bottom of the shoe and up the sides buy a quarter of an inch.
  27. Apply three coats of UG219 to the straps (avoiding the buckles) with a soft fan and script liner brush.
  28. Apply three coats of UG236 to the buckles with a script liner brush.
  29. Using the rounded back of a brush, apply dots of UG1 to the straps, followed by smaller dots of UG 51 over the top.
  30. Using the tip of a detail liner brush, apply smaller dots of UG1 over the white dots.
  31. Using the script liner brush, apply 2 coats of S2101 to the black on the sides of the shoe and the grey buckles.
  32. Allow to dry.
  33. Fire to cone 04.

Form

  • 1.5lbs low fire clay

Colors

  • UG050 Black
  • UG034 Chestnut Brown
  • UG001 Kings Blue
  • UG051 China White
  • UG219 Marine Blue
  • UG236 Grey
  • S2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB144 Soft Fan brush
  • CB202 Detail Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic card
  • Toothpick
  • Bowl of water
  • Soft tissue or cloth
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
48881 Handbuilt Succulent handbuilt-succulent https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-succulent/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/handbuilt_el_succulent_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. Begin with one pound of lowfire clay.
  2. Roll a variety of clay balls from 3/4ths of the clay. Each ball should be about half an inch to one inch in diameter.
  3. Pinch or roll one side of each ball into a cone shape to create clay teardrop shapes.
  4. Press your thumb into the thick part of the tear drop and drag out to the tip to create an indent and slight bend in the teardrop shape.
  5. Repeat step 4 on all your balls of clay.
  6. For the base of the succulent, roll the remaining 1/4th of clay into a ball and press flat.
  7. Scratch and attach the largest of the indented teardrop shapes to the outside of your base circle.
  8. Smooth the clay from each attached teardrop into the base clay.
  9. After your outside ring of teardrops have been attached, begin with the next row repeating steps 7 and 8.
  10. Continue working your way around the base circle, attaching the next smallest teardrop until you hit the center of the base, attaching your smallest piece there. 11. Allow the clay to fully dry. 12. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  11. Begin with a properly bisque fired clay piece. 2. Clean with a damp sponge if needed.
  12. Using a fan brush, apply three coats of EL 131 to the whole piece, allowing each coat to dry in between the next.
  13. Use a detail liner brush to help poke glaze down in the tight to reach places in the succulent.
  14. Drag a damp sponge across the top of the succulent, wiping the glaze off the tips of the “leaves” as you go.
  15. Using a script liner brush, apply three coats of EL127 to the wiped off tips of the succulent, allowing your colors to overlap.
  16. Allow to dry. 8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • 1lb low fire clay

Colors

  • EL131 Turtle Shell
  • EL127 Rose Granite

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB144 Soft Fan brush
  • CB202 Detail Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Toothpick
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
48879 Lava Technique and Cobblestone lava-technique-and-cobblestone https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/lava-technique-and-cobblestone/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/tile_lava_technique_cobblestone_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. Begin with a properly fire 6×6 bisque tile.
  2. Base coat the whole tile face with a fan brush and SC097.
  3. Allow to dry.
  4. Using a script liner brush, apply one coat of randomized squiggles of SC15 to the face of the tile.
  5. Using the detail liner brush, line the outside edges of the black squiggles where they meet the orange background with SC073.
  6. Apply a second coat of SC15 over the black squiggles with the script liner brush.
  7. Using the detail liner brush, apply a line of SC006 to the very insides of the orange areas as a highlight.
  8. With the script liner brush, apply one thick coat of SG201 Black Cobblestone over top of the black squiggle areas, overlapping slightly onto the red and yellow areas.
  9. Once the first coat of cobblestone loses its shine, apply a second coat in random areas to vary the thickness of the cobblestone cracks during firing.
  10. Add randomized drops of cobblestone onto the orange areas.
  11. Allow to dry.
  12. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • 6×6 bisque tile

Colors

  • SC073 Candy Apple Red
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC097 Cant-elope
  • SG201 Black Cobblestone

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB144 Soft Fan brush
  • CB220 Detail Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
48876 Specialty Faceted Fish Vase specialty-faceted-fish-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/specialty-faceted-fish-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1466_faceted_fish_vase_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Thin a small amount of FN009 Black with water to the consistency of coffee cream in a small cup. Pour the glaze into the vase then roll the glaze pouring it out slowly. Leave the vase upside down to drain till the shine is gone.
  3. Using a pencil and AC230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace the fish patterns onto the vase. Large fish on the bottom and the smaller fish on the top.
  4. Apply the colors to the large fish as follows: White head with green dots – 3 coats of SC027 Sour Apple to the top side of the fish; 3 coat of SC006 Sunkissed to the lower part of the fish; dots of SG409 Bright Green th the head of the fish. Apply 3 coats of SG202 Whit Cobblestone to the SC027 Sour Apple area; Apply 1 coat of SG703 Speckta-Clear Autumn to the SC006 area of the fish and 3 coats of CC101 Transparent Crackel to the head and tail of the fish. Orange Head – 3 coats of SC024 Dandelion to the top of the fish; Lines of SG410 Bright Blue to the bottom of the fish; SC097 Cat-elope to the head with dots od SG408 Orange; 1 coat of SG703 Speckta-Clear Celebration over the SC024 Dandelion; 3 coats of CC108 China Sea over the bottom section of the fish; 3 coats of CC101 Transparent to the tail.
  5. Apply the colors to the small fish as follows: Green head – SC027 Sour Apple to the head of the fish; 3 coats of SC011 Blue Yonder to the top of the fish; stripes of SG408 Orange to the bottom of the fish; apply wavey lines over the SC011 Blue Yonder; 3 coats of CC107 Green Tea on the top of the fish; 3 coats of CC101 Transparent to the tail. Red Head – 3 coats of SC073 Candy Apple Red to the head; 3 coats of SC097 Cant-elope to the bottom of the fish; 3 coats of SG302 Snowfall to the top of the fish; apply 3 coats of SG201 Black Cobblestone over the SC097 Cant-elope; apply 1 coat of SC007 Leapin Lizard followed by dots of SG302 Snowfall; 3coats of CC101 Transparent to the tail.
  6. Using Low Tack Masking Tape, apply the tape along the bottom of the vase about 1.75 inch.
  7. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN001 to the vase above the tape line around the fish. Remove the tape after the last coat. Allow to dry!
  8. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC011 Blue Yonder to the bottom section of the vase. Allow to dry!
  9. Apply a dot of SC016 Cotton Tail to all the eyes followed by a dot of SC015 Tuxedo to the center of the white dot.
  10. Using FD258 Black Licorice French Dimensions outlining the fish.
  11. Using FD254 Pure White, create wave on the blue area at the bottom and a linne where the blue touches the white.
  12. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.
  13. Use some thinned SS138 Flat Black Softees Acrylic to antique all the Crackle glaze areas.
  14. Do Not Fire.

Form

  • MB1466 Faceted Vase

Colors

  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC007 Leapin Lizard
  • SC011 Blue Yonder
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC024 Dandelion
  • SC027 Sour Apple
  • SC073 Candy Apple Red
  • SC097 Cant-elope
  • FN001 White
  • FN009 Black
  • SG201 Black Cobblestone
  • SG202 White Cobblestone
  • SG302 Snowfall
  • SG702 Speckta-Clear Celebration
  • SG703 Speckta-Clear Autumn
  • SG408 Orange
  • SG409 Bright Green
  • SG410 Bright Blue
  • FD254 Black Licorice
  • FD258 Pure White
  • CC101 Transparent
  • CC107 Green Tea
  • CC108 China Sea
  • SS138 Flat Black

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Small Cup
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stylus
  • Low Tack
  • Masking Tape
  • Pattern
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
48873 Shaving Cream Tile shaving-cream-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/shaving-cream-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/tile_shaving_cream_zigzag_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. Squirt a layer of shaving cream into the cookie sheet.
  2. Smooth out the shaving cream with a plastic card.
  3. Using a fan brush, glaze two coats of SC103 to the whole face of a properly fired 6×6 bisque tile.
  4. Set tile aside.
  5. Squirt lines of alternating stroke and coat colors onto the prepared shaving cream.
  6. Drag a toothpick through the glaze in the opposite direction of the squirted glaze lines. Alternatively, create random swirls with the toothpick through the shaving cream for a less uniform pattern.
  7. Flip the tile face down onto the shaving cream and glaze.
  8. Let the tile sit for a few seconds.
  9. Remove the tile from the shaving cream.
  10. Turn on the water faucet to a constant thin continuous stream. (NOT full blast)
  11. Gently run the water over the face of the tile to remove most of the shaving cream.
  12. Allow the wet tile to sit and dry.
  13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • 6×6 bisque tile

Colors

  • SC101 Spruce It Up
  • SC102 Just Peachy
  • SC103 Lavendear
  • SC104 Grape Expectations

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB144 Soft Fan brush
  • CB210 Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Foam shaving cream (any brand)
  • Toothpick
  • Plastic card
  • Cookie sheet
  • Sink and water faucet
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
48866 Foundations Jellyfish Tile foundations-jellyfish-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundations-jellyfish-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/tile_foundations_jellyish_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. Begin with a properly fired 6×6 bisque tile.
  2. Lay the carbon transfer paper over the tile.
  3. Place pattern over the transfer paper.
  4. Using a pencil or pen, trace over the sand horizon lines, seaweed, and yellow Jellyfish (far right).
  5. Using the script liner brush, fill in the sandy area with three coats of FN239.
  6. Using the very tip of the script liner brush, create the seaweed using FN237.
  7. Using the script liner brush again, create the yellow jellyfish with FN232.
  8. Once the details have dried, go over the whole tile with one coat of FN235 with a fan brush.
  9. Once the shine has gone away from the coat of FN235, lay the paper pattern down over the tile and trace the blue (left) jellyfish.
  10. Fill in the indents of the traced jellyfish with a script liner brush and three coats of FN238.
  11. Once the jellyfish has dried, apply one coat of FN235 with a fan brush.
  12. Once that coat has lost its shine, place the pattern back over the tile and trace the final jellyfish.
  13. Fill in the final jellyfish with three coats of FN236.
  14. Once the pink jellyfish has dried, apply a final layer of FN235 with a fan brush.
  15. Allow tile to dry.
  16. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • 6×6 bisque tile

Colors

  • FN232 Sun Yellow
  • FN235 Celadon
  • FN236 Miami Pink
  • FN237 Light Turquoise
  • FN238 Royal Blue
  • FN239 Spiced Cream

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB144 Soft Fan brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Pattern
  • Pencil or pen
  • AC230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
48864 Snowfall Beach Tile snowfall-beach-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/snowfall-beach-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/tile_snowall_beach_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. On the plate, mix 50/50 Snowfall and SC076.
  2. Mix 50/50 Snowfall and SC046.
  3. Begin with a properly fired 6×6 bisque tile.
  4. Using a soft fan brush, lay down your mixture of SC046 and Snowfall on one half of the tile. (approximately 2 coats of color)
  5. Pounce a sponge on top of the tan to create a sandy texture.
  6. Using the RB144 fan brush, apply the SC076 mixture to the opposite side of the tile.
  7. Build up a few coats randomly of the blue mixture to create a wave texture.
  8. Using the fan brush, apply two layers of regular Snowfall where the blue and tan mixtures meet.
  9. Use the back of the brush to drag lines of the regular snowfall over the top of the blue section to mimic the look of whitecaps on waves.
  10. Allow to dry.
  11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • 6×6 bisque tile

Colors

  • SG302 Snowfall
  • SC076 Cara-bean Blue
  • SC046 Rawhide

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 Soft Fan brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Paper plate
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
48862 Spring Bunny Gnome spring-bunny-gnome https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/spring-bunny-gnome/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1598_spring_bunny_gnome_decorated_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader, basecoat the bunny with OS467 Light Brown. Allow to Dry!
  3. Using a DB803 #8 Round, drybrush the puppy with SS045 Buttermilk, then SS135 White. Highlight the feet, chest, muzzle, tip of tail and edges of the ears with an extra coat of SS135 White.
  4. Using an AB704#3, drybrush the bunny nose & inside the ears with SS183 Rich Peach then highlight with some SS135 White in the brush.
  5. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader, basecoat the hat with OS488 Christmas Green. Allow it to Dry!
  6. Using a DB803 #8 Round, drybrush the hat with SS019 Country Sage, then highlight with SS376 Limeburst then with some SS135 White in the brush.
  7. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader and a AB704 #3 Round, basecoat the jeans with OS565 Blue Jean Blue.
  8. Using a DB803 #8 Round and a DB802 #5 Round, drybrush the jeans with SS331 Medium Blue then SS331 Medium Blue with some SS135 White in the brush, highlight with SS135 White.
  9. Using a AB704 #3 Round, basecoat the large carrot with SS024 Chocolate Fudge.
  10. Using a DB803 #3 Round, drybrush the carrot with SS399 Terra Cotta then SS210 Orange, highlight with some SS111 Brightest Yellow
  11. Using an AB709 Angular Shader, shade the deep crevices of the bunny body with OS467 Light Brown. Shade the jeans with OS565 Blue Jean Blue and the hat with SS057 Accent Green.
  12. Using an AB701 Detail, apply MM102 Copper Metallic to the jean’s buttons and SS399 Terra Cotta to the stiches.
  13. Using an AB AB704 #3 Round, basecoat the top of the large carrot with SS57 Accent Green.
  14. Using a DB803 #3 Round, drybrush the top of the large carrot with SS019 Country Sage and highlight with SS111 Brightest Yellow.
  15. Using an AB AB704 #3 Round, paint carrots on the hat with SS399 Terra Cotta. Highlight with SS210 Orange and SS111 Brightest Yellow.
  16. Using an AB702 #10/0 Liner, Paint the carrot tops with SS057 Accent Green and SS019 Country Sage. Outline the carrot with OS476 Black
  17. Using various colors, paint patches on the jean’s
  18. Using an AB710 #3/4 Shader, apply 2 coats of AC-502 Matte Brush-on-Sealer to the piece. Allow to dry between each coat.
  19. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader, apply 1 coat of SS112 White metallic to the jeans and 1 coat of SS113 White Iridescent to the hat.
  20. Using an AB704 #3 Round, apply 2 coats of AC-501 Gloss Brush-on-Sealer to the nose and buttons. Allow to dry between each coat!
  21. DO NOT FIRE!!

Form

  • MB1598 Bunny Gnome

Colors

  • SS019 Country Sage
  • SS024 Chocolate Fudge
  • SS045 Buttermilk
  • SS057 Accent Green
  • SS111 Brightest Yellow
  • SS112 White Metallic
  • SS113 White Iridescent
  • SS135 White
  • SS183 Rich Peach
  • SS210 Orange
  • SS331 Medium Blue
  • SS376 Limeburst
  • SS399 Terra Cotta
  • OS476 Black
  • OS467 Light Brown
  • OS488 Christmas Green
  • OS565 Blue Jean Blue
  • MM102 Copper Metallic
  • AC501 Gloss Brush on Sealer
  • AC502 Matte Brush on Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • AB701 #0 Detail
  • AB702 #10/0 Liner
  • AB704 #3 Round
  • AB708 #10 Shader
  • AB709 3/8 Angular Shader
  • AB710 ¾ Flat Shader
  • DB801 #3 Round
  • DB802 #5 Round
  • DB803 #8 Round
  • DB804 #3 Flat

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
Non-Fired|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 409|403|460|462
48855 Mother’s Day Granny Square Plates and Wine Tumbler mothers-day-granny-square-plates-and-wine-tumbler https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/mothers-day-granny-square-plates-and-wine-tumbler/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb101_mb102_mb1455_granny_square_dinner_set_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

Dinner Plate:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan with FN239 Spiced Cream, apply 3 coats to the back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Using the Soft Fan with FN239 Spiced Cream, apply 3 coats to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Cut out the granny square pattern.
  5. After the glaze is dry to the touch, place the pattern in the center of the plate. Lightly trace with the pencil. You should be able to faintly see the pattern in the glaze. Do not press hard enough to go down to the bisque.
  6. Move the pattern around the plate and trace. The squares should be lined up like the squares on a granny square blanket.
  7. Take the three AC220 Bottles and fill them with SC027 Sour Apple, SC095 Pinkie Swear, and SC097 Cant-elope. Label the outside of the bottles with the permanent marker. Screw the tip onto each bottle.
  8. Use the bottle filled with SC097 Cant-elope to outline the inner 4 ovals on each square. Make 1 line going down the center of each oval.
  9. Use the bottle filled with SC095 Pinkie Swear to outline the middle 8 ovals on each square. Make 2 lines going down the center of each oval.
  10. Use the bottle filled with SC027 Sour Apple to outline the outer 12 triangles. Make 3-4 lines going down the center of each triangle. Make a dot between each triangle on the outer edge.
  11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Salad Plate:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan with FN239 Spiced Cream, apply 3 coats to the back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Using the Soft Fan with FN239 Spiced Cream, apply 3 coats to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Cut out the granny square pattern.
  5. After the glaze is dry to the touch, place the pattern in the center of the plate. Lightly trace with the pencil. You should be able to faintly see the pattern in the glaze. Do not press hard enough to go down to the bisque.
  6. Move the pattern around the plate and trace. The squares should be lined up like the squares on a granny square blanket.
  7. Take the three AC220 Bottles and fill them with SC027 Sour Apple, SC095 Pinkie Swear, and SC097 Cant-elope. Label the outside of the bottles with the permanent marker. Screw the tip onto each bottle.
  8. Use the bottle filled with SC095 Pinkie Swear to outline the inner 4 ovals on each square. Make 1 line going down the center of each oval.
  9. Use the bottle filled with SC027 Sour Apple to outline the middle 8 ovals on each square. Make 2 lines going down the center of each oval.
  10. Use the bottle filled with SC097 Cant-elope to outline the outer 12 triangles. Make 3-4 lines going down the center of each triangle. Make a dot between each triangle on the outer edge.
  11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Wine Tumbler

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan with FN239 Spiced Cream, apply 3 coats to the outside of the tumbler. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Cut out the text and the flower from the pattern.
  4. After the glaze is dry to the touch, place the “Mom” pattern at the top of the tumbler. Lightly trace with the pencil. You should be able to faintly see the pattern in the glaze. Do not press hard enough to go down to the bisque.
  5. Take the flower pattern and place it directly below the “Mom”. Trace lightly with the pencil. Repeat on either side of the middle flower, only slightly higher on the tumbler. Make sure both sides are symmetrical.
  6. Take the three AC-220 Bottles and fill them with SC027 Sour Apple, SC095 Pinkie Swear, and SC097 Cant-elope. Label the outside of the bottles with the permanent marker. Screw the tip onto each bottle.
  7. Use the bottle filled with SC095 Pinkie Swear to outline the “Mom” and make a dot in the center of each flower.
  8. Use the bottle filled with SC097 Cant-elope to outline the flower petals. Make 2 lines going down the center of each oval.
  9. Use the bottle filled with SC027 Sour Apple to outline the stems and leaves. Make 2 lines going down the center of each leaf.
  10. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB101 Coupe Salad Plate
  • MB102 Coupe Dinner Plate
  • MB1455 Stemless Wine Tumbler

Colors

  • FN239 Spiced Cream
  • SC027 Sour Apple
  • SC095 Pinkie Swear
  • SC097 Cant-elope

Decorating Accessories

  • AC220 Detailer Tips and 1 oz Bottles (3)
  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pattern
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top|Holiday 406|403|461|462
48851 Father’s Day Mustache Plates fathers-day-mustache-plates https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/fathers-day-mustache-plates/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb101_mb102_fathers_day_mustache_plates_stacked_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

Dinner Plate:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan with FN239 Spiced Cream, apply 3 coats to the back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Using the Soft Fan with FN239 Spiced Cream, apply 3 coats to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. After the glaze is dry to the touch, place the pattern over the front of the plate. Lightly trace with the pencil. You should be able to faintly see the pattern in the glaze. Do not press hard enough to go down to the bisque.
  5. Take the three AC-20 Bottles and fill them with SC035 Gray Hare, SC060 Silver Lining, and SC099 Char-ming. Label the outside of the bottles with the permanent marker. Screw the tip onto each bottle.
  6. Use the bottle filled with SC035 Gray Hare to outline the mustaches labeled 1. Draw 2 wavy lines going down the inside of those mustaches.
  7. Use the bottle filled with SC060 Silver Lining to outline the mustaches labeled 2.
  8. Use the bottle filled with SC099 Char-ming to outline the mustaches labeled 3. Add dots to the inside of those mustaches.
  9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Salad Plate:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-239 Spiced Cream, apply 3 coats to the back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Using the Soft Fan with FN-239 Spiced Cream, apply 3 coats to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. After the glaze is dry to the touch, place the pattern over the front of the plate. Lightly trace with the pencil. You should be able to faintly see the pattern in the glaze. Do not press hard enough to go down to the bisque.
  5. Take the three AC-220 Bottles and fill them with SC-35 Gray Hare, SC-60 Silver Lining, and SC-99 Char-ming. Label the outside of the bottles with the permanent marker. Screw the tip onto each bottle.
  6. Use the bottle filled with SC-99 Char-ming to outline “dad”.
  7. Use the bottle filled with SC-35 Gray Hare to outline the mustache.
  8. Use the bottle filled with SC-60 Silver Lining to make dots going around the edge of the plate.
  9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB101 Coupe Salad Plate
  • MB102 Coupe Dinner Plate

Colors

  • FN239 Spiced Cream
  • SC035 Gray Hare
  • SC060 Silver Lining
  • SC099 Char-ming

Decorating Accessories

  • AC220 Detailer Tips and 1 oz Bottles (3)
  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pattern
  • Pencil
  • Permanent Marker
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top|Holiday 406|403|461|462
48849 Year of the Dragon year-of-the-dragon https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/year-of-the-dragon/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1369_jungle_gem_year_of_the_dragon_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, apply EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black to the crevices of the belly on the dragon.
  3. Using s CB106 #6 Script Liner apply 3 costs of SC024 Dandelion to the belly area and the nose of the dragon.
  4. Using a CB202#2 Detail Liner, apply 3 coats of SC074 Hot Tamale to the tongue and the lips of the dragon.
  5. Using a CB202#2 Detail Liner, apply 2-3 Coats of SC016 Cotton Tail to the teeth.
  6. Using a CB202#2 Detail Liner, apply 3 coats of SC097 Cant-elope to the inside area of the mouth and to the eye area.
  7. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, detail the eyes and the nostrils with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the whisker.
  8. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan and a CB106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of EL121 Copper Adventurine to the area on the back of the dragon.
  9. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan and a CB106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of CG1002 Day Lily to the body of the dragon. Allow to dry!
  10. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

Form

  • MB1369 Asian Dragon

Colors

  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC024 Dandelion
  • SC074 Hot Tamale
  • SC097 Cant-elope
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • CG1002 Day Lily
  • EL121 Copper Adventurine

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Glazed Tile for a Palette
  • Paper Towels
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
48847 Jungle Gem Layering Faceted Mushroom jungle-gem-layering-faceted-mushroom https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/jungle-gem-layering-faceted-mushroom/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1625_mb1626_cg_props_web-1.jpg Elizabeth Carey

Large:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use FD254 Black to outline all the facets. Allow glaze to dry.
  3. Using the Script Liner with CG981 Fruity Freckles, apply 2 coats to one of the facets on the top row of the cap. Skip 3 facets. Apply 2 coats to the next facet. They should be directly across from each other. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Script Liner with CG1002 Day Lily, apply 2 coats to the two facets on the top row of the cap that do not touch the facets glazed in Step #3. They should be directly across from each other. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Using the Script Liner with CG981 Fruity Freckles, apply 1 coat to the remaining facets on the top of the cap. Allow glaze to dry. Using the Script Liner with CG1002 Day Lily, apply 1 coat over those facets. This will create a new color.
  6. Repeat Steps #3-5 for the second row of facets.
  7. Using the Script Liner with FN232 Sun Yellow, apply 3 coats to the small diamond facets on the top of the cap, the center faceted on the very top of the cap, and the large, upper facets on the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  8. Using the Script Liner with FN207 Orange Slice, apply 3 coats to the border of facets going around the top of the cap, and the bottom of the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  9. Using the Script Liner with FN230 Poppy, apply 3 coats to the underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  10. Stilt and Fire to cone 06.

Small:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use FD254 Black to outline all the facets. Allow glaze to dry.
  3. Using the Script Liner with CG962 Blue Azure, apply 2 coats to one of the facets on the top row of the cap. Skip 3 facets. Apply 2 coats to the next facet. They should be directly across from each other. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Script Liner with CG1008 Blue Guppy, apply 2 coats to the two facets on the top row of the cap that do not touch the facets glazed in Step #3. They should be directly across from each other. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Using the Script Liner with CG962 Blue Azure, apply 1 coat to the remaining facets on the top of the cap. Allow glaze to dry. Using the Script Liner with CG1008 Blue Guppy, apply 1 coat over those facets. This will create a new color.
  6. Repeat Steps #3-5 for the second row of facets.
  7. Using the Script Liner with FN214 Pastel Jade, apply 3 coats to the border of facets going around the top of the cap, and the bottom of the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  8. Using the Script Liner with FN231 Clearly Jade, apply 3 coats to the underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  9. Stilt and Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1625 Large Faceted Mushroom
  • MB1626 Small Faceted Mushroom

Colors

  • Large:
    • CG981 Fruity Freckles
    • CG1002 Day Lily
    • FD254 Black
    • FN207 Orange Slice
    • FN230 Poppy
    • FN232 Sun Yellow
  • Small:
    • CG962 Blue Azure
    • CG1008 Blue Guppy
    • FD254 Black
    • FN214 Pastel Jade
    • FN231 Clearly Jade
    • FN235 Celadon

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
48845 Marbled Faceted Mushrooms marbled-faceted-mushrooms https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/marbled-faceted-mushrooms/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1625_mb1626_pink_marbled_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Take the AC220 1oz Bottles and fill them ¾ full with SC003 Wine About It, SC020 Cashew Later, and SC095 Pinkie Swear. Fill them the rest of the way with water. Screw the tips on and shake.
  3. Using the Soft Fan with FN001 White, apply 1 coat to the top of the cap. While the glaze is still wet, generously squirt the top of the cap with the bottles from Step #2. Rotate the mushroom to help the glaze marbleize. Once the top of the cap is covered, place it upright to dry. It is helpful to do this over a paper plate.
  4. Use a damp sponge to remove any glaze that dripped down to the underside of the cap.
  5. Using the Soft Fan with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the large sections of the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  6. Using the Soft Fan with SC-20 Cashew Later, apply 3 coats to the underside of the cap. Use the Script Liner to apply 3 coats to the bottom edge of the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  7. Using the Script Liner with SC-3 Wine About It, apply 3 coats to the small diamonds on the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  8. After the glaze is bone dry, use SG-401 Black to outline the facets.
  9. Stilt and Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1625 Large Faceted Mushroom
  • MB1626 Small Faceted Mushroom

Colors

  • FN001 White
  • SC003 Wine About It
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC020 Cashew Later
  • SC095 Pinkie Swear
  • SG401 Black

Decorating Accessories

  • AC220 Detailer Tip and 1oz Bottles (3)
  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper plate
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
48839 Bright Jungle Gem Mushrooms bright-jungle-gem-mushrooms https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/bright-jungle-gem-mushrooms/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1622_mb1623_mb1624_bright_jungle_gem_mushrooms_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

Curly Mushroom:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Pour out around 1 Tbsp of CG753 Sassy Orange and CG756 Firecracker onto the palette. Using the Soft Fan with CG756 Firecracker, apply 1 coat to the lower half of the top of the cap. Dip the same brush into CG753 Sassy Orange and blend up to the top of the cap. After the glaze is dry, repeat for a second coat.
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Script Liner with SC087 Ruby Slippers, apply 3 coats going around the bottom lip of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Squeeze out around 1 tsp onto the palette. Dip the sponge into the glaze and sponge around the bottom edge of the cap.
  5. Using the Soft Fan with SP216 Speckled Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the stem.
  6. Stilt and Fire to cone 06.

Ribbed Mushroom:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Pour out around 1 Tbsp of CG987 Tree Frog and CG1009 Cherry Limeade onto the palette. Using the Soft Fan with CG987 Tree Frog, apply 1 coat to the lower half of the top of the cap. Dip the same brush into CG1009 Cherry Limeade and blend up to the top of the cap. After the glaze is dry, repeat for a second coat.
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC026 Green Thumb onto the palette. Dip the sponge into the glaze and sponge around the bottom edge of the cap.
  5. Using the Soft Fan with SP216 Speckled Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the stem.
  6. Stilt and Fire to cone 06.

Dotted Mushroom:

  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Script Liner with SC077 Glo-Worm, apply 3 coats to the dots on the top of the cap and the underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the ruffle on the top of the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Script Liner with CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum, apply 2 coats to the top of the cap. Do not glaze over the dots. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Using the Script Liner with SC076 Cara-bein Blue, apply 3 coats going around the bottom lip of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Squeeze out around 1 tsp onto the palette. Dip the sponge into the glaze and sponge around the bottom edge of the cap.
  6. Using the Script Liner with SP216 Speckled Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the rest of the stem.
  7. Stilt and Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1622 Curly Mushroom
  • MB1623 Ribbed Mushroom
  • MB1624 Dotted Mushroom

Colors

  • Curly:
    • CG753 Sassy Orange
    • CG756 Firecracker
    • SC075 Orange-A-Peel
    • SC087 Ruby Slippers
    • SP216 Speckled Cotton Tail
  • Ribbed:
    • CG987 Tree Frog
    • CG1009 Cherry Limeade
    • SC026 Green Thumb
    • SC075 Orange-A-Peel
    • SP216 Speckled Cotton Tail
  • Dotted:
    • CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum
    • SC075 Orange-A-Peel
    • SC076 Cara-bein Blue
    • SC077 Glo-Worm
    • SP216 Specked Cotton Tail

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
48838 Lily of the Valley Bowl lily-of-the-valley-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/lily-of-the-valley-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/sb124_lily_of_the_valley_bowl_web.jpg David Hoff
  1. Check the ware over for blemishes and if present sand gently with 100-grit sandpaper to remove. Proceed to damp sponge ware to remove any fired dust and to condition the piece for decorating.
  2. Place about 1½ ounces of Kings Blue into a paper cup. If the color is extremely thick, thin with a few drops of water. Mix with a palette knife.
  3. Using the Soft Fan, apply three flowing coats of the Kings Blue over the entire piece, inside and out. However, do not apply color to the bottom of the piece. Allow the underglaze to dry thoroughly.
  4. Cut out the pattern for ease of use.
  5. Using the pattern, the White Saral and red pen, trace the pattern onto the ware. The Saral will burn away during firing. (Note: if the Saral still appears after the first firing it will disappear during the mid-range firing.)
  6. With the #4 and #8 Pointed Round, careful apply three coats of the China White to all of the leaves. The China White is opaque and will block out the underneath color of Kings Blue. Be sure each coat of the China White is dry before proceeding onto the next coat.
  7. Place the following EZ-Strokes on the palette: Yellow Orange, Irish Green, Leaf Green and Ivy Green. If extremely thick add a few drops of water and mix with Palette Knife.
  8. Complete leaves as follows:
    1. Smoothly cover the white basecoat with a smooth application of Irish Green. Allow to set.
    2. Using either the Rounds or the Shader begin to shade and highlight the leaves. Fully load the desired brush with Irish Green and side load with Yellow Orange for highlighting. Use Leaf and Ivy Green for shading. Blend the desired colors on the palette and apply to each leaf following its contours. For best results, apply color smoothly and remove heavy ridges of color.
    3. Be sure and darken the areas where a leaf overlaps another with Ivy Green.
  9. Place Cobalt Jet Black on the palette and thin. Fully load the #2 Detail Liner and proceed to outline the leaves and add broken vein accents to each leaf. The outlining will define which leaf over-laps the other.
  10. Using the Green Designer Liner, carefully apply stems to the Lily of the Valley. Apply the stems to one third of the nesting bowl and allow to dry, before proceeding to the next third. It is very easy to smear the fresh wet lines.
  11. While the Green Designer Liner is drying, place Pure White French Dimensions on the palette. Add an equal amount of White E-Z Stroke to the French Dimensions. Mix with palette knife.
  12. Using the #0 Detail fully loaded, apply a generous coat of the Pure White/White mix to each of the Lily of the Valley flowers. Again, work in thirds around the piece. When the color has set apply a second coat. The flowers should appear raised.
  13. Tap in dots streaming down from the flowers here and there throughout the design. These are very small and can be grouped together.
  14. Thin the Pure White/White mix with a few drops of water. Fully load the #2 Detail Liner with this thinned mix. Accent the green stem with a highlight of this white. One coat is sufficient, and the highlights are randomly applied.
  15. Apply a thin wash of Yellow Orange to the very top of each flower using the #0 Detail.
  16. Go back to the Green Designer Liner and place a tiny dot where the flower connects to the stem.
  17. To set color, fire the ware to shelf cone 04.
  18. Damp sponge the ware to remove any fired dust and to condition the piece for glazing.
  19. Place Zinc Clear into a paper cup and if extremely thick, thin with water.
  20. With #8 Soft Fan, apply three smooth flowing coats of glaze over piece, except the bottom of the ware. Be sure to allow color drying time between each coat.
  21. When dry fire to shelf cone 6 with a ten-minute hold.

 

An Important Note

  1. This project can be completed as written with low-fire white earthenware. However, there are a few minor changes.
  2. 1. Earthenware greenware or 04 Bisque may be used.
  3. 2. To set painted color, fire to cone 04. (same as before)
  4. 3. When final glazing is applied use S-1121 Crystal Clear Brushing.
  5. 4. After glazing has dried fire to shelf cone 06.

Form

  • SB124 Medium Nesting Bowl

Colors

  • UG001 Kings Blue
  • UG051 China White
  • EZ003 Irish Green
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • EZ013 White
  • EZ026 Yellow Orange
  • EZ028 Leaf Green
  • EZ033 Ivy Green
  • SG405 Green
  • FD258 Pure White
  • SW004 Zinc Free Clear

Decorating Accessories

  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB408 #8 Pointed Round
  • CB306 #6 Flat Shader
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB200 #0 Detail
  • RB140 #8 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • 100-grit Sandpaper
  • 2 – 3-ounce paper cups for Underglaze and Glaze
  • Heavy Duty Plastic Page Protector
  • Paper Towels
  • Red Pen
  • Standard Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Palette knife
  • White Saral transfer paper
  • Pattern
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
48835 Magic Metallic Faceted Mushrooms magic-metallic-faceted-mushrooms https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/magic-metallic-faceted-mushrooms/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1625_mb1626_acrylic_mm_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using an AB710 #3/4 Flat Shader, base coat each Mushroom with SS138 Flat Black. Allow to dry!
  3. Shake and stir well MM102 Copper Metallic. There are real metallic particles in this product. Place some on a palette.
  4. Using an AB710 #3/4 Flat Shader Brush and a AB708 #10 Shader, apply 1 coat of MM102 Copper Metallic to every other section of the Mushroom. Allow to dry!
  5. Apply a 2nd coat of the MM102 Copper Metallic to the same sections. While the MM102 Copper Metallic is still wet/damp use an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader or a CB102 #2 Soft Fan apply a coat of MM202 Green Patina over the wet MM102 Copper Metallic. In about 20 minutes or so you will start to see Patina forming. Allow to dry!
  6. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader or a AB708 #10 Shader, apply 2 coats of AC502 Matte Brush on Sealer to the Patina areas. This will stop the Patina action. Allow to dry!
  7. Using a small Sea Wool Sponge, sponge some MM102 Copper Metallic over the patina areas.
  8. Using an AB708 #10 Shader, apply 1 coat of MM106 Steel Metallic to the areas next to the Patina areas. Allow to dry!
  9. Apply a 2nd coat of the MM106 Steel Metallic to the same sections. While the MM106 Steel Metallic is still wet/damp use an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader or a CB102 #2 Soft Fan apply a coat of MM305 Rapid Rust over the wet MM106 Steel Metallic. In about 20 minutes or so you will start to see Rust forming. Allow it to dry over night for best Rust performance!
  10. Using AB708 #10 Shader, apply 1 coat of SS138 Flat Black to the very top and to the diamond shapes of the Mushrooms. Allow to dry!
  11. Using an AB710 #3/4 Flat Shader, apply 2 coats of AC502 Matte Brush on Sealer to the Mushrooms and 2 coats of AC501 Gloss Brush on Sealer to the black areas on the top of the mushrooms. Allow to dry!
  12. DO NOT FIRE.

Form

  • MB1625 Large Faceted Mushroom
  • MB1626 Small Faceted Mushroom

Colors

  • MM102 Copper Metallic
  • MM106 Steel Metallic
  • MM202 Green Patina
  • MM305 Rapid Rust
  • SS138 Flat Black
  • AC501 Gloss Brush on Sealer
  • AC502 Matte Brush on Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • AB708 #10 Shader
  • AB710 #3/4 Flat Shader
  • BD805 #3 Fan Brush
  • CB602 #2 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
Non-Fired|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 409|403|460
44648 Springtime Silhouette Bird springtime-silhouette-bird https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/springtime-silhouette-bird/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/MB1595_springtime_silhouette_bird_1_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.  
  2. Cut out the pattern. Place on one side of the bird. Trace with a pencil. Flip the pattern over and trace on the other side. Use the pencil to draw a line connecting the chest on both sides of the bird. Draw a continuous line going around the beak.  
  3. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the chest. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
  4. Cut a piece of lace fabric that is big enough to cover one side of the chest and the front of the chest. Place the lace over one side of the chest. Dip the Soft Fan in water and brush over the lace to help it stick to the glaze. Use the wet Soft Fan to smooth the lace over the front of the chest. Cut off any extra lace. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 1 coat over the lace.  
  5. Cut a piece of lace fabric that is big enough to cover the remaining side of the chest. Place the lace over the side of the chest and brush with the wet Soft Fan. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 1 coat over the lace.  
  6. Using the Script Liner with SC-103 Lavendear, apply 1 coat over the entire chest. Allow glaze to loose it’s shine, but not dry completely. Remove the lace.  
  7. Using FD-258 Pure White, outline the wings, chest, and beak.  
  8. Using the Script Liner with SC-103 Lavendear, apply 1 puddle coat to the wings.  
  9. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 1 puddle coat to the beak. 
  10. Using the Script Liner and Soft Fan with CG-998 Pink Pixie, apply 2 coats to the rest of the body.  
  11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  

Form

  • MB-1595 Large Bird Silhouette  

Colors

  • CG-998 Pink Pixie  
  • FD-258 Pure White  
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail 
  • SC-103 Lavendear  

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge  
  • Water 
  • Pattern 
  • Pencil  
  • Scissors  
  • Lace fabric  
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
48772 Floral Large Nesting Bowl floral-large-nesting-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/floral-large-nesting-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/sb123_spring_colorful_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with damp sponge
  2. In a separate bowl mix 1 part SW501 White gloss and 1 part SW507 Bright Green Gloss to create a custom lighter green color glaze.
  3. Using a vinyl resist apply flowers to the outside of bowl. If not using vinyl resist, these can be drawn in lightly using a pencil.
  4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) glaze the inside and outside of the bowl, with custom green glaze mixed in step 2. If not using vinyl resist, avoid painting over pencil drawings.
  5. On a separate plate, pour desired amount (approximately the size of a quarter) of the following Stroke and Coat colors:
    1. SC006 Sunkissed,
    2. SC102 Just Peachy
    3. SC088 TuTu Tango
    4. SC100 Makin Me Blush
    5. SC003 Wine About It
    6. SC097 Cant-elope
    7. SC055 Yella Bout It
    8. SC033 Fruit of the Vine
    9. SC085 Orkid
    10. SC008 Just Froggy
    11. SC043 Lettuce Alone
  6. Remove vinyl resist flowers and using 2/0 Detail Liner (CB220) brush, apply 3 coats of the following Stroke and Coat glaze to the flowers, leaves and stems.
  7. Using a vinyl resist or draw lightly with a pencil “BRING MAY FLOWERS “ on the inside rim of the bowl. Using SC043 Lettuce Alone glaze wording with a 2/0 Detail Liner (CB220).
  8. Remove all vinyl resist prior to firing.
  9. Fire to cone 6

Form

  • SB123 Large Nesting Bowl

Colors

  • SW501 White Gloss
  • SW507 Bright Green Gloss
  • SC006 Sunkissed,
  • SC102 Just Peachy
  • SC088 TuTu Tango
  • SC100 Makin Me Blush
  • SC003 Wine About It
  • SC097 Cant-elope
  • SC055 Yella Bout It
  • SC033 Fruit of the Vine
  • SC085 Orkid
  • SC008 Just Froggy
  • SC043 Lettuce Alone

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Fan brush
  • CB220 2/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
48768 April Showers Small Nesting Bowl april-showers-small-nesting-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/april-showers-small-nesting-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/sb125_spring_colorful_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
  1. Wipe dust from bisque with damp sponge
  2. Using either a vinyl resists or lightly hand drawing with a pencil, draw in clouds to the inside and outside of the bowl. Along with clouds, create an umbrella and rain drops to the outside of the bowl using vinyl resist or pencil.
  3. Glaze clouds with SW501 White Gloss using a #6 Pointed Round brush (CB406)
  4. In a separate bowl mix 1 part SW501 White gloss and 1 part SW510 Blue Gloss to create a custom lighter blue color glaze
  5. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) glaze the inside and outside of the bowl, avoiding clouds, umbrella and raindrops, with custom blue glaze mixed in step 4.
  6. If using a vinyl resist, remove and glaze raindrops with SC045 My Blue Heaven and SC011 Blue Yonder. If hand drawn, avoid pencil shapes while glazing.
  7. Glaze umbrella with SC024 Dandelion, SC050 Orange Ya Happy, SC043 Lettuce Alone and SC073 Candy Apple Red. Glaze the handle of the umbrella with SC015 Tuxedo and SC035 Gray Hare.
  8. Before clouds are completely dry, highlight cloud shapes using a 2/0 Detail Liner (CB220) with a slightly watered down SW510 Blue Gloss to create shadows and depth.
  9. When the clouds inside the bowl are completely dry, apply vinyl lettering or hand write using a #4 Pointed Round Brush “APRIL SHOWERS” with SW510 Blue Gloss
  10. Remove all vinyl resist prior to firing.
  11. Fire to cone 6.

Form

  • SB125 Small Nesting Bowl

Colors

  • SW501 White Gloss
  • SW510 Blue Gloss
  • SC045 My Blue Heaven
  • SC011 Blue Yonder
  • SC024 Dandelion
  • SC050 Orange Ya Happy
  • SC043 Lettuce Alone
  • SC073 Candy Apple Red
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC035 Gray Hare

Decorating Accessories

  • RB144 #4 Fan brush
  • CB220 2/0 Detail Liner
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round Brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
48766 Handbuilt VanGogh Vase and Flowers handbuilt-vangogh-vase-and-flowers https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-vangogh-vase-and-flowers/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/handbuilt_vangogh_sunflowers_sc_cg_impressionist_bg_web.jpg Bailie Benson

Vase

  1. Wheel throw, coil build, or begin with a pre-formed vessel at the leather hard stage.
  2. Using a paddle or flat ruler, pat the sides of the leather hard vessel to flatten the front and back.
  3. Using a carving tool, carve out chunks of texture over the whole form to give the illusion of brush stroke texture.
  4. Allow form to completely dry.
  5. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  6. Apply three coats of SC042 to the top half of the vessel with the CB624 fan brush.
  7. Allow to dry.
  8. Apply three coats of SC054 to the bottom half of the vessel with the CB624 fan brush.
  9. Allow to dry.
  10. Apply a single thin layer of SC024 to the top half of the vessel over the SC042.
  11. Apply highlights to the top portion of the vessel with SC016 to mimic the highlights seen in the paintings.
  12. Using the RB100 detail brush, apply accent lines of SC05 along the edges of the vessel and add “Vincent” where VanGogh would have signed his work on the painting.
  13. Allow to dry.
  14. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Flowers

  1. Roll out one large slab of clay to make multiple flowers, or multiple small slabs for individual flowers.
  2. Compress the clay slabs front and back with a plastic card.
  3. Using a needle tool or toothpick, lightly draw a flower shape on the clay. You can do round flowers, petal flowers, or a mix of both.
  4. Cut out the drawn flower shape and remove excess clay.
  5. If you’re doing a flower with petals, carve away a thin layer of clay on the background petals to make them appear farther away.
  6. For both round flowers and petal flowers, add in the same carved texture that was added on the vessel to emulate brush stroke texture to the front and back of each flower.
  7. Roll a ball of clay and flatten to create the inner part of the flower.
  8. Add dots with the back end of a pencil or paintbrush to the flattened round piece of clay.
  9. Scratch and attach the inner portion to the flower.
  10. Scratch and attach a coil to the back of each flower using a pencil or dowel rod to create a bump of space between the coil and flower. This will create the slot to put the dowel rod stem into the flower later.
  11. Allow to fully dry.
  12. Bisque fire to cone 04
  13. Using the CB624 fan brush, apply 3 coats of SC026 to the backs of the flowers.
  14. With the same brush, apply 2 coats of CG963 to the back of the flowers as well.
  15. Using the CB624 fan brush, apply two coats of SC042 to the front of the flowers (petal area), leaving the raised center portion of the flower unpainted.
  16. Apply one thin layer of SC006 to the petals to add a little bit of bright yellow highlight.
  17. Apply two coats of S2729 to the petals.
  18. In the center seed area of the flowers, apply 3 coats of S2725 with the CB624 fan brush.
  19. Allow to dry.
  20. Stilt and fire to cone 06.
  21. Assemble! Use found sticks or painted dowel rods to become the flower stems. Floral foam in the bottom of the vessel helps the flowers stand up straight.

Form

  • Low fire clay

Colors

  • S2729 Citrus Splash
  • S2725 Safari
  • CG963 Lemon Lime
  • SC054 Vanilla Dip
  • SC005 Tiger Tail
  • SC024 Dandelion
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC042 Butter Me Up
  • SC026 Green Thumb
  • SC016 Cotton Tai

Decorating Accessories

  • CB624 Glaze Fan brush
  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB100 Detail Brush 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic card
  • Carving tools
  • Toothpick
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
48764 Patchwork Tree Canvas patchwork-tree-canvas https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/patchwork-tree-canvas/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Canvas_patchwork_tree_web.jpg Tim McPherson
  1. Trace on the pattern using Clay Carbon Paper.
  2. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Toad-ily Green to the tree and some of the openings in the grass area.
  3. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Brown Cow to the tree trunk.
  4. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Sour Apple to some of the squares to the grass area.
  5. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Green Thumb to the remaining openings to the grass area.
  6. Using the Round, apply 3 coats Blue Yonder, Blue Isle and The Blue to the openings in the sky area.
  7. Using the Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of Moody Blue to the side walls.
  8. Using the Liner, add detail lines to the green areas with Irish Luck.
  9. Using the Liner, add detail lines to the blue areas with Moody Blue.
  10. Using the Liner, add detail lines to the tree trunk using Down to Earth.
  11. Using the Liner, outline and add stitching to the entire piece.
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

Form

  • MB1352 6” Square Clay Canvas

Colors

  • SC052 Toad-ily Green
  • SC027 Sour Apple
  • SC026 Green Thumb
  • Sc036 Irish Luck
  • SC041 Brown Cow
  • SC024 Down to Earth
  • SC011 Blue Yonder
  • SC028 Blue Isle
  • SC031 The Blues
  • SC012 Moody Blue
  • SC015 Tuxedo

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 # 10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB404 # 4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 # 4 Soft Fan
  • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
48757 Softees Pearl Fred and Ethel softees-pearl-fred-and-ethel https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/softees-pearl-fred-and-ethel/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1619_mb1620_acrylic_pearl_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader, basecoat each chicken with SS138 Flat Black. Allow to Dry!
  3. Using a DB803 #8 Round, drybrush SS198 Chocolate to the lower body and top part of the wing of each chicken also the area between the tail feathers followed by SS234 Medium Mocha then SS212 Light Umber. Highlight the upper wing area with SS135 White
  4. Using a DB803 #8 Round, drybrush SS212 Light Umber to the heard and upper pate of the body, then OS445 French Vanilla followed by SS135 White.
  5. Using a DB803 #8 Round and a DB802 #5 Round, (refer to the photo) drybrush parts of the tail and the wing as follows:
  6. Green area – SS057 Accent Green then OS488 Christmas Green then highlighted with OS466 Avocado with a touch of SS135 White in the brush blending the colors.
  7. Blue areas – OS541 Northern Blue then SS335 Rich Blue followed by SS331 Medium Blue.
  8. Purple areas – OS569 Concord then SS368 Dusty Violet followed by SS368 Dusty Violet with a touch of SS135 White in the brush.
  9. Using a DB801 #3 Round, drybrush the Combe and waddle with OS503 Barnyard Red then SS176 Christmas Red highlight with OS449 Bright Red.
  10. Using a DB801 #3 Round, drybrush the beak with SS212 Light Umber then with OS436 Gold highlight with a little SS135 White in the brush.
  11. Using a AB701 #0 Detail and a AB702 #10/0 Liner, paint he eyes with SS138 Flat Black then add highlights of SS331 Medium Blue and SS135 White.
  12. Using a AB702 #10/0 Liner, detail in-between the wing and tail feathers with SS138 Flat Black.
  13. Using an AB710 ¾ Flat Shader, apply 2 coats of AC502 Matte Brush on Sealer to the chickens. Allow to dry between each coat.
  14. Using an AB701 #0 Detail, apply 2 coats of AC501 Gloss Brush on Sealer to the eyes and the beak of the chickens. Allow to Dry!
  15. DO NOT FIRE!

Form

  • MB1619 Fred Rooster
  • MB1620 Ethel Hen

Colors

  • SS057 Accent Green
  • SS113 White Iridescent
  • SS135 White
  • SS138 Flat Black
  • SS176 Christmas Red
  • SS183 Rich Peach
  • SS198 Chocolate
  • SS212 Light Umber
  • SS234 Medium Mocha
  • SS331 Medium Blue
  • SS335 Rich Blue
  • SS368 Dusty Violet
  • OS436 Gold
  • OS445 French Vanilla
  • OS449 Bright Red
  • OS466 Avocado
  • OS488 Christmas Green
  • OS503 Barnyard Red
  • OS541 Northern Blue
  • OS569 Concord
  • AC501 Gloss Brush on Sealer
  • AC502 Mate Brush on Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • AB701 #0 Detail
  • AB702 #10/0 Liner
  • AB708 #10 Shader
  • AB710 ¾ Flat Shader
  • DB801 #3 Round
  • DB802 #5 Round
  • DB803 #8 Round
  • DB804 #3 Flat

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
Non-Fired|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 409|403|460
48754 Foundations Flowers Flora Vase foundations-flowers-flora-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundations-flowers-flora-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1612_fn_flowers_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. In a small cup, thin some FN056 Heather to the consistency of coffee cream. Pour the glaze slowly; roll the glaze around inside the vase pouring out the excess. Leave the vase upside down to fully drain. Allow to dry!
  3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 4 coats of FN301 Marshmallow White to the outside of the vase. Allow to dry!
  4. Trace the pattern onto the piece using AC230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil. You may find it easy to cut slits in the pattern so that it will conform to the shape of the vase.
  5. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of FN055 Bubble Gum to the pink flower petals. Load the brush again with FN055 Bubble Gun and side load in FN025 Raspberry Whip, stroke in each pink flower petal.
  6. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of FN058 Apple Green to the green flower petals. Load the brush again with FN056 Apple Green and side load in FN021 Olive, stroke in each green flower petal.
  7. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of FN059 Cashmere to the tan flower petals. Load the brush again with FN059 Cashmere and side load in FN060 Mushroom, stroke in each tan flower petal.
  8. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 1 coat of FN056 Heather to the purple flower petals. Load the brush again with FN056 Heather and side load in FN018 Bright Blue, stroke in each purple flower petal.
  9. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 1 coat of FN002 Yellow to each flower centers. Load the brush again with FN02 Yellow and side load in FN020 Medium Green, stroke in each flower center.
  10. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, load the brush with FN058 Apple Green then side load in FN020 Medium Green. Stroke both sides of each leaf.
  11. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, outline and detail the flower and the leaves with EZ0412 Cobalt Jet Black. Allow to dry!
  12. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB1612 Flora Vase

Colors

  • FN002 Yellow
  • FN018 Bright Blue
  • FN020 Medium Green
  • FN021 Olive
  • FN025 Raspberry Whip
  • FN055 Bubble Gum
  • FN056 Heather
  • FN058 Green Apple
  • FN059 Cashmere
  • FN060 Mushroom
  • FN301 Marshmallow White
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Small Cup
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
48752 Foundation Flower Posy Vase foundation-flower-posy-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundation-flower-posy-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1610_fn_flowers_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. In a small cup, thin some FN055 Bubble Gum to the consistency of coffee cream. Pour the glaze slowly; roll the glaze around inside the vase pouring out the excess. Leave the vase upside down to fully drain. Allow to dry!
  3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN001 White to the outside of the vase. Allow to dry!
  4. Trace the pattern onto the piece using AC230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil. Do not trace the details of the leaves just the basic shape.
  5. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of FN055 Bubble Gum to each flower petal.
  6. When dry, take the pattern and cut out the shape. Place the pattern over the painted flower and trace the flower petals using the AC230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern.
  7. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, side load with FN025 Raspberry Whip and shade the lower section of each flower petal.
  8. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of FN058 Apple Green to the leaves.
  9. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, side load some FN020 Medium Green and shade the leaves.
  10. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of FN002 Yellow to the center of the flower.
  11. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, side load with some FN057 Periwinkle and shade around the outer edge of the flower and leaves on the background.
  12. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, outline and detail the flower and the leaves with EZ047 Thundercloud Grey. Allow to dry!
  13. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB1610 Posy Vase

Colors

  • FN001 White
  • FN002 Yellow
  • FN020 Medium Green
  • FN025 Raspberry Whip
  • FN055 Bubble Gum
  • FN057 Periwinkle
  • FN058 Green Apple
  • EZ047 Thundercloud Grey

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Small Cup
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
48745 Foundation Bird Blossom Vase foundation-bird-blossom-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundation-bird-blossom-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1611_fn_flowers_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. In a small cup, thin some FN057 Periwinkle to the consistency of coffee cream. Pour the glaze slowly; roll the glaze around inside the vase pouring out the excess. Leave the vase upside down to fully drain. Allow to dry!
  3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN001 White to the outside of the vase. Allow to dry!
  4. Trace the pattern onto the piece using AC230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil. Do not trace the detail of the bird, just the basic shape.
  5. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of FN057 Periwinkle to the entire bird.
  6. When dry, take the pattern and cut out the bird. Place the pattern over the painted bird and trace the details on the bird using the AC230 Clay Carbon Paper.
  7. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, side load some FN028 Wisteria Purple and shade the bird’s wing, chest, and tail.
  8. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of FN055 Bubble Gum to the flower petals. Apply 2 coats of FN058 Apple Green to the leaves.
  9. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of FN002 Yellow to the centers of the flowers and to the beak of the bird.
  10. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, side load with some FN025 Raspberry Whip and shade around the flower centers.
  11. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, outline and detail as follows: Bird – FN028 Wisteria Purple; Leaves – FN020 Medium Green; flower – FN025 Raspberry Whip. Allow to dry!
  12. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB1611 Blossom Vase

Colors

  • FN002 Yellow
  • FN020 Medium Green
  • FN025 Raspberry Whip
  • FN028 Wisteria Purple
  • FN055 Bubble Gum
  • FN056 Heather
  • FN058 Green Apple

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Small Cup
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
48735 Handbuilt Hedgehogs handbuilt-hedgehogs https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-hedgehogs/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/handbuilt_EL_hedgehogs_group_tower_web.jpg Bailie Benson
  1. Roll out a 1lb ball of low fire clay.
  2. Cut ball of clay in half.
  3. Using your chosen carving tool, hollow out the two halves of the ball of clay leaving two small clay bowls with walls around1/4th inch thick.
  4. Smoosh the excess clay from hollowing out the sphere back into another ball. Cover and set aside.
  5. Pinch the sides of both halves of the hollowed-out sphere to compress and slightly widen the two bowl shapes.
  6. Scratch and attach the two bowls back together into a hollow sphere.
  7. Remove the ball of excess clay from under the cover and make one cut slightly off center all the way through the ball.
  8. With the larger of the halves, use a pinch pot technique to form a cone shape. This will be the nose.
  9. Cut the smaller half of the ball into 4 equal parts. These will be the legs.
  10. Punch a small hole in the main sphere where you’d like your nose to sit.
  11. Scratch and attach the nose to the main sphere over the hole.
  12. Round off the legs and cut off excess clay until they’re as short as you’d like them.
  13. Roll the extra clay from cutting down the legs into a ball.
  14. Cut this ball in half. One half will be the nose tip, the other will make the ears and tail.
  15. Scratch and attach legs, nose, and tail.
  16. Use the back end of a paintbrush or carving tool to press eyes into the head.
  17. Outline with the toothpick where you’d like the quill area to start and stop. You can use a carving tool to carve away a little clay from the outside of the line to help the quill area stand out better.
  18. Press in and drag the toothpick in short strokes backwards all over the back of the hedgehog to imitate the look of quills.
  19. Scratch and attach the ears over the quill area slightly above where the eyeballs sit.
  20. IMPORTANT: In the bottom of the hedgehog, punch a hole through the body to the hollowed-out center.
  21. Allow to dry completely.
  22. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  23. Using a script liner brush, apply two coats of EL125 to the body and ears of the hedgehog.
  24. Using the script liner brush, apply 3 coats of your chosen elements glaze to the quill area of the hedgehog.
  25. Dip the back of your brush into SC016 and apply in the hole for the eyes.
  26. Once the SC016 is dry, put a tiny dot of SC015 on the tip of your brush and insert into the eye hole for the pupil.
  27. Allow glaze to fully dry.
  28. Carefully stilt or wipe the bottom of the feet to remove any excess glaze before placing on the kiln shelf.
  29. Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • 1lb low fire clay

Colors

  • EL130 Sea Green
  • EL134 Mirror Blue
  • EL142 Grass
  • EL127 Rose Granite
  • EL133 Autumn
  • EL103 Sea Spray
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • EL125 Sahara Sands

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Plastic card
  • Carving tools
  • Toothpick
  • Bowl of water
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
48733 Foundations Mushrooms foundations-mushrooms https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundations-mushrooms/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb1622_mb1623_mb1624_fn_web.jpg Bailie Benson

Curly Mushroom

  1. Wipe down bisque with a damp sponge to remove any dust.
  2. Using a fan brush, apply two coats of FN060 to the stem and allow to dry.
  3. Apply one coat of FN059 over the two coats of FN060 and allow to dry.
  4. Using a toothpick, sgraffito swirls onto the stem by pressing the toothpick down only hard enough to show the underlying color.
  5. Apply three coats of FN055 to the gills of the mushroom with a script liner brush.
  6. Apply three coats of FN058 to the cap of the mushroom with the fan brush. Allow to dry between coats.
  7. Using a script liner brush, apply one coat of FN057 into the crevice lines of the cap.
  8. Allow glaze to dry.
  9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Ribbed Mushroom

  1. Wipe down bisque with a damp sponge to remove any dust.
  2. Using a fan brush, apply two coats of FN060 to the stem.
  3. Using a damp sponge, wipe back the FN060 so it only sits in the crevices of the stem.
  4. Using a fan brush, apply approximately two coats of FN059 to the stem using a dry brush technique.
  5. Apply three coats of FN058 to the gills of the mushroom with a fan brush, allowing glaze to dry between coats.
  6. Using a fan brush, apply three coats of FN057 to the cap of the mushroom. Allow to dry.
  7. Using a fan brush, apply two coats of FN055 allow to dry only until the shine is gone.
  8. Using a toothpick, lightly sgraffito a repeating circle design onto the cap, pressing only hard enough to reveal the color below.
  9. Scratch out the inner portion of each circle leaving behind a ring design.
  10. Allow to fully dry.
  11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Dotted Mushroom

  1. Wipe down bisque with a damp sponge to remove any dust.
  2. Using a fan brush, apply three coats of FN060 to the upper part of the stem and allow to dry.
  3. Using a fan brush, apply three coats of FN059 to the lower half of the stem and allow to dry.
  4. Using a script liner brush, apply two coats of FN056 to the gills under the cap.
  5. Apply 4 coats of FN055 to the whole top of the mushroom with a fan brush.
  6. Using a script liner brush, apply 3 coats of FN058 to the dots allowing the glaze to dry between coats
  7. Allow to dry.
  8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB1622 Curly Mushroom
  • MB1623 Ribbed Mushroom
  • MB1624 Dotted Mushroom

Colors

  • FN055 Bubblegum
  • FN056 Heather
  • FN057 Periwinkle
  • FN058 Green Apple
  • FN059 Cashmere
  • FN060 Mushroom

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB144 Soft Fan brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Toothpick
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 406|403
48590 Happy Easter Bunny Plate happy-easter-bunny-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/happy-easter-bunny-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb131_easter_bunny_pastel_2_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of FN001 White to the top side of the plate. Allow to dry!
  3. Print 2 copies of the pattern. Place both copies on top of each other and cut out around the outside edge of the bunny pattern not the lettering.
  4. Position one of the patterns on the plate. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, load the brush with water then lift half of the pattern, apply the water to the plate then lay the pattern down. Repeat with the other side of the bunny pattern. Using a piece of paper towel, lay the paper towel over the bunny pattern and press on the paper towel. This will help absorb any extra water and secure the pattern to the plate. There should be no edges of the patten sticking up, if so re-wet and press with the paper towel to secure.
  5. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN057 Periwinkle to the top of the plate. Do not brush the glaze toward the pattern but away from the pattern to avoid the glaze going under the pattern.
  6. Remove the pattern from the plate before the glaze dries. Allow the plate to dry!
  7. Place the other cut out pattern in position, slide a sheet of AC230 Clay Carbon paper under the pattern and trace the details of the pattern. Also, trace the lettering.
  8. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC100 Making Me Blush to the inside of the ears, feet and on the nose. Allow to dry!
  9. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round and a CB202 #2 Detail, referring to the pattern, apply 3 coats each of the Stroke & Coat colors to the egg. Add dots with the end of a brush handle or a stylus.
  10. Using a CB202 #2 Detail, apply 3 coats of SC104 Grape Expectations to the lettering Happy Easter.
  11. Place some EZ047 Thundercloud Grey and EZ030 Rose onto a palette, using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, shade around the bunny’s body and the muzzle with the EZ047 Thundercloud Grey. Shade the ears, feet, and nose with EZ030 Rose.
  12. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, outline and detail the bunny and the egg with EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black.
  13. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN058 Matcha to the back of the plate. Allow to dry!
  14. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB131 Oval Platter

Colors

  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • EZ030 Rose
  • EZ047 Thundercloud Grey
  • SC055 Yella Bout It
  • SC097 Cant-elope
  • SC100 Making Me Blush
  • SC101 Spruce It Up
  • SC102 Just Peachy
  • SC103 Lavender
  • SC104 Grape Expectations
  • FN001 White
  • FN057 Periwinkle
  • FN058 Matcha

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • Glazed Tile for a Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stylus
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Holiday 406|403|462
48592 Happy Mother’s Day Plate and Mug Set happy-mothers-day-plate-and-mug-set https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/happy-mothers-day-plate-and-mug-set/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/mb101_mb113_fn_mothers-day_flowers_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN031 Ivory Speck to the top side of the plate and to the outside of the mug but not on the handle. Allow to dry!
  3. Using a pencil and AC230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace the pattern onto the plate and the outside of the mug.
  4. Place some of each EZ Stroke on a palette.
  5. Using a CB106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of EZ026 Yellow Orange to the outer half of each flower petal then apply 1 coat of EZ002 Cinderella Pink to the lower half of each petal blending into the EZ026 Yellow Orange. Repeat this step for a second coat.
  6. Using a CB106 #6 Script Liner or a CB310 #10 Flat Shader, shade the outer part of each petal with EZ026 Yellow Orange. Also apply 2 coats to the center of the flower.
  7. Using a CB106 #6 Script Liner, shade the lower half of each petal with EZ030 Rose.
  8. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, stroke in some fine vein lines from the center of the flower out with EZ030 Rose.
  9. Using a CB106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of EZ003 Irish Green to the leaves and stems of the flower.
  10. 10. Using a CB310 #10 Flat Shader, Shade the leaves and stem with EZ033 Ivy Green.
  11. 11. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2 coats of EZ030 Rose to the Happy Mother’s Day.
  12. 12. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, outline the flower and the leaves with EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black.
  13. 13. Apply dots of FD258 Pure White to the flower centers. When dry apply 1 coat of EZ026 Yellow Orange over the dots.
  14. 14. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan and a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 3-4 coats of FN055 Raspberry Smoothie to the back of the plate, to the inside of the mug and the handle of the mug. Allow to dry!
  15. 15. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB101 Coupe Salad Plate
  • MB113 12oz Mug

Colors

  • FN055 Raspberry Smoothie
  • FN061 Ivory Speck
  • EZ002 Cinderella Pink
  • EZ003 Irish Green
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • EZ026 Yellow Orange
  • EZ030 Rose
  • EZ033 Ivy Green
  • EZ034 Orange
  • FD258 Pure White

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB310 #10 Flat Shader
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Glazed Tile for a Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stylus
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Holiday 406|403|462
48519 Cobblestone Eggs cobblestone-eggs https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/cobblestone-eggs/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/cobblestone_bisque_eggs_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Cobblestone-Bisque-Eggs.pdf

Zig Zag Egg

  1. Using a damp sponge, wipe down bisque to get rid of dust
  2. Using a fan brush, apply two layers of FN017 over the whole shape, allowing the layers to dry.
  3. With the detail liner and wax resist, apply a repeating zig zag pattern around the egg.
  4. Using the white cobblestone, apply at least one coat over the whole egg, avoiding the wax lines.
  5. Apply random layers of cobblestone to create a randomized pattern of larger and smaller crackles.
  6. After the last layer of cobblestone loses its shine, apply one layer of SC101 to every other zig zag section.
  7. In the remaining sections, apply one layer of SC103.
  8. Allow to dry.
  9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Stripe Egg

  1. Using a damp sponge, wipe down bisque to get rid of dust
  2. Using a fan brush, apply two layers of FN-17 over the whole shape, allowing the layers to dry.
  3. With the detail liner and wax resist, apply a stripe pattern around the egg.
  4. Using the white cobblestone, apply at least one coat over the whole egg, avoiding the wax lines.
  5. Apply random layers of cobble stone to create a randomized pattern of larger and smaller crackles.
  6. After the last layer of cobblestone loses its shine, apply one layer of SC-101 to every other stripe section.
  7. In the remaining sections, apply one layer of SC-102.
  8. Allow to dry.
  9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Dots Egg

  1. Using a damp sponge, wipe down bisque to get rid of dust.
  2. Using a fan brush, apply two layers of FN-17 over the whole shape, allowing the layers to dry.
  3. With the detail liner and wax resist, apply a random circle pattern of larger and smaller circles around the egg.
  4. Using the white cobblestone, apply at least one coat over the whole egg, avoiding the wax lines.
  5. Apply random layers of cobble stone to create a randomized pattern of larger and smaller crackles.
  6. After the last layer of cobblestone loses its shine, apply one layer of SC-102 around each circle.
  7. Inside the remaining circle sections, apply one layer of SC-103.
  8. Allow to dry.
  9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

Form

  • Bisque Imports Duck Egg Bisque #2139

Colors

  • AC302 Wax Resist
  • SC101 Spruce It Up
  • SC102 Just Peachy
  • SC103 Lavendear
  • FN017 Purple
  • SG202 White Cobblestone

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB144 Soft Fan brush
  • CB202 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 406|403
48045 Element Pinch Pot Monsters element-pinch-pot-monsters https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/element-pinch-pot-monsters/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pinch_pot_monsters_EL_group_web.jpg Kaitlyn Gilham

Build

  1. Start with about ½ to ¾ of a pound of clay.
  2. Create a small pinch pot.
  3. Set pot on its side so the opening can become your monsters mouth and smooth out any cracks with your finger.
  4. Using small pieces of clay sculpt features for your monster (eyes, teeth, tongue, arms, legs, tail, fins, etc.).
  5. Attach the features to your pot by slipping and scoring them together.
  6. Smooth out your connections with your fingers and water.
  7. Let your pot dry slowly.
  8. Once it is completely dry, bisque fire your pot to cone 04.

Glaze:

  1. Wipe your bisqueware with a damp sponge.
  2. Coat your pot with 3 coats of your favorite Jungle Gem or Element (Jungle Gems Pictured: CG-785 Royal Fantasy, CG-707 Woodland Fantasy, CG-998 Pink Pixie, CG-718 Blue Caprice, S-2702 Northern Lights ) (Elements Pictured:EL-124 Stormy Blue, EL-123 Patina, EL-132 Rust Red)
  3. Using a detail brush apply 3 coats of SC-16 CottonTail to the eyes and teeth
  4. Using a detail brush create the pupils with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 3 coats
  5. Add color to the tongue using a detail brush and 3 coats of SC-95 Pinkie Swear
  6. Use stilts to fire pieces to cone 06

Form

  • 1.5 -2 pounds of white clay per piece (Laguna’s EM-210)

Colors

  • EL124 Stormy Blue
  • EL-123 Patina
  • EL-132 Rust Red
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-95 Pinkie Swear

Decorating Accessories

  • Soft bristle brushes
  • Detail brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Needle tool 
Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
47625 Polish Decorated Fred and Ethel polish-decorated-fred-and-ethel https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/polish-decorated-fred-and-ethel/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/mb1619_mb1620_polish_pottery_web.jpg Bob Moreni
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN001 White to each piece except the beak, comb, and wattle. Allow to dry!
  3. Trace the pattern onto the piece using AC230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil. Adjust the pattern to fit the areas or place as many that you want.
  4. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round. Apply 2 coats of SC088 Tu Tu Tango to the orange flowers and 2 coats of SC012 Moody Blue to the blue flowers.
  5. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, load the brush with SC052 Toad-ily Green. Stroke in each leaf one side at a time. After all leaves are painted, load the brush with SC036 Irish Luck then stroke in on one side of each leaf.
  6. Using a pencil, sketch in the scallops on the wings, tail and around the neck.
  7. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner and a CB404 # 4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC012 Moody Blue to all the scallops.
  8. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC074 Hot Tamale to the comb and the waddle of each chicken.
  9. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 3 coats of SC024 Dandelion to each beak.
  10. Using the end of a brush handle and a pencil eraser, apply dots of SC012 Moody Blue to the tail and wing areas. Refer to the color photo. Allow to dry!
  11. Add a dot of SC016 Cotton Tail to the center of each of the SC012 Moody Blue dots. Allow to dry!
  12. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, side load the brush with SC002 Melon-choly and shade the cheeks.
  13. Using a CB110#10/0 Liner, outline and detail including the eyes with EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black. Allow to dry!
  14. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

Form

  • MB1619 Fred Rooster
  • MB1620 Ethel Hen

Colors

  • SC002 Melon-choly
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC012 Moody Blue
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC024 Dandelion
  • SC036 Irish Luck
  • SC052 Toad-ily Green
  • SC074 Hot Tamale
  • SC088 Tu Tu Tango
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • FN-001 White

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Linen
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pencil
  • Palette
  • Paper towels
  • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
48028 Mushroom Tray mushroom-tray https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/mushroom-tray/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/mb882_mushrooms_ezstroke_overhead_closeup_web.jpg William Pulse
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe the bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using CB604 Soft Fan to apply 3 coats of FN001 White. Let dry.
  3.  Trace the pattern of the basic mushrooms and fern stems only using AC230 Clay Carbon and a pencil
  4. Place the EZ-Strokes out onto a tile.
  5. Thin EZ-022 Beige to a milk consistency and fully load the CB-602 Soft Fan with color and flood in the large mushroom and stem, the middle mushroom and stem and only to the tallest mushroom stem.   Add some EZ047 Thundercloud Grey to the Beige color to darken and apply to the tallest mushroom cap.  Let dry.  It is important to let the color dry before continuing with the floating of the other EZ-Strokes over the previous color.  If the color is still damp, the color can be lifted off.
  6. Use some of the same darkened Beige/Thundercloud Grey mixture to shade the stems of the mushrooms using CB404 Pointed Round towards the lower sections where they go behind the large mushroom.
  7. Slightly thin some EZ055 Brick.  When applying thinned color to shade and area, you can always add more layers of color to darken than trying to remove to heavy of color to an area.   Load the CB-404 Pointed Round with water and tip the brush with the thinned color.   Apply it to the sides of the mushrooms to give dimension.  While the color is still wet, rinse the brush, reload it with water and soften the inner edges of the color.  Shade the mushrooms stems in the same manner.  The shading is darker where the stems go behind the larger mushroom.   Under the large mushroom, shade the left side and up under the cap.   Shade the bottom edges of the mushrooms in an uneven manner.   Let dry.
  8. Use CB110 Liner to apply thinned EZ47 Thundercloud Grey to the gills on the middle mushroom.
  9. To add depth to the bottom edges of the mushrooms use EZ055 Brick and further darken the indentations with thinned EZ010 French Brown.   Add some detail to the stems with both colors.
  10. To the spots in the mushroom caps apply very thin EZ055 Brick and thin EZ034 Orange.   Darken with more thinned EZ055 Brick and EZ010 French Brown.
  11. Use a damp Silk Decorating Sponge (not the Synthetic Sponge) loaded with EZ018 Chartreuse tipped with EZ042 Teal to pounce in the grass areas near the mushroom stems and the towards the right side of the ground.   Rinse the sponge and load with some thinned EZ055 Brick to sponge in the two lower left areas of the ground.
  12.  The stems to the ferns are thinned EZ071 Dark Olive using CB110 Liner.  To paint in the leaves to the fern use EZ018 Chartreuse to the smaller leaves towards the top of the ferns.  As you move down on painting the leaves use EZ003 Irish Green and towards the bottom leaves, use thinned EZ028 Leaf Green.  You can vary the strength of the color and intersperse some thinned EZ071 Dark Olive and thinned EZ042 Teal to give variety the green leaves.
  13. Use CB-110 Liner loaded with the EZ018 Leaf Green, EZ071 Dark Olive and EZ042 Teal to paint in the grass blades in the pattern. Vary the height and colors when painting in the grass blades.
  14. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.

Form

  • MB882 Rectangle Tray

Colors

  • FN001 White
  • EZ003 Irish Green
  • EZ010 French Brown
  • EZ018 Chartreuse
  • EZ022 Beige
  • EZ028 Leaf Green
  • EZ034 Orange
  • EZ042 Teal
  • EZ047 Thundercloud Grey
  • EZ055 Brick
  • EZ071 Dark Olive

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 Liner
  • CB404 Pointed Round
  • CB602 Soft Fan
  • CB-604 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • AC230 Clay Carbon
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tile or Pallet
  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Silk Decorating Sponge
  • Pattern
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
48024 Spring Bunny Platter spring-bunny-platter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/spring-bunny-platter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/mb1307_easter-overhead-eggs_web.jpg William Pulse
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe the bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use CB604 Soft Fan to apply 3 coats of FN053 Mint to the entire platter. Let dry.
  3. Use the Scissors to cut out the individual components of the pattern. Place the bunny pattern in the center of the platter and trace it using AC-230 Clay Carbon and a Pencil. Trace the individual pieces of the pattern randomly to the platter field. Change the orientation of the pieces of the pattern. The spacing of the pieces should be about 1” apart. Try not to place the same piece next to one another as well. The field should look random and balanced.
  4. Apply 3 coats of SC016 Cotton Tail to the bunny excluding the shaded areas on the pattern using CB-404 Pointed Round. Apply 3 coats of SC001 Pink-A-Dot to the shaded areas using CB404 Pointed Round.
  5. Using CB404 Pointed Round to apply 3 coats of SC045 My Blue Heaven to some of the eggs, other eggs are 3 coats of SC103 Lavendear or SC102 Just Peachy.
  6. Fill the AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip with about ½” of one of the Stroke and Coat colors and fill in the individual pieces of the pattern as noted. Only one coat is needed using the Designer Bottle with the Writer Tip. Rinse the bottle and tip after each use.SC028 Blue Isle to the 7 leaf shapes and stems.SC042 Butter Me Up to the single flowers and to the daisy centers.SC052 Toad-ily Green to the daisy leaves and Queen’s Ann Lace stems and leaves.SC016 Cotton Tail to the daisy petals and dots to the Queen’s Ann Lace.

    SC079 It’s Sage to the 5-leaf leaves.

  7. Stilt and Fire to Shelf Cone 05-06.

Form

  • MB1307 Handled Platter

Colors

  • FN053 Mint
  • SC001 Pink-A-Boo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC028 Blue Isle
  • SC042 Butter Me Up
  • SC045 My Blue Heaven
  • SC052 Toad-ily Green
  • SC079 It’s Sage
  • SC102 Just Peachy
  • SC103 Lavendear

Decorating Accessories

  • CB404 Pointed Round
  • CB604 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • AC219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip
  • AC230 Clay Carbon
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tile or Pallet
  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Pattern
Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
47740 Product Discovery: Compare & Contrast Foundations and Stroke & Coat product-discovery-compare-contrast-foundations-and-stroke-coat https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-compare-contrast-foundations-and-stroke-coat/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Compare-FN_SC_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Comparing-Foundations-to-Stroke-Coat-.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

  2. On the back of the canvas, use SG-401 Black to write “Stroke and Coat” on the top half and “Foundations” on the bottom half.

  3. Use the ruler to measure 3” down from the top on both sides of the canvas. Mark with a pencil. Use the MC-001 6mm Low Track Masking Tape to make a line going through the marks. Make sure the tape goes completely down both sides of the canvas.

  4. Using the Soft Fan with SC-11 Blue Yonder, apply 3 coats above the tape. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  5. Using the Soft Fan with FN-018 Bright Blue, apply 3 coats below the tape. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  6. Pull up the tape before the glaze is completely dry.

  7. Use the scissors to cut the fish from the pattern. Place them on the canvas and trace around them with the pencil.

  8. Using the Script Liner with SC-97 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to the upper fish. Avoid the eye. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  9. Using the Script Liner with FN-052 Tangerine, apply 3 coats to the lower fish. Avoid the eye. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  10. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, make a large dot for the eye and dots coming from the mouth on the upper fish.

  11. Using the Script Liner with FN-001 White, make a large dot for the eye and dots coming from the mouth on the lower fish.

  12. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the details on the upper fish. Use the Script Liner to fill in the dividing line on the canvas.

  13. Using the Detail Liner with FN-009 Black, outline the detail on the lower fish.

  14. Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1352 6×6” Square Clay Canvas

Colors

  • FN-001 White
  • FN-009 Black
  • FN-018 Bright Blue
  • FN-052 Tangerine
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • SG-401 Black

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
  • MC-001 6mm Low Track Masking Tape

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Ruler
  • Pattern
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
47763 Product Discovery: Foundations Sheers With Designer Liner product-discovery-foundations-sheers-with-designer-liner https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-foundations-sheers-with-designer-liner/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Tile_Fondations-Sheers-With-Designer-Liner_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Foundations-Sheers-with-Designer-Liner.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

  2. Place a stencil onto the canvas.

  3. Take the plastic key card and scoop out around 1 TBS of SG-501 Sculpting Medium. While holding the stencil in place, evenly spread the sculpting medium over the stencil.

  4. Gently lift the stencil.

  5. While the sculpting medium is drying, use SG-405 Green, SG-408 Orange and SG-411 Purple to make dots and lines around the design. Allow it to dry completely.

  6. Using the Soft Fan with FN-212 Blue Diamond, apply 3 coats over the front and sides of the canvas. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  7. Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1352 6×6” Square Clay Canvas

Colors

  • FN-212 Blue Diamond
  • SG-405 Green
  • SG-408 Orange
  • SG-411 Purple
  • SG-501 Sculpting Medium

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • Stencil

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pencil
  • Plastic Key Card
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
47759 Product Discovery: Compare Sculpting Medium and Snowfall product-discovery-compare-sculpting-medium-and-snowfall https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-compare-sculpting-medium-and-snowfall/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/tile_Compare-Sculpting-Medium-and-Snowfall_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Comparing-Snowfall-and-Sculpting-Medium.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

  2. Use MC-001 6mm Low Track Masking Tape to tape the canvas off into 4 equal squares.

  3. Using the Soft Fan with SC-9 Jaded, SC-30 Blue Dawn, SC-88 Tu Tu Tango or SC-97 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to each of the squares. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  4. Remove the tape before the glaze is dry.

  5. Using the 1.5” circle stamp, punch 6 holes in the paper. Cut them out from the paper leaving at least ¼” around each circle.

  6. Place 1 circle in the center of the square glaze with SC-88 Tu Tu Tango and 2 circles in the square glazed with SC-9 Jaded. Using the Script Liner with SG-501 Sculpting Medium, apply 1 thick coat to the circles. Carefully lift up the paper.

  7. Place 1 circle in the center of the square glazed with SC-30 Blue Dawn and 2 circles in the square glazed with SC-97 Cant-elope. Using the Script Liner with SG-302 Snowfall, apply 1 thick coat to the circles. Carefully lift up the paper.

  8. Allow all circles to completely dry.

  9. Using the Script Liner with SC-88 Tu Tu Tango, apply 1 coat to a circle in each of the squares with 2 circles. Using the Script Liner with SC-97 Cant-elope, apply 1 coat to the other circle in the squares with 2 circles.

  10. Using the Script Liner with S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze, apply 2 coats to the lines where the tape was located. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  11. Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1352 6×6” Square Clay Canvas

Colors

  • S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze
  • SC-9 Jaded
  • SC-30 Blue Dawn
  • SC-88 Tu Tu Tango
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • SG-302 Snowfall
  • SG-501 Sculpting Medium

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • MC-001 6mm Low Track Masking Tape

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • 1.5” Circle Stamp
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
47761 Product Discovery: Elements in Design product-discovery-elements-in-design https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-elements-in-design/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Tile_Elements-in-Design-edit_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Elements-in-Design-Tile_PD2023.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

  2. Use the scissors to cut out the cactus pattern.

  3. Place the pattern on the canvas and trace with the pencil.

  4. Using the Script Liner with EL-142 Grass, apply 2 coats to the cactus. Brush slightly past the pencil line. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  5. After the glaze is dry, brush with water and place the pattern back down. Press the pattern to stick it to the glaze. Blot with a paper towel.

  6. Using the Soft Fan EL-145 Ginger Root, apply 2 coats to the background and sides of the canvas. Make sure to brush over the edges of the paper. Remove the paper before the second coat is dry.

  7. Use SG-401 Black to outline the cactus. The glaze must be dry to use the tip, otherwise use the Detail Liner.

  8. Using the Script Liner with SG-401 Black, shade the edges of the cactus. Use thinned SG-401 Black with the Detail Liner to make the lines on the cactus.

  9. Using the Detail Liner with SG-402 White, press in marks on the cactus. Use SG-401 Black to make tick marks over the white.

  10. Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1352 6×6” Square Clay Canvas

Colors

  • EL-142 Grass
  • EL-145 Ginger Root
  • SG-401 Black
  • SG-402 White

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pattern
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
47760 Product Discovery: Designer Liner & Crackle With Speckled Stroke & Coat product-discovery-designer-liner-crackle-with-speckled-stroke-coat https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-designer-liner-crackle-with-speckled-stroke-coat/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Tile_Designer-Liner-Crackle-with-Speckled-SC_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Designer-Liner-Crackle-and-Speckled-Stroke-Coat.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

  2. Center the SL-446 Atomic Stencil on the canvas. Trace with the pencil.

  3. Use SG-404 Blue and SG-410 Bright Blue to trace over the pattern. Add lines and dots to make the pattern more interesting. Allow Designer Liner to dry completely before continuing.

  4. Using the Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of CC-101 Transparent to the top of the canvas. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  5. Using the Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SP-212 Speckled Moody Blue to the edges of the canvas. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  6. Fire to cone 06.

  7. Thin SS-138 with water. Use a sponge to apply over the top of the canvas. Wipe off with a paper towel.

Form

  • MB-1352 6×6” Square Clay Canvas

Colors

  • CC-101 Transparent
  • SG-404 Blue
  • SG-410 Bright Blue
  • SP-212 Speckled Moody Blue
  • SS-138 Flat Black

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • SL-446 Atomic Stencil or another stencil of choice

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
47762 Product Discovery: Elements with Cascades product-discovery-elements-with-cascades https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-elements-with-cascades/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/pinwheel_EL_Cascades_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Elements-With-Cascades.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

  2. Using the Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of EL-118 Blue Grotto to the pinwheel. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  3. Pour around 2 TBS of PC-601 Clear Cascade, PC-602 White Cascade, EL-211 Volcanic Glow and EL- 118 Blue Grotto onto the palette.

  4. Using the same Soft Fan, dip it into the PC-601 Clear Cascade and glob it randomly onto pinwheel several times.

  5. Using the same Soft Fan, dip it into the EL-211 Volcanic Glow and glob it randomly onto pinwheel. Make sure to put some globs over the PC-601 Clear Cascade.

  6. Using the same Soft Fan, dip it into PC-602 White Cascade and add glob it randomly onto the pinwheel. Make fewer, smaller globs.

  7. Using the same Soft Fan, dip it into EL-118 Blue Grotto and add some more globs to the pinwheel. Make sure to go over some of the PC-602 White Cascade.

  8. Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1457 Pinwheel

Colors

  • EL-118 Blue Grotto
  • EL-211 Volcanic Glow
  • PC-601 Clear Cascade
  • PC-602 White Cascade

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
47768 Product Discovery: Stroke & Coat 1, 2, 3 Coat Comparison product-discovery-stroke-coat-1-2-3-coat-comparison https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-stroke-coat-1-2-3-coat-comparison/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Tile_Stroke-and-Coat-1-2-3-edit_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Stroke-Coat-123-Coat-Comparison.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust

  2. Using the Soft Fan with SC-55 Yella Bout It, apply 3 coats to the front and sides of the canvas. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  3. Before the glaze is bone dry, lay the pattern over the canvas and trace with the pencil. You should be able to see the pattern in the glaze.

  4. Using the Script Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 1 coat to the top/left flower, 2 coats to the top/right flower and 3 coats to the bottom flower. Allow glaze to dry between coats

  5. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the flowers and lettering.

  6. Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1352 6×6” Square Clay Canvas

Colors

  • SC-15 Tuxedo

  • SC-55 Yella Bout It

  • SC-74 Hot Tamale

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

MCP Projects (Private) 1129
47767 Product Discovery: Stroke & Coat Applied To Clay product-discovery-stroke-coat-applied-to-clay https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-stroke-coat-applied-to-clay/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Stroke-and-Coat-Applied-to-Clay_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Stroke-Coat-Applied-to-Clay-.pdf
  1. Begin with a slab of rolled clay.

  2. Stamp with the MT-003 Brick Mat.

  3. Squeeze a small amount of SC-15 Tuxedo onto the palette. Thin with water. Use the soft fan to apply a thin coat over the bricks. Wipe off any excess with a damp sponge.

  4. Draw your logo on a piece of paper or use the pattern. Make sure it will fit on the slab of clay if you draw your own.

  5. Place the pattern over the slab of clay. Trace the pattern with the pencil. You should be able to see your lines in the clay.

  6. Using the Script Liner with SC-73 Candy Apple Red, apply 1 coat to the top of the logo. Using the Script Liner with SC-87 Ruby Slippers, apply 1 coat to the bottom of the logo and blend with the top. Apply a total of 3 coats. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, make a thick outline around the lettering. Apply a second coat after the first one is dry.

  8. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, make dots of various sizes around and touching the logo.

  9. Using the Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-73 Candy Apple Red or SC-87 Ruby Slippers, apply 2 coats inside each of the circles.

  10. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, add highlights to the logo.

  11. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the lettering and circles.

  12. Allow clay to dry.

  13. Fire to cone 04.

Form

  • Red low fire clay

Colors

  • SC-6 Sunkissed

  • SC-11 Blue Yonder

  • SC-15 Tuxedo

  • SC-16 Cotton Tail

  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red

  • SC-87 Ruby Slippers

Decorating Accessories

  • MT-003 Brick Mat

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

MCP Projects (Private) 1129
47765 Product Discovery: Jungle Gems Combo product-discovery-jungle-gems-combo https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-jungle-gems-combo/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/pinwheel_Jungle-Gems-Combo-edit_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Jungle-Gems-Combo.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

  2. Using the Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of CG-713 Peacock Green to the pinwheel.

  3. Using the Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of S-2703 Berryberry Pie to the pinwheel. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

  4. Fire to cone 06.

Form

  • MB-1457 Pinwheel

Colors

  • CG-713 Peacock Green
  • S-2703 Berryberry Pie

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
MCP Projects (Private) 1129
47766 Product Discovery: Jungle Gems in Design product-discovery-jungle-gems-in-design https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-jungle-gems-in-design/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/canvas_Jungle-Gems-in-Design_web.jpg Marcia Roullard https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Jungle-Gems-in-Design.pdf
  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape the canvas off into 4 equal squares.
  3. Using the Soft Fan with SC-9 Jaded, SC-30 Blue Dawn, SC-88 Tu Tu Tango or SC-97 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to each of the squares. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Remove the tape before the glaze is dry.
  5. Using the pattern, cut out the circles.
  6. Place 1 circle in the center of the square glaze with SC-88 Tu Tu Tango and 2 circles in the square glazed with SC-9 Jaded. Using the Script Liner with SG-501 Sculpting Medium, apply 1 thick coat to the circles. Carefully lift up the paper.
  7. Place 1 circle in the center of the square glazed with SC-30 Blue Dawn and 2 circles in the square glazed with SC-97 Cant-elope. Using the Script Liner with SG-302 Snowfall, apply 1 thick coat to the circles. Carefully lift up the paper.
  8. Allow all circles to completely dry.
  9. Using the Script Liner with SC-88 Tu Tu Tango, apply 1 coat to a circle in each of the squares with 2 circles. Using the Script Liner with SC-97 Cant-elope, apply 1 coat to the other circle in the squares with 2 circles.
  10. Using the Script Liner with S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze, apply 2 coats to the lines where the tape was located. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  11. Fire to cone 06.

 

Form

  • MB-1352 6×6” Square Clay Canvas

Colors

  • CG-753 Sassy Orange
  • CG-756 Firecracker
  • FN-001 White
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-23 Jack O’Lantern
  • SG-702 Celebration

    Decorating Accessories

    • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
    • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
    • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

    Miscellaneous Accessories

    • Sponge
    • Scissors
    • Water
    • Pencil
    • Pattern
    MCP Projects (Private) 1129
    47764 Product Discovery: Controlling Cobblestone product-discovery-controlling-cobblestone https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-controlling-cobblestone/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/canvas_cobblestone_web.jpg Marcia Roullard https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Controlling-Cobblestone-1.pdf
    1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
    2. Using the Soft Fan with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the front and sides of the canvas. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
    3. Using the ruler and pencil, make a diagonal line across the front of the canvas. Then make 2 lines perpendicular to the first line. They should be spaced to create similar sized areas.
    4. Using the Detail Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist, trace over the pencil lines.
    5. Using the Script Liner with SG-201 Black Cobblestone, apply 1, 2 and 3 coats to each area above the diagonal line. Only apply additional coats after the glaze is no longer shiny. It is important to make coats even.
    6. Using the Script Liner with SG-202 White Cobblestone, apply 1, 2 and 3 coats to each area below the diagonal line. Only apply additional coats after the glaze is no longer shiny. It is important to make coats even.
    7. Using the Script Liner with SC-11 Blue Yonder, apply 1 coat to the border of each section glazed with SG-202 White Cobblestone. Only apply after the glaze is no longer shiny.
    8. Fire to cone 06.

     

    Form

    • MB-1352 6×6” Square Clay Canvas

    Colors

    • SC-11 Blue Yonder
    • SC-27 Sour Apple
    • SG-201 Black Cobblestone
    • SG-202 White Cobblestone

      Decorating Accessories

      • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
      • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
      • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
      • AC-302 Wax Resist

      Miscellaneous Accessories

      • Sponge
      • Ruler
      • Water
      • Palette
      MCP Projects (Private) 1129
      47731 Product Discovery Booklet product-discovery-booklet https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/product-discovery-booklet/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/PD_web_.jpg https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Product-Discovery-Manual_FINAL_2019.pdf

      Download the PDF above or click here to download. 

      MCP Projects (Private) 1129
      47690 Handbuilt Cobblestone Mushroom handbuilt-cobblestone-mushroom https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-cobblestone-mushroom/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/handbuilt_cobblestone_mushroom_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Handbuilt-Cobblestone-Mushroom.pdf
      1. Roll a ball of clay
      2. Split the ball in half and set aside one of the halves.
      3. Form the mushroom cap by pinching the edges of the cut side.
      4. Pinch up the center of the top of the half sphere to form a rounded point.
      5. Carve gills into the underside of the mushroom cap with a toothpick. Set aside.
      6. Roll the remaining half of the sphere into a thick coil slightly thicker on one end to form the base of the stem.
      7. Cut the stem to size and hollow out the stem.
      8. Fit stem to underside of the mushroom cap.
      9. Remove stem, slip and score the area where the stem connects to the cap and attach the two pieces together.
      10. Using the Soft Fan with FN009 Black, apply 2 coats to the whole mushroom. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
      11. Using the script liner brush, apply two coats of SC104 to the underside/gills of the cap.
      12. Using a drybrush technique with the script liner brush, apply 1 coat of SC103 to highlight the ridges of the gills.
      13. Using the Script Liner with SG202 White Cobblestone, apply 2-3 coats to the cap of the mushroom. When the final coat loses its shine, apply 1 coat of SC101 to the main portion of the cap and SC103 to the dots.
      14. Using the Script Liner with SG202 White Cobblestone, apply 2-3 coats to the stem of the mushroom. When the final coat loses its shine, apply 1 coat of SC103.
      15. Allow to fully dry, leaving the bottom and inside of the mushroom unglazed.
      16. Fire to cone 04.

      VARIATIONS AND ADAPTATIONS: Uneven coats of White Cobblestone will give more variation in your cobblestone effect after firing.

      Form

      • Low fire white clay

      Colors

      • FN009 Black
      • SC101 Spruce It Up
      • SC103 Lavendear
      • SC104 Grape Expectations
      • SG202 White Cobblestone

      Decorating Accessories

      • RB106 Script Liner brush
      • RB144 Soft Fan brush

      Miscellaneous Accessories

      • Sponge
      • Water
      • Toothpick
      Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
      47689 Curly Cobblestone Mushroom curly-cobblestone-mushroom https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/curly-cobblestone-mushroom/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/mb1622_cobblestone_curly_mushroom_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Bisque-Cobblestone-Mushroom.pdf
      1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
      2. Using the Soft Fan with FN009 Black, apply 2 coats to the whole mushroom. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
      3. Using the Detail Liner with AC302 Wax Resist, outline circles on the cap of the mushroom.
      4. Using the script liner brush, apply two coats of SC104 to the underside/gills of the cap.
      5. Using a drybrush technique with the script liner brush, apply 1 coat of SC103 to highlight the ridges of the gills.
      6. Using the Script Liner with SG202 White Cobblestone, apply 2-3 coats to the cap of the mushroom. When the final coat loses its shine, apply 1 coat of SC-101 to the main portion of the cap and SC103 to the dots.
      7. Using the Script Liner with SG202 White Cobblestone, apply 2-3 coats to the stem of the mushroom. When the final coat loses its shine, apply 1 coat of SC103.
      8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

      VARIATIONS AND ADAPTATIONS: Uneven coats of White Cobblestone will give more variation in your cobblestone effect after firing.

      Form

      • MB1622 Curly Mushroom

      Colors

      • SC101 Spruce it Up
      • SC103 Lavendear
      • SC104 Grape Expectations
      • FN009 Black
      • SG202 White Cobblestone
      • AC302 Wax Resist

      Decorating Accessories

      • RB106 Script Liner brush
      • RB144 Soft Fan brush
      • RB110 Detail Liner Brush

      Miscellaneous Accessories

      • Sponge
      • Water
      Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|444|446
      47686 Cobblestone Eggs Tile cobblestone-eggs-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/cobblestone-eggs-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/tile_cobblestone_eggs_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Cobblestone-Eggs-Tile.pdf
      1. Wipe bisque with a damp sponge to remove dust.
      2. Apply three coats of FN054 to the whole tile with the fan brush, allowing to dry between coats.
      3. Once the background is dry, place the Clay Carbon Transfer Paper down over the tile and the pattern on top.
      4. Trace the pattern with a pencil.
      5. Remove pattern and transfer paper.
      6. Apply two coats of FN017 to the eggs with the script liner.
      7. Once the background is dry, apply two to three coats of SG202 to the eggs, leaving a small line of FN017 uncovered on the outside of each egg.
      8. When the shine on the cobblestone is gone, apply one coat of the following colors to the eggs with the script liner brush: 1. Egg 1: SC101 over the whole thing, Stripes of SC102. 2. Egg 2: SC102 over the whole thing, dots of SC103. 3. Egg 3: SC103 over the whole thing, zigzags of SC101.
      9. Using the back of a brush or pencil eraser, make dots from the Stroke & Coat colors in groupings of 5 to create flowers.
      10. Edge the tile with two coats of FN017.
      11. Allow to dry.
      12. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

      Form

      • 6×6” bisque tile

      Colors

      • FN054 Pistachio
      • FN017 Purple
      • SC102 Just Peachy
      • SC101 Spruce It Up
      • SC103 Lavendear
      • SG202 White Cobblestone

      Decorating Accessories

      • RB106 Script Liner brush
      • RB144 Fan brush
      • AC230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper

      Miscellaneous Accessories

      Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
      47681 Mushroom Batik Tile mushroom-batik-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/mushroom-batik-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/tile_batik_mushroom_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Mushroom-Batik-Tile.pdf
      1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
      2. Using the Soft Fan with FN009 Black, apply 2 coats to the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
      3. Once the tile has lost its shine, place the pattern over the top.
      4. Very lightly trace the pattern with a pencil and remove from the tile.
      5. Using the Detail Liner with AC302 Wax Resist, apply 1 coat over the lines.
      6. Replace the glaze caps with AC224 Plastic Detailer Caps.
      7. Fill in each section with a single layer of color. SC100 for the gills, SC102 for the stem, SC101 for the dots and ground, SC103 for the main cap, SC104 for the background
      8. As soon as all sections are filled in, use a hair dryer to force dry the skin of the glaze. Make sure not to put the hair dryer too close while it is wet, or it will move the glaze. Dry until you see cracking in the skin.
      9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

      Form

      • 6×6 Bisque Tile

      Colors

      • SC100 Makin Me Blush
      • SC101 Spruce it Up
      • SC102 Just Peachy
      • SC103 Lavendear
      • SC104 Grape Expectations
      • FN009 Black

      Decorating Accessories

      • RB144 Soft Fan Brush
      • RB110 Detail Liner Brush

      Miscellaneous Accessories

      • Sponge
      • Water
      • Pencil
      • Scissors
      • Hair Dryer
      • Pattern
      • AC224 Plastic Detailer Tops
      Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
      47673 Neon Sign Tile neon-sign-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/neon-sign-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/tile_neon_sign_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Neon-Sign-Tile.pdf
      1. Wipe bisque tile with a damp sponge to remove dust.
      2. Using the ruler, split the tile into three equal 2”x6” sections.
      3. Apply three coats of FN037 to the top section using a fan brush, allowing the glaze to dry between coats.
      4. Apply three coats of FN048 to the middle section using a fan brush, allowing the glaze to dry between coats.
      5. Apply three coats of FN018 to the bottom section using a fan brush, allowing the glaze to dry between coats.
      6. Once all three sections are dry, lay the clay carbon paper down over the tile with the “Neon” word pattern over the top and trace with a pencil.
      7. Remove the carbon paper and pattern.
      8. Trace over the “Neon” words with the detail liner brush and wax resist.
      9. Once the wax resist has dried, cover the whole tile with one layer of EL120 coming right up next to the wax lines.
      10. After the first layer has dried add a second layer of EL120, but back away from the lines about a quarter inch.
      11. When the second layer has dried, add the third layer by backing off another quarter inch. These stepped layers will create a haze effect around the neon letters.
      12. Allow to dry.
      13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

      VARIATIONS AND ADAPTATIONS: The harder you press with the detail liner brush and wax resist, the wider your line will be for the neon color to show through. Use the detail liner brush with a bit of water to wipe off any glaze that gets on top of the wax lines.

      Form

      • 6×6” bisque tile

      Colors

      • FN048 Bright Pink
      • FN018 Bright Blue
      • FN037 Chartreuse
      • E120 Black Ice
      • AC302 Wax resist

      Decorating Accessories

      • RB106 Script Liner brush
      • RB144 Fan brush
      • RB110 Liner brush
      • AC230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper

      Miscellaneous Accessories

      • Sponge
      • Water
      • Pattern
      • Pencil
      • Ruler
      Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
      47671 Feather Painting Tile feather-painting-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/feather-painting-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/tile_feather_painting_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PC24-Feather-Painting-Tile.pdf
      1. Begin with a properly-fired shelf cone 04 bisque tile. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.

      2. Randomly apply large dots of SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-74 Hot Tamale, and SC-75 Orange-A-Peel and lay the cling wrap over the top.

      3. Smoosh the color around under the cling wrap with your fingers to mix and marble the colors. Try to eliminate large puddles of glaze.

      4. Remove the cling wrap and immediately lay your feathers over the wet glaze. Press them slightly to help them stick down.

        Note: if your glaze has dried or your feathers aren’t sticking, you can lightly wet the feathers with water as you apply them.

      5. With your sponge, sponge a bit more color over the top of the feathers to help seal them down. Rinse sponge.

      6. Allow to dry.

      7. Sponge FN-9 Black over the top of the whole tile.

      8. Allow the black to dry, then sponge another layer on top. You should see almost no color coming through the black.

      9. Peel the feathers off the tile.

      10. Fire to cone 06.

       

      Adaptations: Instead of using a sponge, use a Soft Fan brush or paper towels to dab the glaze on to the tile. Allow the first coat of

      brushed glaze to dry and add a second coat. While the second coat is still wet, arrange your feathers on the tile (if the feathers are a

      little tough to work with, this technique also works well with other found objects like pieces of lace or string.) Finally, apply a third coat

      using the same colors and continue following the directions. Black glaze may also be brushed onto the tile rather than sponged.

      Form

      • 6×6 Bisque Canvas Tiles

      Colors

      • SC006 Sunkissed
      • SC074 Hot Tamale
      • SC075 Orange-A-Peel
      • FN009 Black

        Miscellaneous Accessories

        • Sponge
        • Water
        • Feathers
        • Cling Wrap
        Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Application Technique|Everyday Items 848|406|403|400|414
        47667 Bubble Wrap Butterfly Tile bubble-wrap-butterfly-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/bubble-wrap-butterfly-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/butterfly_tile_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/PC24-Butterfly-Tile.pdf
        1. Begin with a properly-fired cone 04 bisque tile. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
        2. Cut out the butterflies from the pattern. You can also stamp paper using the paper stamps if you would like to use a different shape. Set aside.
        3. Squeeze out around 1 TBS of SC-6 Sunkissed onto the palette.
        4. Take the edges of the bubble wrap and pull them up together so that you have a ball of bubble wrap between your thumb and index finger. There should be a flat surface of bubbles on the bottom of your ball.
        5. Dip the bottom of your bubble wrap ball into SC-6 Sunkissed. Stamp the tile until you run out of glaze. Dip the ball back into the glaze and repeat until the tile is covered in a thick, bumpy layer of SC-6 Sunkissed.
        6. Squeeze out around 1 TBS of SC-75 Orange-A-Peel onto the palette.
        7. Take the same bubble wrap ball and dip it into SC-75 Orange-A-Peel. Stamp over the tile. Only stamp around 50% of the tile, so that you don’t cover up the previous color.
        8. Place your butterflies (or other stamped shape) onto the wet glaze. Press with a paper towel. Remove the paper towel.
        9. Squeeze around 1 TBS of SC-10 Teal Next Time onto the palette
        10. Take the same bubble wrap ball and dip it into SC-10 Teal Next Time. Stamp the tile until you run out of glaze. Repeat until the tile is covered in a thick, bumpy layer of SC-10 Teal Next Time.
        11. Remove the butterflies (or other stamped shape)
        12. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

        Form

        • 6×6 Bisque Canvas Tiles

        Colors

        • SC006 Sunkissed
        • SC010 Teal Next Time
        • SC075 Orange-A-Peel

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Bubble wrap (4”x4” square)
          • Scissors
          • Pattern OR paper punches & paper
          • Paper Towe
          • Palette
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Application Technique|Everyday Items 848|406|403|400|414
          47626 Bright Mushrooms bright-mushrooms https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/bright-mushrooms/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/mb1622_mb1623_mb1624_sc_bright_grass_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Curly Mushroom:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with SC006 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC097 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to the underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Soft Fan with SP288 Specked Tu Tu Tango, apply 3 coats to the top of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Ribbed Mushroom:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC006 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to the underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC097 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to every other section on the top of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC088 Tu Tu Tango, apply 3 coats to the remaining sections on the top of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Soft Fan with SC027 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Dotted Mushroom:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC006 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to the ruffle on the top of the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the script Liner with SC097 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to the dots on the cap and the bottom of the stem. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC027 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the top of the cap (avoid the dots). Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC088 Tu Tu Tango, apply 3 coats to the underside of the cap. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB1622 Curly Mushroom
          • MB1623 Ribbed Mushroom
          • MB1624 Dotted Mushroom

          Colors

          • SC006 Sunkissed
          • SC027 Sour Apple
          • SC088 Tu Tu Tango
          • SC097 Cant-elope
          • SP288 Speckled Tu Tu Tango

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
          47621 Black and White Fred and Ethel black-and-white-fred-and-ethel https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/black-and-white-fred-and-ethel/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/mb1619_mb1620_sc_gray_polkadots_2_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Fred Rooster:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN001 White, apply 1 coat to the body of the rooster (area that will remain white). If you do not do this, it will not look bright white.
          3. Take the pencil and draw a jagged line going around the bottom of the rooster’s neck.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC074 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Use the pencil to draw a pupil at the top of the eyes.
          8. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to each pupil. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Detail Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 1 dot to each pupil.
          10. Using the Script Liner with SC060 Silver Lining, apply 3 coats to the center section on each wing. Apply 3 coats to the center section of the tail. Skip 2 sections and glaze the 3rd section down from the top on both sides of the tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. Squeeze out ½ Tbsp of SC035 Gray Hare and ½ Tbsp of SC060 Silver Lining onto the palette. Mix them to create a new color.
          12. Using the Script Liner with the new color, apply 3 coats to the section right next to the previously glazed sections on the wings and tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          13. Using the Script Liner with SC035 Gray Hare, apply 3 coats to the remaining sections of the wings and tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          14. Using the Script Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the head and neck of the rooster (area above the neck line). Apply 2 coats to the upper section of each wing. Apply 2 coats to the underside of the tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          15. Squeeze out around 1 tsp SC015 Tuxedo onto the palette. Dip the pencil eraser in the glaze and stamp onto white portion of the body. Repeat until the body is covered in dots.
          16. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, outline the details on the rooster.
          17. Dip into NT-CLR Clear One Dipping.
          18. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Ethyl Hen:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN001 White, apply 1 coat to the head, neck, and body of the hen (area that will remain white). If you do not do this, it will not look bright white.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC074 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Use the pencil to draw a pupil at the top of the eyes.
          7. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to each pupil. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Detail Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 1 dot to each pupil.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC060 Silver Lining, apply 3 coats to the center section on each wing. Apply 3 coats to the center section of the tail. Skip 2 sections and glaze the 3rd section down from the top on both sides of the tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Squeeze out ½ Tbsp of SC035 Gray Hare and ½ Tbsp of SC060 Silver Lining onto the palette. Mix them to create a new color.
          11. Using the Script Liner with the new color, apply 3 coats to the section right next to the previously glazed sections on the wings and tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          12. Using the Script Liner with SC035 Gray Hare, apply 3 coats to the remaining sections of the wings and tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          13. Using the Script Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the upper section of each wing. Apply 2 coats to the underside of the tail. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          14. Squeeze out around 1 tsp SC015 Tuxedo onto the palette. Dip the pencil eraser in the glaze and stamp onto white portion of the body. Repeat until the body is covered in dots.
          15. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, outline the details on the hen.
          16. Dip into NT-CLR Clear One Dipping.
          17. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB1619 Fred Rooster
          • MB1620 Ethel Hen

          Colors

          • FN-001 White
          • SC015 Tuxedo
          • SC016 Cotton Tail
          • SC035 Gray Hare
          • SC060 Silver Lining
          • SC074 Hot Tamale
          • SC075 Orange-A-Peel
          • NT-CLR Clear One Dipping

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          • Palette
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
          47617 Elements Charley Chick elements-charley-chick https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/elements-charley-chick/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/mb1621_yellow_EL_PC_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Use the pencil to draw a jagged line going around the base of the neck. This will separate the top and bottom colors on the chick.
          3. Using the Soft Fan with EL128 Wheat, apply 3 coats to the bottom half of the chick. Make random, irregular strokes around the neckline, so that there won’t be a distinct border between the top and bottom.
          4. Using the Soft Fan with EL101 Oyster Shell, apply 3 coats to the top half of the chick. Overlap the glaze on the bottom half by around ½ inch. Make random, irregular strokes around the neckline, so that there won’t be a distinct border between the top and bottom.
          5. Use an X-ACTO knife or damp sponge to remove any glaze from the eyes and beak.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with EL143 Cactus Flower, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Use the pencil to draw pupils in the eyes. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Use the Detail Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail to apply a dot to each pupil.
          9. Cut out a small square of cardboard. Around ¾” on each side. You will be using the side with only straight lines (not the corrugated side).
          10. Pour out around 1 TBS of EL101 Oyster Shell, EL128 Wheat, PC601 Clear Cascades, and PC602 White Cascades onto the palette.
          11. Take your piece of cardboard and dip one of the edges with straight lines into PC602 White Cascades. Stamp around the neck of the chick, where the 2 glazes overlap. Continue dipping and stamping until you go completely around the neck.
          12. Repeat Step #11 with EL128 Wheat. Make sure to stamp over some of the glaze from Step #11.
          13. Repeat Step #11 with EL101 Oyster Shell. Make sure to stamp over some of the glaze from Step #11 and Step #12.
          14. Repeat Step #11 with PC601 Clear Cascades. Make sure to stamp over some of the glaze from Step #11, #12, and #13.
          15. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB1621 Charley Chick

          Colors

          • EL101 Oyster Shell
          • EL128 Wheat
          • EL143 Cactus Flower
          • PC601 Clear Cascades
          • PC602 White Cascades
          • SC015 Tuxedo
          • SC016 Cotton Tail

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          • Cardboard
          • Scissors
          • X-ACTO knife
          • Palette
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
          47614 Cobblestone Charley Chick cobblestone-charley-chick https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/cobblestone-charley-chick/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/mb1621_yellow_cobblestone_eggs_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN002 Yellow, apply 3 coats to the body of the chick (avoid the eyes and beak). Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC016 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC075 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, make a large dot in the center of each eye.
          6. After glaze is dry to the touch, take the pencil, and make a scalloped line going around the neck of the chick. Using the Detail Liner with AC302 Wax Resist, apply a coat of wax to the line.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with SG202 White Cobblestone, apply 3 even coats to the body of the chick (area below the scalloped border). Apply each coat as soon as the shine is gone. Do not wait until the glaze is completely dry, or it will start to crack and could flake off.
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB1621 Charley Chick

          Colors

          • FN002 Yellow
          • SC015 Tuxedo
          • SC016 Cotton Tail
          • SC075 Orange-A-Peel
          • SG202 White Cobblestone

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC302 Wax Resist
          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
          47611 Elements and Foundations Tile Board elements-and-foundations-tile-board https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/elements-and-foundations-tile-board/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/el128_el127_el130_over_fn_tile_board_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          All tiles use the same Elements glazes: EL128 Wheat, EL127 Rose Granite, EL130 Sea Green

          Foundations base colors

          Top row (left to right): FN008 Bright Blue, FN019 Dark Blue, FN015 Brick Red

          Middle row (left to right): FN028 Wisteria Purple, FN033 Mediterranean Teal, FN017 Purple

          Bottom row (left to right): FN003 Orange, FN042 Teal Blue, FN007 Green

          For application instructions and mushroom pattern: https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/funky-elements-mushroom/

          Form

          • ceramic bisque tile

          Colors

          • Mushroom
            • EL128 Wheat
            • EL127 Rose Granite
            • EL130 Sea Green
          • Background
            • FN008 Bright Blue
            • FN019 Dark Blue
            • FN015 Brick Red
            • FN028 Wisteria Purple
            • FN033 Mediterranean Teal
            • FN017 Purple
            • FN003 Orange
            • FN042 Teal Blue
            • FN007 Green

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC302 Wax Resist
          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan Brush
          • RB110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • dish soap
          Low-Fire 406
          47609 Valentine’s Day Message Mug valentines-day-message-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/valentines-day-message-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/sb140_valentine_love_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust from bisque with damp sponge.
          2. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 3 coats of SW511 Pink Gloss to inside of mug, outside top and bottom rim and handle.
          3. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of SW501 White Gloss to outside message part of mug.
          4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) and apply 3 coats of SW504 Red Gloss to outside of mug.
          5. Apply heart shaped sticker to center of mug.
          6. On a separate plate, pour desired amount (approximately the size of a quarter) of the following Stroke and Coat colors:
            1. SC003 Wine About It
            2. SC017 Cheeky Pink
            3. SC018 Rosey Posey
            4. SC073 Candy Apple Red
            5. SC074 Hot Tamale
            6. SC085 Orkid
            7. SC013 Grapel
            8. SW511 Pink Gloss
            9. SW504 Red Gloss
          7. Using the end of a toothpick, pencil or paintbrush apply random Stroke and Coat color dots all the way around the outside of the heart, creating a dot pattern.
          8. Remove heart sticker before dots dry completely.
          9. With a #0 Detail Liner brush (CB200) write the word “LOVE” in the middle of the heart using SW504 Red Gloss.
          10. On the inside rim of the mug, using a #4 (CB404) Pointed Round brush, write “BE MINE” using SW504 Red Gloss.
          11. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB140 Message Mug

          Colors

          • SC003 Wine About It
          • S017 Cheeky Pink
          • SC018 Rosey Posey
          • SC073 Candy Apple Red
          • SC074 Hot Tamale
          • SC085 Orkid
          • SC013 Grapel
          • SW501 White Gloss
          • SW511 Pink Gloss
          • SW504 Red Gloss

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan Brush
          • CB200 #0 Detail Liner Brush
          • CB404 #4 Pointed Round Brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Heart sticker
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          47607 Basket Pattern Latte Mug basket-pattern-latte-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/basket-pattern-latte-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/sb120_sw501_sw506_sw507_sw510_basketweave_mug_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust from bisque with damp sponge.
          2. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of SW507 Bright Green Gloss to inside of mug.
          3. In a separate bowl mix 1 part SW501 White gloss and 1 part SW506 Bright Blue Gloss to create a custom lighter blue color glaze.
          4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB144) apply 2 coats of the lighter blue glaze to entire outside of mug.
          5. Once the base coat dries, using a pencil, draw basket weave pattern on mug.
          6. Using #8 flat shader brush (CB308) apply 2 coats of SW506 Bright Blue Gloss to outside of mug following basketweave pattern created with pencil.
          7. With a 2/0 liner brush (CB220) apply a slightly watered down SW510 Blue Gloss to create a shadow under the basketweave pattern.
          8. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB120 Latte Mug

          Colors

          • SW501 White Gloss
          • SW506 Bright Blue Gloss
          • SW507 Bright Green Gloss
          • SW510 Blue Gloss

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan Brush
          • CB308 #8 Flat Shader Brush
          • CB220 2/0 Liner Brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          47605 Plaid Dinner Plate plaid-dinner-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/plaid-dinner-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/sb105_valentine_plaid_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust from bisque with damp sponge
          2. Using #8 soft fan brush (RB140) apply 2 coats of SW-501 White Gloss to inside of plate.
          3. In a separate bowl mix 1 part SW501 White gloss and 1 part SW-511 Pink Gloss to create a custom lighter pink color glaze.
          4. With 12mm ½” low tack masking tape (MC002) tape off desired check pattern horizontally.
          5. Apply 2 coats of mixed lighter pink custom glaze with #8 soft fan brush (RB140).
          6. Remove tape before completely dry.
          7. After tape is removed, let plate dry completely.
          8. Once dry, using same 12mm ½” low tack masking tape (MC002) tape, create second check pattern vertically over pink glaze.
          9. In another separate bowl mix 1 part SW501 White Gloss and 1 part SW504 Red Gloss to create a custom lighter red color glaze.
          10. Apply 2 coats of mixed lighter red custom glaze with #8 soft fan brush (RB140).
          11. Remove tape before glaze is completely dry.
          12. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB105 Rimmed Dinner Plate

          Colors

          • SW501 White Gloss
          • SW511 Pink Gloss
          • SW504 Red Gloss

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB140 #8 Soft Fan Brush
          • MC002 1/2″ Low Tack Masking Tape

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          47505 Purple Reign Mixing Bowls purple-reign-mixing-bowls https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/purple-reign-mixing-bowls/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/SB147_SB148_purple_reign_bowls_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust from bisque with damp sponge
          2. Using #8 Soft Fan Brush (CB618) glaze ½ bowl and entire rim of bowl in a swirl pattern with Jungle Gems CG1006 Purple Reign.
          3. Using #8 Soft Fan Brush (CB618) glaze second ½ of the bowl in SW106 Alabaster.
          4. With a #8 Pointed Round Brush (CB408) glaze 3 horizontal lines, about 2” apart, of Stroke and Coat SC33 Fruit of the Vine over the SW106 Alabaster. Apply 3 coats of Fruit of the Vine.
          5. Once dry, use a #2 Soft Fan brush (CB602) apply “plops” of SW401 Light Flux around the rim of the bowl.
          6. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB147 Small Mixing Bowl
          • SB148 Medium Mixing Bowl

          Colors

          • CG1006 Purple Reign
          • SW106 Alabaster
          • SC33 Fruit of the Vine
          • SW401 Light Flux

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB618 #8 Soft Fan brush
          • CB408 #8 Pointed Round Brush
          • CB602 #2 Soft Fan brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          47492 Valentine Sgraffito Plates valentine-sgraffito-plates https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/valentine-sgraffito-plates/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb101_mb102_valentine_sgraffito_plates_web-1.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Coupe Dinner Plate (white background):

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-001 White, apply 1 coat to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry.
          3. Place the pattern over the plate. Slide AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern. Trace over the hearts. Remove the pattern and clay carbon paper.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, SC-33 Fruit of the Vine, SC-74 Hot Tamale, SC-103 Lavendear, SP-201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo, and SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to half of the hearts on the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Once the hearts are no longer shiny, take the skewer and carve designs into each heart. This must be done before the glaze is dry. This is why it is recommended to work on half at a time.
          6. Repeat Steps #4 and #5 for the remaining hearts.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Wait for the front of the plate to be completely dry. Use a dry sponge or firm brush to brush away all of the glaze crumbs on the front of the plate.
          9. Dip into NR-CLR Clear One Dipping.
          10. 1Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Coupe Salad Plate (black background):

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-001 White, apply 1 coat to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry.
          3. Place the pattern over the plate. Slide AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern. Trace over the hearts. Remove the pattern and clay carbon paper.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, SC-33 Fruit of the Vine, SC-74 Hot Tamale, SC-103 Lavendear, apply 3 coats to the hearts on the plate. Go slightly over the outline of each heart. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Cut out the hearts from the pattern. Take 1 heart and sponge the back with water. Place it on the corresponding heart on the plate (wet side down). Sponge over the edges to make sure it is secure. Using the Script Liner with the corresponding heart color, apply 1 coat going around the edge of the heart. Repeat for all hearts.
          6. Using the Soft Fan with FN-009 Black, apply 2 coats to the front and back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Use the skewer to help pull up the paper hearts on the front of the plate.
          8. Once the hearts are no longer shiny, take the skewer and carve designs into each heart. This must be done before the glaze is dry. Do not try to brush away the crumbs at this point, or they may get stuck to the background.
          9. Wait for the front of the plate to be completely dry. Use a dry sponge or firm brush to brush away all of the glaze crumbs on the front of the plate.
          10. Dip into NR-CLR Clear One Dipping.
          11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-101 Coupe Salad Plate
          • MB-102 Coupe Dinner Plate

          Colors

          • FN001 White
          • FN009 Black
          • SC001 Pink-A-Boo
          • SC033 Fruit of the Vine
          • SC074 Hot Tamale
          • SC103 Lavendear
          • SP201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo
          • SP274 Speckled Hot Tamale
          • NTCLR Clear One Dipping

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Palette
          • Skewer
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top|Holiday 406|403|461|462
          47488 Block Heart Plate block-heart-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/block-heart-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb102_heart_valentines_intermixable_overhead_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Squeeze out around 1 Tbsp of SC001 Pink-A-Boo onto the palette. Dip the sponge into the glaze and sponge the front of the plate. Repeat until the front of the plate is covered. Allow glaze to dry.
          3. Place the pattern over the plate. Slide AC230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern. Trace over the rectangles and hearts. Remove the pattern and clay carbon paper.
          4. Take MC001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape and tape around the rectangles. This will give you crisp lines.
          5. Squeeze out 1 Tbsp of SP201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo and SP274 Speckled Hot Tamale onto the palette. Make a third color by mixing ½ Tbsp of SP201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo and ½ Tbsp of SP274 Speckled Hot Tamale.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SP201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo, apply 3 coats to the heart on the left side of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SP274 Speckled Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the 2 hearts on the right side of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with the mixed color, apply 3 coats to the heart in the center. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Squeeze out 1 Tbsp of SC035 Gray Hare and SC060 Silver Lining onto the palette. Make a third color my mixing ½ Tbsp of SC035 Gray Hare and ½ Tbsp of SC060 Silver Lining.
          10. Using the Script Liner with SC035 Gray Hare, apply 3 coats to the background of the heart on the left side of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. Using the Script Liner with SC060 Silver Lining, apply 3 coats to the background of the 2 hearts on the right side of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          12. Using the Script Liner with the mixed color, apply 3 coats to the background of the heart in the center. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          13. Remove the tape before the glaze is completely dry.
          14. Using the Detail Liner with SC015 Tuxedo, outline the hearts. Use the Soft Fan to apply 2 coats to the back of the plate.
          15. Dip into NTCLR Clear One Dipping.
          16. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-102 Coupe Dinner Plate

          Colors

          • SC001 Pink-A-Boo
          • SC015 Tuxedo
          • SC035 Gray Hare
          • SC060 Silver Lining
          • SP201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo
          • SP274 Speckled Hot Tamale
          • NTCLR Clear One Dipping

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB110 10/0 Detail Liner
          • MC001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Palette
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top|Holiday 406|403|461|462
          47482 Valentine Heart Conversation Plate valentine-heart-conversation-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/valentine-heart-conversation-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb103_mb104_pastel_candy_hearts_dots_overhead_cutlery_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Rimmed Dinner Plate:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Cut out the circle divider, so that it fits in the center of the plate. Use the pencil to make a dot above each “12” on the circle divider (onto the rim of the plate). Remove the circle divider. Make 3 more dots between each set of dots from the circle divider. Try to evenly space them.
          3. Use a ruler to draw a straight line going through each set of dots that are directly across from each other. Draw the straight line on the rim of the plate only.
          4. Squeeze out 1 TBS of SC001 Pink-A-Boo, SC055 Yella Bout It, and SC103 Lavendear onto the palette.
          5. Dip the pencil eraser into SC-1 Pink-A-Boo. Stamp a dot of glaze onto one of the lines, right next to the inner rim of the plate. Stamp a dot onto every 3rd line.
          6. Repeat Step #5 with SC055 Yella Bout It. Stamp the line next to the previous dots.
          7. Repeat Step #5 with SC103 Lavendear. Stamp the remaining lines.
          8. Repeat Step #5-7 for the middle and outer dots. Make sure you do not stamp the same color next to itself.
          9. Dip into NR-CLR Clear One Dipping.
          10. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

           

          Coupe Salad Plate:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Place the pattern over the plate. Slide AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern. Trace with a pencil.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC001 Pink-A-Boo, SC055 Yella Bout It, and SC103 Lavendear, apply 3 coats to each of the hearts. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Allow glaze to dry to the touch.
          5. Place the pattern back over the hearts. You can also cut out each heart, if that is easier. Lightly trace over the lettering with a pencil. You should be able to see a faint line in the glaze. Do not press too hard.
          6. Allow hearts to dry completely.
          7. Using SG403 Red, go over the lettering on the hearts.
          8. Dip into NT-CLR Clear One Dipping.
          9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB101 Coupe Salad Plate
          • MB104 Rimmed Dinner Plate

          Colors

          • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo
          • SC-55 Yella Bout It
          • SC-103 Lavendear
          • SG-403 Red
          • NT-CLR Clear One Dipping

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Circle Divider
          • Ruler
          • Palette
          • Scissors
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top|Holiday 406|403|461|462
          47476 E-Z Stroke Butterfly Garden Mushroom e-z-stroke-butterfly-garden-mushroom https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/e-z-stroke-butterfly-garden-mushroom/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1419_ez-stroke_butterfly_web.jpg David Hoff
          1. Check the bisque ware over for any blemishes. If any are present gently sand with 100-grit Sandpaper.
          2. Damp sponge ware to remove any fired dust and to condition the piece for decorating.
          3. Place one ounce of Baby Blue in one of the paper cups and a similar amount of Sand in another paper cup. Add a few drops of water, if needed and mix with Palette Knife. The Fundamentals need to be a cream like consistency.
          4. To the stem and under side of the Mushroom, apply three smooth coats of the Sand using the #8 Soft Fan. Bring up to the curved outer edge of the mushroom’s cap. Allow to set between coats.
          5. To the cap of the Mushroom, apply three coats of Baby Blue with the #8 Soft Fan. Bring the Baby Blue downward overlapping in a feathered manner over the Sand. Allow to set between coats.
          6. For best result allow to dry thoroughly.
          7. Cut the butterfly pattern apart to easily trace on the butterflies.
          8. Randomly apply the butterflies onto the mushroom cap over the Baby Blue, using the provided patterns, clay carbon and red pen.
          9. Using the leaf pattern as a guide, sketch in the vine like leaf design over the stem and in between the traced butterflies using the #2 Pencil.
          10. As needed place the EZ-Strokes on the page protector palette and if color is extremely thick, thin with water or Thin ‘n Shade. Mix with Palette Knife.
          11. The butterflies are completed with Light Blue, Blue Turquoise, Dutch Blue, Midnight Blue and Cobalt Jet Black using the #4 or #6 Round and #2 Detail Liner.
          12. Using the Round of choice fully load with Light Blue, side load with Blue Turquoise and on the same side pull the brush through the Dutch Blue. Blend on clean area of palette. Working from the outer edge of wings to the body, tip, press and lift the blue tones over the wings. The narrower wings will need two strokes and the wider wings three to four strokes. Reload the Round as needed in the same manner each time. Note: keep the darker Dutch Blue tone to upper and outer edges of the wings. Also, as color is applied go back and blend and smooth out any ridges of color. Wings should appear soft and blended.
          13. Fully load the #2 Detail Liner with slightly thinned Midnight Blue. Hold the Liner straight up, outline the wings with flowing Liner work. Pull in some shading lines over wings, from the body out and from the narrow tips of the wings inward. These lines should be very fine and of varying lengths pulled from one point.
          14. Fully load the #2 Detail Liner with thinned Cobalt Jet Black and press, pull and lift the bodies in place. Work from the neck to tapered tail. Tip and press the butterflies’ heads in place with a teardrop stroke. Tip of brush is placed on the neck and the stroke is pressed in place. Holding the brush straight up, pull out a few fine detail lines to the wings, pull out two feelers from the head and add legs to the butterflies.
          15. There are dots on the wings in White, these are added later.
          16. The leaves are a pressure stroke using Irish Green, Leaf Green, Ivy Green and detailed with Royal Blue Green.
          17. Fully load the #4 or #6-Pointed Round with Irish Green, side load with Leaf Green and tip in Ivy Green. Working from the base of leaf outward, press firmly, pull and lift off to create the leaf in one stroke. Note the more pressure on the brush as the stroke is started will generate a larger leaf.
          18. All the leaves are completed in the same manner, however smaller leaves have less pressure applied to the brush. Reload as needed.
          19. To the Ivy Green add a few drops of Royal Blue Green, thus making a slightly darker shade of green.
          20. With the #2 Liner fully loaded in Ivy Green and side loaded in Royal Blue Green mix, pull in the flowing vine stem work. Proceed to outline the leaves in stylized flowing strokes and add a center vein to each.
          21. Using the Pure White French Dimension, press in small descending dots along the outer edge of the butterflies’ wings. To achieve uniform dots, hold the French Dimension bottle at a 45-degree angle to the ware and be sure the nip touches the ware.
          22. Fire the piece to shelf cone 04. Thus, setting the color and maturing the French Dimension.
          23. Damp sponge the fired ware to condition the piece for glazing.
          24. With #8 Soft Fan apply three flowing coats of Crystal Clear Brushing to entire piece.
          25. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
          26. Remove stilt marks with Stilt Stone or Dremel Tool.

          Form

          • MB1419 8″ Mushroom

          Colors

          • EZ003 Irish Green
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • EZ023 Midnight Blue
          • EZ024 Royal Blue Green
          • EZ027 Blue Turquoise
          • EZ028 Leaf Green
          • EZ031 Light Blue
          • EZ033 Ivy Green
          • EZ035 Dutch Blue
          • UG003 Baby Blue
          • UG0030 Sand
          • FD258 Pure White
          • S2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB618 #8 Soft Fan
          • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
          • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
          • CB406 #6 Pointed Round

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • 100-grit Sandpaper
          • 3 – 3 oz Paper Cups
          • Clay Carbon
          • Heavy Duty Plastic Page Protector for palette
          • Paper Towels
          • Red Pen
          • Scissors
          • Standard #2 Pencil
          • Pattern
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
          47471 French Dimensions Flower Vase french-dimensions-flower-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/french-dimensions-flower-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb885_teal_tropical-flowers_fd258_web.jpg David Hoff
          1. Check the vase over for any blemishes. If present, lightly sand to remove using the 100-grit sandpaper.
          2. Damp sponge the ware down to remove any fired dust and to condition the piece for decorating. To condition and clean the inside of vase pour a small amount of water into the vase. Quickly swirl the water around and pour out any remaining water.
          3. Place approximately one ounce of Blue Green in the paper cup. If needed add water or Thin ‘n Shade to thin to a cream like consistency.
          4. With a water dampened #8 Soft Fan, apply three coats of Blue Green to the entire outside of vase and to the inside lip. For the inside apply color about 2’’ inside the neck. Allow to dry between coats.
          5. Set aside to dry thoroughly.
          6. Using the provided pattern as a guide, lightly sketch the flowers and leaf pattern over the ware with a standard pencil. If you feel more comfortable with a traced pattern, use White Saral instead of Clay Carbon. Clay Carbon will not show up on such a dark base color. Cover the entire outside of vase with the design. (See the photograph for placement)
          7. The design work is completed using Pure White French Dimensions. Some tips, when using are as follows:
            1. Thoroughly shake and squeeze the bottle.
            2. Use the product at room temperature.
            3. Squeeze a small amount out onto a paper towel to ensure the right consistency is flowing from the nip.
            4. If color does not leave the bottle easily, the French Dimension may need some stirring. Use a wooden skewer to stir the product deep inside the bottle.
            5. To apply the French Dimension, hold the bottle at a 45-degree angle and gently apply pressure to the bottle with thumb and index finger.
            6. The nip should touch the ware as the color is applied.
            7. The angle is very important when adding the dots. If dots are applied with the bottle at 90-degrees to the surface, they will be more pointed and sharp.
            8. Periodically wipe the nip to remove any unwanted color that will accumulate on the outer edge of the nip.
            9. Work on one area at a time, allow that area to dry before moving on around the vase. It is very easy to smear the wet French Dimension.
          8. Outline flower petals first, then pull in the leaves with a center vein. (Complete 3 or 4 flowers then allow to dry.)
          9. After the petals and leaves are applied, add the tiny dots for the center of the flowers.
          10. Throughout the background add dots in groups of three.
          11. Add tiny dots around the top edge of the fluted vase.
          12. Fire ware to a shelf cone 04. Note ware does not need to be stilted since Fundamentals will not stick to the shelf when fired.
          13. Damp sponge ware after firing to remove any fired dust and to condition the piece for glazing.
          14. Pour a small amount of Crystal Clear Brushing in to a paper cup and thin with water to a light cream consistency. Roll the inside of the vase and drain off excess. Wipe back any drips or runs from the outside of ware.
          15. Apply 3 coats of the Crystal Clear Brushing to the outside of vase with the #8 Soft Fan. Glaze needs to dry between coats.
          16. Stilt ware and fire to shelf cone 06.
          17. Remove stilt marks with Dremel Tool or Stilt Stone.

          Form

          • MB885 Great Shape Vases

          Colors

          • UG230 Blue Green
          • FD258 Pure White
          • S2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB618 #8 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • 100-grit Sandpaper
          • 2 3-oz paper cups
          • Paper Towels
          • Standard Pencil
          • Water Bowl
          • White Saral (if pattern need to traced on instead of sketched on)
          • Palette Knife
          • Pattern
          MCP Projects (Private) 1129
          47470 Morning Sunrise Vase morning-sunrise-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/morning-sunrise-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb885_yellow_orange_gradient_crane_web.jpg David Hoff
          1. Check the vase over for any blemishes. If present, lightly sand to remove using the 100-grit sand paper.
          2. Damp sponge the ware down to remove any fired dust and to condition the piece for decorating. To condition and clean the inside of vase pour a small amount of water into the vase. Quickly swirl the water around and pour out any remaining water.
          3. Place the weighting material inside of the vase.
          4. Place the ware onto the banding wheel and make sure the ware is centered. If the ware is not centered properly it will have skips of color as the piece is banded.
          5. Place the EZ Strokes on the page protector palette and thin with water or Thin ‘n Shade to a very light cream consistency.
          6. With the #4 Soft Fan loaded with Neon Yellow and rapidly turning the banding wheel, apply the color to the inside rim, the top and about inch down the outside of vase. Do not wash the brush.
          7. Pick up Yellow Orange and over lapping about a ¼” of the Neon Yellow band another inch or so down the vase. Do not wash the brush.
          8. Pick up Poppy Orange, proceed to band another inch down the vase. Remember to overlap the 1/4” of the previous color. Do not wash the brush.
          9. Pick up Coral Red, proceed to band another inch down the vase again over lapping the previous applied color.
          10. Finally pick up the Passion Red and band this color to the bottom of the ware. Now wash the Fan Brush and remove excess water.
          11. Repeat steps 6 through 10 again making sure that the coloration blends from the lighter yellow at the top of the vase downward to the deeper tone of the Passion Red.
          12. Allow to dry thoroughly before proceeding.
          13. Trace the provided pattern onto a piece of tissue paper with the standard pencil.
          14. Align the pattern on the vase. With the water-based marker trace over the penciled design on the tissue paper. The marker will bleed through the tissue paper.
          15. Thin Cobalt Jet Black slightly with a few drops of water or Thin ‘n Shade
          16. With the #4 Pointed Round, block in the traced design with two thin coats of the Cobalt Jet Black. The Cobalt Jet Black is also applied to the bottom of the vase.
          17. Load #2 Liner with Cobalt Jet Black and smooth out the outline of the Egret, add grasses and black detailing to the Egret.
          18. Fire ware to a shelf cone 04. Note ware does not need to be stilted since EZ Strokes will not stick to the shelf when fired.
          19. Damp sponge ware after firing to remove any fired dust and to condition the piece for glazing.
          20. Pour a small amount of Crystal Clear Brushing in to a paper cup and thin with water to a light cream consistency. Roll the inside of the vase and drain off excess. Wipe back any drips or runs from the outside of ware.
          21. Apply 3 coats of the Crystal Clear Brushing to the outside of vase with the #8 Soft Fan. Glaze needs to dry between coats.
          22. Stilt ware and fire to shelf cone 06.
          23. Remove stilt marks with Dremel Tool or Stilt Stone.

          Form

          • MB885 Great Shape Vase

          Colors

          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • EZ026 Yellow Orange
          • EZ057 Coral Red
          • EZ058 Poppy Orange
          • EZ075 Passion Red
          • EZ101 Neon Yellow
          • S2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
          • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
          • CB604 #4 Soft Fan
          • CB608 #8 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • 100-grit Sandpaper
          • 1 3 oz Paper Cup
          • Quality Banding Wheel
          • Tissue Paper
          • Ultra fine water-based marker
          • Standard Pencil
          • 2 cups rice or beans or sand to weight the vase while banding
          • Palette
          • Pattern
          MCP Projects (Private) 1129
          47468 E-Z Stroke Flowered Bowl e-z-stroke-flowered-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/e-z-stroke-flowered-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/sb123_ez_ivy-bg_web.jpg Larry Knight
          1. Apply 3 coats of SW 501 White Gloss to entire bowl avoiding the bottom foot. Let dry.
          2. Place all E-Z Stroke colors on palette and thin to a light creamy consistency.
          3. Dampen sea wool sponge with water and squeeze out into a paper towel.
          4. Load sponge with Poppy Orange and begin to sponge in a lacy pattern irregular circles being careful not to fill in the center. You can let some go inside of bowl and on the bottom. Make circles as large or small as you want.
          5. Do not wash sponge and load with Passion Red and apply over the Poppy Orange making sure not to cover all of the Poppy Orange.
          6. Load Script Liner with Black E-Z Stroke and create petal outlines and add radial lines from center out onto the petals.
          7. Sponge in centers first with Yellow Orange and shade with Brick E-Z Stroke.
          8. Detail center with Black and the script Liner
          9. Sponge in leaf shapes with Chartreuse and then add Leaf green to leaves for accent.
          10. Detail leaves with Script Liner and Black.
          11. Add accents for stems to connect design and tendrils with the Liner and Black.
          12. Fire to shelf cone 6.

          Form

          • SB123 Nesting Bowl Large

          Colors

          • SW501 White Gloss
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • EZ018 Chartreuse
          • EZ026 Yellow Orange
          • EZ028 Leaf Green
          • EZ058 Poppy Orange
          • EZ075 Passion Red

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB106 #6 Script Liner
          • CB618 #8 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Paper Towels
          • Palette
          • Sea wool Sponge

           

          Duncan|Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 874|407|411
          47465 Clay Narcissus and Vase clay-narcissus-and-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/clay-narcissus-and-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/handbuilt_clay_narcissus_vase_web.jpg Larry Knight
          1. Roll clay to ¼” in thickness with rolling pin on canvas cloth.
          2. Cut a slab 8”by 12” rectangle.
          3. Bevel one 8” edge on top side, turn over and bevel remaining 8” side on opposite back side.
          4. If desired using rubber stamp create a random design on slab. I used a bee stamp.
          5. Score or scratch one of the beveled edges of slab and add slip over scoring.
          6. Attach the 8” edges together making sure seam is secure and stamped design is on the outside of cylinder.
          7. Cut a circle big enough to cover the bottom of cylinder.
          8. Score and slip the edge of circle and secure to bottom of cylinder.
          9. If desired flute top edge of cylinder.
          10. Cut 6 petals using supplied pattern for flower petal per flower.
          11. Compress or gently squeeze the edges of each petal to make the edge look thinner.
          12. Score the flat edge of each petal, add slip and begin to attach petals together using all 6 petals.
          13. For the stem make a cone shaped ball of clay and open larger end with your thumb to create a cupped end (pinch pot large enough to cover petal joints.
          14. Score the inside of the pinch pot, add slip and attach to back of flower petals covering the joints.
          15. In the narrow end of stem put a hole for the rod to be inserted in after completion.
          16. For the flower center form a small cup out of a small ball of clay and add a small ball of clay with slip inside of the cup.
          17. Attach the bowl to the flower center on front of petals.
          18. Let clay items dry.
          19. When dry smooth any imperfections with a sponge and water gently.
          20. Thin Black E-Z Stroke to a thin wash and apply over the bee stamp areas only. Apply a coat of Yellow Orange E-Z Stroke over the body of bee.
          21. Apply 3 coats of Fundamentals as follows:
            1. Leaf Green – stem
            2. Soft Yellow – petals top of ball in flower center
            3. Bright Yellow cup center
          22. E-Z stroke one coat application:
            1. Black -inside cup of the center
            2. Poppy Orange- around top edge of center cup
          23. Fire to shelf cone 03-04 bisque.
          24. Thin Pure Brilliance to a milk consistency and roll inside of vase.
          25. Apply 2 coats of FN239 Spiced cream to the outside of vase.
          26. Apply 2 coats of Pure Brilliance to the entire flower.
          27. Silt and fire to shelf cone 06-05 when dry.
          28. Glue wooden dowel or metal rod to inside of stem opening with epoxy glue.
          29. Cut floral foam to fit inside of vase.
          30. Arrange flowers when glue is dry.

          Form

          • 3 pounds low fire earthenware clay

          Colors

          • UG021 Leaf Green
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • UG046 Bright Yellow
          • EZ026 Yellow Orange
          • UG222 Soft Yellow
          • EZ058 Poppy Orange
          • FN239 Spiced Cream 
          • PB001 Pure Brilliance Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
          • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
          • CB406 #6 Pointed-Round
          • RB140 #8 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Paper towels
          • Rolling pin
          • Ruler
          • Palette
          • Cleaning tool
          • Rubber Stamp of choice (optional)
          • ¼” Metal rod or wooden Dowel
          • Canvas cloth or newspaper
          • ½ cup earthenware slip
          • Epoxy adhesive
          • Floral Foam
          • Pattern
          Low-Fire|Clay 406|401
          47463 Yellow Brushwork Planter yellow-brushwork-planter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/yellow-brushwork-planter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1589_butterfly_sg703_greenery_web.jpg Tim McPherson
          1. Using the Soft Fan, apply 1 slightly thinned coat of Sunkissed to the upper and lower bands’
          2. Using a damp sponge, wipe off the color from the raided areas,
          3. Using the Round, load in Butter Me Up and tip in Just Peachy, add a teardrop stroke, Apply a 2nd coat to deepen,
          4. Other color combinations are Lime Light tipped in Blue Isle and Butter Me Up tipped in Lime Light.
          5. Add a small stroke of a darker color over the larger area.
          6. Add a dot of a darker color to the base of the teardrops.
          7. Outline and detail in thinned Black Designer Liner.
          8. Using the Fan, apply 3 coats of Sunkissed to the inside of the container.
          9. Using the Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of Autumn Speckta-Clear to the outside,
          10. Stilt and fire to shelf cote 06.

          Form

          • MB1589 Flourish Container

          Colors

          • SG703 Autumn Speckta-Clear
          • SG401 Designer Liner Black
          • SC006 Sunkissed
          • SC042 Butter Me Up
          • SC028 Blue Isle
          • SC078 Lime Light
          • SC102 Just Peachy

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB110 # 10/0 Mini Liner
          • CB404 # 4 Pointed Round
          • CB604 # 4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
          47459 Pastel Chevron Mug and Bowl pastel-chevron-mug-and-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/pastel-chevron-mug-and-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1615_mb1618_speckled-sc_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Wipe down bisque with a damp sponge to remove dust.
          2. Using a fan brush, apply 3 coats of SP216 over the whole outside of the mug and bowl, allowing each coat to dry in between.
          3. Using a script liner brush, apply three coats of SC76 to the top arch of each scallop.
          4. Using the back end of a brush apply dots of SC28 to the middle arch of each scallop.
          5. Using the script liner, apply 3 coats of SC11 to the last arch in each scallop.
          6. Apply three coats of SC28 to the inside of the mug, handle and inside of the bowl. Allow to dry
          7. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB1615 Chevron Bowl
          • MB1618 Chevron Mug

          Colors

          • SP209 Speckled Jaded
          • SC102 Just Peachy
          • SC103 Lavendear
          • SC028 Blue Isle
          • SC001 Pink-A-Boo

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
          47455 Blue Scalloped Mug and Bowl blue-scalloped-mug-and-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/blue-scalloped-mug-and-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1613_mb1616_speckled-sc_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Wipe down bisque with a damp sponge to remove dust.
          2. Using a fan brush, apply 3 coats of SP216 over the whole outside of the mug and bowl, allowing each coat to dry in between.
          3. Using a script liner brush, apply three coats of SC76 to the top arch of each scallop.
          4. Using the back end of a brush apply dots of SC28 to the middle arch of each scallop.
          5. Using the script liner, apply 3 coats of SC11 to the last arch in each scallop.
          6. Apply three coats of SC28 to the inside of the mug, handle and inside of the bowl. Allow to dry
          7. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB1613 Scalloped Bowl
          • MB1616 Scalloped Mug

          Colors

          • SP216 Speckled Cotton Tail
          • SC11 Blue Yonder
          • SC76 Cara-bein Blue
          • SC28 Blue Isle

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
          47451 Quilt Mosaic Mug and Bowl quilt-mosaic-mug-and-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/quilt-mosaic-mug-and-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1614_mb1617_speckled-sc_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Wipe down bisque with a damp sponge to remove dust
          2. Using a fan brush, Apply 3 coats of SP254 Speckled Vanilla Dip over the whole outside of the mug and bowl, allowing each coat to dry in between.
          3. Using the script liner brush, apply three coats of SC103 Lavendear to every other oval on the top and 3rd rows of ovals.
          4. Apply 3 coats of SC101 Spruce It Up to the unpainted ovals on the top row, and every other oval on the bottom row.
          5. Apply 3 coats of SC102 Just Peachy to every other oval in the 2nd and 3rd rows.
          6. Apply 3 coats of SC055 Yella Bout It to the remaining ovals on the 2nd and 4th rows.
          7. Apply 3 coats of SC055 Yella Bout It to the inside of the mug using a fan brush. 3 coats of SC101 to the inside of the bowl using a fan brush.
          8. Apply 3 coats of SC103 Lavendear to the handle of the mug. Allow to dry.
          9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB1614 Mosaic Bowl
          • MB1617 Mosaic Mug

          Colors

          • SP254 Speckled Vanilla Dip
          • SC102 Just Peachy
          • SC103 Lavendear
          • SC101 Spruce it Up
          • SC055 Yella Bout It

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
          47449 Snowy Green Elements Retro Tree snowy-green-elements-retro-tree https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/snowy-green-elements-retro-tree/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1602_green_snow_mop_lit_web.jpg Bob Moreni
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. This tree comes with a wiring hook up and multicolored Medium Twist plastic lights.
          3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of El-131 Turtle Shell to the tree and the base. Allow to dry between coats.
          4. Using a CB-404 #4-Pointed Round and a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2 coats of SG-302 Snowfall to all the tips and liners rising up from the tips. Allow to dry!
          5. Stilt and fire to cone 06-05.
          6. Using an OB-901 Mother of Pearl Brush, apply 1 thin brushed out coat of OG803 Mother of Pearl to the tree and the base. The thinner and more swirls as you apply the better result you will have.
          7. Clean your brush with OA901 Essence. This bottle should be kept just for the Mother of Pearl.
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 020.
          9. Glue the lights into the tree and put the pinch plug wiring into the base.

          Form

          • MB1602 Retro Tree

          Colors

          • OG803 Mother of Pearl
          • EL131 Turtle Shell
          • SG302 Snowfall

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB110 #10/0 Liner
          • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
          • CB604 #4 Soft Fan
          • OB901 Mother of Pearl ¼” Shader

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette  
          • Glue
          • Paper towels
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          47446 Tuscan Olive Bowl tuscan-olive-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/tuscan-olive-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/sb148_tuscan_olive_bowl_web.jpg Tim McPherson
          1. Trace on the pattern using the Clay Carbon Paper.
          2. Pick up on a damp sponge both Beige and Sienna Brown, and apply to the entire background in a scruffy manor.
          3. Using the Round, apply 1 coat of Wine Berry to the olives.
          4. Side load in Midnight Blue and shade 1 side of the olives, then side load in Plum Purple and shade the opposite side.
          5. Using the Round, apply 1 coat of Ivy Green to the leaves.
          6. Side load in Royal Blue Green and shade 1 side of the leaves.
          7. Using the Liner, add stems and branches with Brick.
          8. Using the metal tip on the bottle of Designer Liner, outline and detail the entire piece.
          9. Using the Soft Gan, apply 2 to 3 coats of Peppered Plum to the outside and tip edge, excluding the foot and very bottom of the piece.
          10. Using the Soft Gan, apply 2 coats of Clear to the inside of the bow.
          11. Place on a well kiln washed shelf and fire to shelf cone 6.

          Form

          • SB148 Medium Serving Bowl

          Colors

          • EZ033 Ivy Green
          • EZ24 Royal Blue Green
          • EZ063 Wine Berry
          • EZ050 Plum Purple
          • EZ023 Midnight Blue
          • EZ055 Brick
          • EZ022 Beige
          • EZ011 Sienna Brown
          • SG401 Designer Liner Black
          • SW001 Clear
          • SW191 Peppered Plum

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB110 #10/0 Mini Liner
          • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
          • CB604 #4 Soft Fan
          • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette  
          • Pencil  
          • Pattern
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque|Table Top 407|411|447
          47443 Spring Bunny Bowl spring-bunny-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/spring-bunny-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/sb147_spring_bunny_bowl_above_web.jpg Tim McPherson
          1. Trace on the pattern using the Clay Carbon Paper.
          2. Using the Round. Apply 3 coats of Apricot to the carrots.
          3. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Lime Green to the tops of the carrots.
          4. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Ivory Pearl to the bunny body.
          5. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Oatmeal to the ears, tail, and bunny feet.
          6. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Rose to the inside of the ears and nose.
          7. Side load in Irish Green and shade the tops of the carrots.
          8. Side load in Brick and shade the carrots.
          9. Side load in Sienna Brown and shade the bunny body.
          10. Outline and detail with Cobalt Jet Black.
          11. Using the Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of Pink Gloss to the back and top edge, excluding the foot area or very bottom of the piece.
          12. Using the Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of Clear to the inside of the bowl.
          13. Place on a well kiln washed shelf and fire to shelf cone 6.

          Form

          • SB147 Small Serving Bowl

          Colors

          • UG223 Apricot
          • UG231 Lime Green
          • UG234 Ivory Pearl
          • UG235 Oatmeal
          • UG234 Rose
          • EZ003 Irish Green
          • EZ055 Brick
          • EZ011 Sienna Brown
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • SW001 Clear
          • SW511 Pink Gloss

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB110 #10/0 Mini Liner
          • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
          • CB604 #4 Soft Fan
          • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette  
          • Pencil  
          • Pattern
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque|Table Top 407|411|447
          47439 Spring Lantern spring-lantern https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/spring-lantern/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb002_flowers_as513_web.jpg Tim McPherson
          1. Using the Soft Fan, apply 3 even coats of Golden Sand to the entire piece.
          2. Using the Clay Carbon Paper, trace on the pattern.
          3. Using the Round, apply 1 coat of Irish Green to all then leaves.
          4. Side load in Ivy and shade 1 side of each leaf, and Dark Olive to the opposite side.
          5. Using the Liner, add a stem with Ivy Green.
          6. Using the Round, apply 1 coat of Passion Red to the flower petals.
          7. Using the Round, add a smaller stroke to each petal using Wine Berry.
          8. Using the Liner, add the stems and a dot to the smaller stamen area on the flower.
          9. Using the Round, outline and detail using the Cobalt Jet Black.
          10. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • MB002 Lattice Lantern

          Colors

          • AS513 Golden Sand
          • EZ003 Irish Green
          • EZ033 Ivy Green
          • EZ071 Dark Olive
          • EZ075 Passion Red
          • EZ063 Wine Berry
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB110 #10/0 Mini Liner
          • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
          • CB604 #4 Soft Fan
          • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette  
          • Pencil  
          • Pattern
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          47430 Teddy Bear Posey Vase teddy-bear-posey-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/teddy-bear-posey-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1610_teddy_bear_vase_3_web.jpg Bob Moreni
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. In a small cup, thin some FN004 Red to the consistency of coffee cream. Pour the glaze slowly; roll the glaze around inside the vase pouring out the excess. Leave the vase upside down to fully drain. Allow to dry!
          3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 4 coats of FN301 Marshmallow White to the outside of the vase. Allow to dry!
          4. Trace the pattern onto the piece using AC230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil.
          5. Place some of each of the following EZ Stroke colors onto a palette, EZ011 Sienna Brown, EZ038 Medium Mahogany, EZ030 Rose and EZ075 Passion Red.
          6. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, pick up some EZ011 Sienna Brown on the chisel edge of the brush and stipple the color onto the bear’s body. Repeat this step using EZ038 Medium Mahogany lightly over top of the EZ011 Sienna Brown.
          7. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner, apply EZ-030 Rose to the nose, inside of the ears and pads of the feet.
          8. Using a CB310 #10 Flat Shader, shade the heart with EZ075 Passion Red. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, detail the heart with EZ075 Passion Red.
          9. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner outline and detail the bear with EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black.
          10. Center the vase on a banding wheel and band the top portion of the vase with EZ075 Passion Red. Allow to dry!
          11. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.

          Form

          • MB1610 Posey Vase

          Colors

          • FN004 Red
          • FN301 Marshmallow White
          • EZ011 Sienna Brown
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • EZ030 Rose
          • EZ038 Medium Mahogany
          • EZ075 Passion Red

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB110 #10/0 Linet
          • CB106 #6 Script Liner
          • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
          • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
          • CB310 #10 Flat Shader
          • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Palette
          • Paper Towels
          • Water Bowl
          • Small Cup
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • Banding Wheel
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|459|460|462
          47428 Love Flora Vase love-flora-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/love-flora-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1612_love_vase_1_web.jpg Bob Moreni
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. In a small cup, thin some FN005 Pink to the consistency of coffee cream. Pour the glaze slowly; roll the glaze around inside the vase pouring out the excess. Leave the vase upside down to fully drain. Allow to dry!
          3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-001 White to the outside of the vase. Allow to dry!
          4. Trace the pattern onto the piece using AC230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil.
          5. Place some EZ075 Passion Red onto a palette. Using a AB710 #/4 Flat Shader, pick up some water on the brush, touch the brush to a paper towel to remove the excess water. Load on side of the brush with EZ075 Passion Red then shade around the heart shape, when dry, repeat.
          6. Place out the following colors, EZ057 Coral Red, EZ030 Rose and EZ057 Passion Red, EZ033 Ivy Green and EZ003 Irish Green onto a palette.
          7. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of EZ002 Cinderella Pink to the top rose on the left of the heart, EZ075 Passion Red to the middle rose and EZ030 Rose to the lower rose and the rose on the top right.
          8. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of EZ003 Irish Green to all the leaves.
          9. Using a CB408 #8 Flat Shader, shade all the leaves with EZ033 Ivy Green.
          10. Place some EZ012 Cobalt Black onto a palette.
          11. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, outline and detail the design with EZ012 Cobalt Black.
          12. Using the FD254 Black Licorice French Dimensions to the word Love. Allow to dry!
          13. Fire to cone 06/05.

          Form

          • MB1611 Blossom Vase

          Colors

          • FN001 White
          • FN005 Pink
          • EZ002 Cinderella Pink
          • EZ003 Irish Green
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • EZ030 Rose
          • EZ033 Ivy Green
          • EZ057 Coral Red EZ075 Passion Red
          • FD254 Black Licorice

          Decorating Accessories

          • AB710 ¾ Flat Shader
          • CB110 #10/0 Liner
          • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
          • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
          • CB604 #4 Soft Fan
          • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Palette
          • Paper Towels
          • Water Bowl
          • Small Cup
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|459|460|462
          47426 Heart Blossom Vase heart-blossom-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/heart-blossom-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1611_heart_vase_2_web.jpg Bob Moreni
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. In a small cup, thin some FN005 Pink to the consistency of coffee cream. Pour the glaze slowly; roll the glaze around inside the vase pouring out the excess. Leave the vase upside down to fully drain. Allow to dry!
          3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN005 Pink to the outside of the vase. Allow to dry!
          4. Cut out 3 of each size hearts. Place the hearts on the vase using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan and water. Press over the hearts with a paper towel.
          5. Place some EZ075 Passion Red and EZ030 Rose onto a palette.
          6. Center the vase on a banding wheel upside down.
          7. Using a DB805 #3 Fan, slightly thin some EZ075 Pashion Red, band this color on the bottom section of the vase coming up slightly over the bump out of the vase. Turn the vase right side up when done and recenter it on the banding wheel.
          8. Band the top section of the vase with EZ030 Rose blending the color into the EZ075 Passion Red to create a hombre look.
          9. Peel off the paper hearts before the vase completely dries. Allow to dry!
          10. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.
          11. Using a OB901 Mother of Pearl ¼” Shader, apply 1 thin coat of OG803 Mother of Pearl to each of the hearts. Allow to dry!
          12. Clean brush with OA901 Essence.
          13. Stilt and fire to cone 020.

          Form

          • MB1612 Flora Vase

          Colors

          • FN005 Pink
          • EZ030 Rose
          • EZ075 Passion Red
          • OG803 Mother of Pearl

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB604 #4 Soft Fan
          • DB805 #3 Fan
          • OB901 Mother of Pearl ¼” Shader

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette  
          • OA901 Essence
          • Paper Towels
          • Small Cup
          • Banding Wheel
          • Pattern
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|459|460|462
          47128 Peach Floral Lattice Lantern peach-floral-lattice-lantern https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/peach-floral-lattice-lantern/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/mb002_fd258_sc_lit_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with SC102 Just Peachy, apply 3 coats to the entire lantern. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using a pencil, lightly sketch some leaves and vines, clusters or single circles for flowers on the leaves, and large circles for the background.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC27 Sour Apple, apply 2 coats to the large circles around the top of the lantern. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC76 Cara-Bein Blue, apply 2 coats to the leaves around the top of the lantern. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC16 Cotton Tail, make random clusters of small circles over the large circles and leaves. Apply 2 coats. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC15 Tuxedo onto the palette. Dip the pencil eraser in the glaze. Stamp the center of the white circles. Repeat until all white circles have a black center.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC27 Sour Apple, apply 2 coats to the bottom rim, closest to the lattice. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC76 Cara-Bein Blue, apply 2 coats to the bottom rim. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Use FD258 Pure White to outline the white circles at the top of the lattice. Make dots down the center of each lattice.
          11. Fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-002 Lattice Lantern

          Colors

          • FD-258 Pure White
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
          • SC-102 Just Peachy

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette  
          • Pencil  
          • Scissors
          • Tape
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          47358 Floral Mushroom floral-mushroom https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/floral-mushroom/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1420_cg1002_flower_web.jpg Kylee Smith
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the 1 inch flat brush, paint 3 coats of Cotton Tail on the mushroom top covering the top and theunder side of the top.
          3. Using the 1 inch flat brush, paint 3 coats of Sunkissed on the stem of the mushroom.
          4. Once the top has dried, use a pencil to trace the flower onto the tissue paper.
          5. Position the tissue paper flower on the mushroom and trace with a washable marker. The marker should soak through the tissue paper and leave an outline of the flower on your mushroom top.
          6. Using the round brush, paint (dab) 2 coats of Day Lily on the petals. Letting the first coat dry before adding the 2nd coat. Leave the center of the flower unpainted.
          7. Using the round brush, paint 2 coats of Tuxedo on the middle of the flower.
          8. Using the liner brush and Tuxedo Stroke and coat, paint a loose outline around the petals.
          9. Using the liner brush, dab dots of Cotton Tail in the center of the flower.
          10. Fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB1420 6” Garden Mushroom

          Colors

          • SC16 Cotton Tail
          • SC15 Tuxedo
          • SC6 Sunkissed
          • CG1002 Day Lily

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB310 #10 Flat Shader
          • CB406 #6 Pointed Round
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Washable Marker
          • 1 Piece Tissue Paper
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
          47354 Trippy Mushroom trippy-mushroom https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/trippy-mushroom/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1419_abstract-cg_mushrooms_web.jpg Alana Cassel
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Draw out your shapes on the top of the mushroom, no wrong or right shapes, but make sure you have ample space between shapes on because you will be painting with the jungle gems and they can run a bit! Make sure you have 8 shapes/sections to paint. Start with a shape on the tip/top of the mushroom then continue with the rest!
          3. Draw out the funky shapes on the stem of the mushroom – both are open to your creativity. Start towards the bottom of the stem and just build around it!
          4. Number or label your sections with a letter or number to correspond to each Jungle Gem color you’re using. Paint 2-3 coats of each glaze in a shape.
          5. Once that is dry, you can paint the underneath of the mushroom a Stroke & Coat if you would like – sample was left white to match the top.
          6. When painting the stem, numbering what colors you want to go where is suggested. Paint 2-3 coats of each color – start with the section closest to the bottom and work to the top. Use any colors you want. The colors in the sample match the colors in the Jungle Gems.
          7. Clear glaze the top of the shroom if you left some white/bisque.
          8. Fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1419 8″ Garden Mushroom

          Colors

          • CG1002 Day Lily
          • CG1003 Peach Party
          • CG1004 Berry Tart
          • CG1005 Maroon Lagoon
          • CG1006 Purple Reign
          • CG1007 Blueberry Bubblegum
          • CG1008 Blue Guppy
          • CG1009 Cherry Limeade
          • SC023 Jack O’Lantern
          • SC002 Melon-Choly
          • SC096 Aqu-Ward
          • SC006 Sunkissed
          • SC076 Cara-Bein Blue
          • SC033 Fruit of the Vine
          • SC009 Jaded
          • SC085 Orkid
          • SC073 Candy Apple Red
          • SC011 Blue Yonder

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-408 #8 Pointed Round
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
          47556 Foundations and Designer Liner Mosaic Mug and Bowl foundations-and-designer-liner-mosaic-mug-and-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundations-and-designer-liner-mosaic-mug-and-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/mb1614_mb1617_designer-liner_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
          2. Using the Script Liner with FN018 Bright Blue, apply 3 coats to the top and bottom of the mug and bowl. The areas above and below the mosaic design. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
          3. Using SG404 Blue, outline the upper and lower row of circles.  
          4. Using SG410 Bright Blue, outline the diamonds in the center of the upper and lower circles.  
          5. Using SG407 Yellow, make stars in the center of each diamond. Make a line of dots in the section around each diamond.  
          6. Using the Soft Fan with FN002 Yellow, apply 3 coats to the inside of the mug and bowl. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
          7. Using the Soft Fan with FN211 Sheer Blue, apply 3 coats to the outside of the mug and bowl. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  

          Form

          • MB1614 Mosaic Bowl 
          • MB1617 Mosaic Mug 

          Colors

          • FN002 Yellow 
          • FN018 Bright Blue 
          • FN211 Sheer Blue  
          • SG404 Blue 
          • SG407 Yellow 
          • SG410 Bright Blue  

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
          47552 Foundations and Designer Liner Chevron Mug and Bowl foundations-and-designer-liner-chevron-mug-and-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundations-and-designer-liner-chevron-mug-and-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/mb1615_mb1618_designer-liner_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
          2. Using the Script Liner with FN007 Green, apply 3 coats to the top and bottom of the mug and bowl. The areas above and below the chevron design. Allow glaze to dry between coats. 
          3. Using SG405 Green, outline the top, middle, and bottom horizontal lines.  
          4. Using SG409 Bright Green, outline the remaining 2 horizontal lines.  
          5. Using SG405 Green, SG409 Bright Green, and SG407 Yellow, make repeating lines and dots between the horizontal lines.  
          6. Using the Soft Fan with FN002 Yellow, apply 3 coats to the inside of the mug and bowl. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
          7. Using the Soft Fan with FN216 Sea Glass, apply 3 coats to the outside of the mug and bowl. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  

          Form

          • MB1615 Chevron Bowl  
          • MB1618 Chevron Mug  

          Colors

          • FN002 Yellow 
          • FN007 Green  
          • FN216 Sea Glass 
          • SG405 Green 
          • SG407 Yellow  
          • SG409 Bright Green  

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan 
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner  

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
          47554 Foundations and Designer Liner Scalloped Mug and Bowl foundations-and-designer-liner-scalloped-mug-and-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundations-and-designer-liner-scalloped-mug-and-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1613_mb1616_designer-liner_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
          2. Using the Script Liner with FN003 Orange, apply 3 coats to the top and bottom of the mug and bowl. The areas above and below the scalloped design. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
          3. Using SG407 Yellow, outline the top of each upper arch. Make vertical lines going across each arch.  
          4. Using SG408 Orange, outline the top of each center arch. Make dots going down the center of each arch.   
          5. Using SG403 Red, outline the top of each bottom arch. Make 3 decorative lines going down to the bottom point of each arch.   
          6. Using the Soft Fan with FN002 Yellow, apply 3 coats to the inside of the mug and bowl. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
          7. Using the Soft Fan with FN203 Dry Champagne, apply 3 coats to the outside of the mug and bowl. Allow glaze to dry between coats.  
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  

          Form

          • MB-1613 Scalloped Bowl 
          • MB-1616 Scalloped Mug 

          Colors

          • FN002 Yellow 
          • FN003 Orange  
          • FN203 Dry Champagne   
          • SG403 Red  
          • SG407 Yellow 
          • SG408 Orange  

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
          47346 Jolly Tree with Ornaments jolly-tree-with-ornaments https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/jolly-tree-with-ornaments/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1462_snow_og_cg1009_side1_web.jpg Bob Moreni
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Print 2 copies of the pattern. Cut both ornament patterns out, cutting on the outside edge of the line.
          3. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of FN-001 White to the center area of the tree where the ornament pattern will go. Allow to dry.
          4. Apply 1 of each ornament to the tree on the FN-001 White area using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan and water. After placing the ornament on the tree, press with a paper towel to make sure the paper is stuck to the tree.
          5. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-053 Mint to the tree except not on the branches that are flipped up.
          6. After the 3 coats of the FN-053 Mint have been applied, remove the paper pattern. Allow to dry.
          7. Using the second set of ornament patterns, trace on the ornament patterns and the holly boughs using the AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, Also if you are painting the Merry Christmas on the other side you can trace this now.
          8. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Brush, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the long ornament on the left, the 3 sections of the center ornament and the bows on the top of the ornaments and the ornament hooks.
          9. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Brush, apply 3 coats of SC-26 Green Thumb to the 2 remaining stripes on the center ornament. Using a CB-106#6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-26 Green Thumb to the ornament on the right.
          10. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2-3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the Merry Christmas and to the bows.
          11. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-14 Java Bean to the stems of the pine boughs. Stroke in the pine needles using the CB-110 #10/0 Liner with SC-26 Green Thumb and SC-8 Just Froggy. Allow to dry.
          12. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, outline the ornament pattern with SC-15 Tuxedo, also add the hanging string.
          13. Using a CB-604 #4 Fost Fan and a CB-106 # 6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of CG -1009 Cherry Limeade to the underside of all the branches. Allow to dry.
          14. Using a CB-604 #4 Sot Fan, apply 1-2 coats of SG-302 Snowfall to the top side of the branches and or where you like snow to be. Allow to dry.
          15. Stilt and fire to cone 05-06.
          16. Using an OB-910G #0 Detail brush, apply OG805 Premium Gold to the ornament caps and to the design on the ornament on the right-hand side. Clean your brush in OA901 Essence. Allow to dry.
          17. Stilt and fire to cone 018

          Form

          • MB-1462 Jolly Christmas Tree

          Colors

          • SC-8 Just Froggy
          • SC-14 Java Bean
          • SC-16 Tuxedo
          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • FN-001 White
          • FN-053 Mint
          • CG-1009 Cherry Limeade
          • OG805 Premium Gold 
          • SG-302 Snowfall

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
          • CB-202 #2 Detail
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
          • OB-910G #0 Detail

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Paper Towels
          • Water Bowl
          • OA901 Essence
          • Pattern
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          47343 Lace Hen lace-hen https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/lace-hen/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/MB1597_lace_speckled_2_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Use the pencil to draw a scalloped line going around the neck.
          3. Use scissors to cut out the wing pattern. Place it on one side of the hen and trace around the edges. Flip the pattern and repeat on the other side.
          4. Draw a line on the back side of the hen, along the edge that separates the top and bottom. It should go between the 2 wings.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Use the pencil to draw pupils on the eyes. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, make a dot in each pupil.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Script Liner and Soft Fan with SC-6 Sunkissed, apply 2 coats to the bottom half of the hen (area below the scallops in the front, going towards the back, up to the line in the back). Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. After the glaze is dry, place the lace over the glaze from Step #9. Wet the Soft Fan with water and brush over the lace to help it stay in place. Use scissors to cut the lace to help it lay flat over the bottom half of the hen. Trim off any excess lace.
          12. Using the Soft Fan with SC-6 Sunkissed, apply 1 coat over the lace. Allow glaze to dry.
          13. Using the Soft Fan with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 2 coats over the lace. Allow the glaze to dry between coats. Remove the lace after the last coat loses its shine but is not yet bone dry.
          14. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the wings. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          15. Using the Script Liner with SP-211 Speckled Moody Blue, apply 3 coats to the upper half of the hen (area above the scalloped line).
          16. Using the Script Liner with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the back of the hen. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          17. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-16 Cotton Tail onto the palette. Dip the pencil eraser into the glaze. Stamp dots around the neck and tail of the hen.
          18. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the details.
          19. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1597 Holly Hen

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
          • SP-211 Speckled Moody Blue

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • Scissors
          • Lace
          • Palette
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          47340 Colorful Design Rooster colorful-design-rooster https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/colorful-design-rooster/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/MB1596_bright_outlined_3_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Use the pencil to draw irises on the eyes. Using the Script Liner with SC-24 Dandelion, apply 2 coats to the irises. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Use the pencil to draw pupils on the eyes. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, make a dot in each pupil.
          6. Use the pencil to draw a line of feathers going around the neck of the rooster. Draw flowers, leaves, swirls, and random shapes on the bottom half of the rooster.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, apply 2 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 2 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 2 coats to the neck. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-12 Moody Blue, SC-24 Dandelion, SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-33 Fruit of the Vine, SC-74 Hot Tamale, and SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 2 coats to your designs on the bottom half. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. Add decorative dots using the eraser of the pencil and any glaze from Step #9.
          12. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the details of the eyes, beak, comb, and waddles. Outline the designs on the bottom half and add decorative lines and dots.
          13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1594 1596 Rudy Rooster

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-12 Moody Blue
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-24 Dandelion
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-33 Fruit of the Vine
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
          • NT-CLR Clear One Dipping

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          47320 Tie Dye Hen tie-dye-hen https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/tie-dye-hen/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/MB1597_bluegreen_sponged_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Take the blue shop towel and lay it flat. Randomly squirt lines and dots of SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-27 Sour Apple, and SP-211 Speckled Moody Blue. You should cover around half of the towel. Fold the towel in half and lightly press so that the glaze covers the inside of the towel. Gently open the towel and place over the hen. Press down and remove. Repeat until the hen is covered in glaze.
          3. Use a damp sponge to remove most of the glaze from the eyes, comb, waddles, and beak.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Use the pencil to draw irises on the eyes. Using the Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, apply 2 coats to the irises. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Use the pencil to draw pupils on the eyes. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, make a dot in each pupil.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC-11 Blue Yonder, apply 3 coats to the waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Script Liner with SP-211 Speckled Moody Blue, apply 3 coats to the comb. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the details.
          12. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1597 Holly Hen

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
          • SP-211 Speckled Moody Blue

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Blue Shop Towels
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          47318 Cardboard Stamped Rooster cardboard-stamped-rooster https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/cardboard-stamped-rooster/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/MB1596_ombre_striped_2_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Use the pencil to draw irises on the eyes. Using the Script Liner with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 2 coats to the irises. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Use the pencil to draw pupils on the eyes. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, make a dot in the pupil of each eye.
          6. Using the Soft Fan and Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to the body of the rooster. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the details of the eyes, beak, comb, and waddles.
          10. Cut the cardboard into a small piece – around 1.5” square. You will be using the edge with straight lines, not the corrugated edge.
          11. Squeeze out around 1 TBS of SC-97 Cant-elope, SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, SC-74 Hot Tamale, SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-11 Blue Yonder, and SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue onto the palette.
          12. Take the cardboard square and dip the straight edge into SC-97 Cant-elope. Press vertically onto the neck of the rooster. Repeat until you go around the neck. Lines should be random, not evenly spaced or angled.
          13. Repeat Step #11 with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, going further down the rooster.
          14. Repeat Step #11 with SC-74 Hot Tamale, going further down the rooster.
          15. Repeat Step #11 with SC-27 Sour Apple, going further down the rooster.
          16. Repeat Step #11 with SC-11 Blue Yonder, down further down the rooster.
          17. Repeat Step #11 with SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue, going down to the bottom of the rooster.
          18. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1594 1596 Rudy Rooster

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
          • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
          • SC-97 Cant-elope

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Scissors
          • Pencil
          • Palette
          • Cardboard
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          47316 Colorful Dot Hens colorful-dot-hens https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/colorful-dot-hens/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/MB1597_rainbow_polkadots_2_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 3 coats to each eye. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Use the pencil to draw a pupil in each eye. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to each pupil. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, make a dot in each pupil.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the waddles and comb. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, make a line separating the top and bottom of the beak.
          8. Take the 1” circle punch and punch the paper until you have around 50 circles.
          9. Take a paper circle and trace it onto the hen. Repeat with the same circle, until the hen is covered. Try to evenly space the circles.
          10. Using the Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-74 Hot Tamale, and SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to each circle. Extend the glaze past the outlines of the circles. Try to avoid having the same color right next to each other. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. Take a paper circle and dip it in water. Place it over one of the glazed circles from Step #10. Press down with a damp sponge. Repeat, until all of the circles from Step #10 are covered with paper circles. While the paper is still damp, take the Script Liner and apply a line of glaze going around the edge of the circle. It should be the same color as the glaze beneath the circle.
          12. Allow glaze to dry.
          13. Using the Script Liner and Soft Fan with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats over the entire chicken body. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          14. Before the glaze is bone dry, take the needle tool and lift up each circle. Make sure you remove every circle. You might want to count how many circles you have, so that you can be sure you have removed them all.
          15. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1597 Holly Hen

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Scissors
          • Pencil
          • Paper
          • 1” Circle punch
          • Needle tool
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          47313 Pumpkin Flourish Containers pumpkin-flourish-containers https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/pumpkin-flourish-containers/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/mb1589_pumpkins_sg703_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Squeeze out around 1 Tbsp of SC-5 Tiger Tail, SC-25 Crackerjack Brown, SC-46 Rawhide, and SC-51 Poo Bear onto the palette.
          3. Using the Soft Fan with SC-5 Tiger Tail, apply 2 coats to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Position the plate so that the handle is going away from you.
          5. While the glaze from Step #3 is still wet, take the Script Liner and make random vertical lines on the front of the plate using the glazes from Step #2. They should be thick lines of glaze, with some overlapping.
          6. Dip the Soft Fan in water and go back and forth vertically over the front of the plate. This will blend the colors together.
          7. Cut around the pattern, so that it will fit on the plate. There is a separate pattern for each plate (small/large). You can also make your own pattern. After the front of the plate is dry to the touch, place the pattern over the top and lightly trace with the pencil. You want to see a faint line in the glaze.
          8. Using the Soft Fan with SC-48 Camel Back, apply 3 coats to the back and edges of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. After the front is completely dry, use SG-401 Black to outline the design on the front of the plate.
          10. Dip into NT-CLR Clear One Dipping.
          11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1586 Small App Plate
          • MB-1587 Large App Plate

          Colors

          • SC-5 Tiger Tail
          • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
          • SC-46 Rawhide
          • SC-48 Camel Back
          • SC-51 Poo Bear
          • SG-401 Black
          • NT-CLR Clear One Dipping

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Scissors
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Boxes, Banks & Stuff|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|458|460|462
          47265 Acrylic Eddie and Clark acrylic-eddie-and-clark https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/acrylic-eddie-and-clark/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/mb1606_mb1607_acrylics_ornaments_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Acrylic-Clark-and-Eddie.pdf

          MB-1606 Eddie Snowman

          1. Using an AB-710 #3/4 Flat Shader, basecoat the vest and inside the hat area with 1-2 coats of OS455 Holy Red. Allow to dry!
          2. Using an AB-708 #10 Shader, paint vertical stripes on the vest and the hat with OS480 Garnet Red. When dry, paint the horizontal stripes on the vest and the hat. Then paint in the square where the two stripes cross with SS-138 Flat Black.
          3. Using an AB-709 ¾ Angular Shader to shade the crevices and edge of the vest and the inside of the hat with OS480 Garnet Red.
          4. Base coat the outside area of the hat, gloves, and the nose with SS-234 Medium Mocha. Drybrush the hat and the gloves with SS-194 Medium Taupe then highlight with SS192 Light Taupe.
          5. Drybrush the nose with SS-211 Orange Rust then with SS210 Orange then highlight the tip of the nose with SS-135 White.
          6. Using an AB-709 ¾ Angular Shader to shade the crevices and edge of the hat with SS-234 Medium Mocha.
          7. Base coat the cuffs of the gloves with OS480 Garnet Red. Drybrush with SS-OS455 Holy Red then highlight with OS449 Bright Red. Touch up any areas on the body that are white first with OS500 Snowcloud to block out any of the red that got on the body.
          8. Basecoat the Snowman body with SS-135 White. Allow to dry!
          9. Drybrush the cheeks with SS-183 Rich Peach with some SS135 White mixed in the brush to lighten.
          10. Using an AB-709 ¾ Angular Shader to shade the crevices of the snowman body with OS546 Baby Blue.
          11. Paint the center of the buttons with OS455 Holly Red then with SS-81 Shimmering Silver.
          12. Using an AB-701 #0 Detail, paint the eyes with SS-138 Flat Black, highlight with SS-135 White. Paint the mouth area with SS-138 Flat Black.
          13. Using an AB710 #3/4 Flat Shader, apply 2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer the snowman.
          14. Using an AB-704 #3 Round, apply 2 coats of AC-501 Gloss Sealer to the eyes and buttons.
          15. DO NOT FIRE!

          MB-1607 Clark Snowman

          1. Using an AB710 #3/4 Flat Shader, basecoat the center part of the hat and the gloves with SS-480 Garnet Red.
          2. Using a DB-803 #8 Round, drybrush with OS455 Holly Red then highlight with OS449 Bright Red.
          3. Basecoat the scarf, brim of the hat and top pom pom with SS-57 Accent Green
          4. Drybrush with SS-19 Country Sage then with SS-376 Limeburst. Highlight with SS-135 White.
          5. Basecoat the nose with SS-234 Medium Mocha. Drybrush the nose with SS-211 Orange Rust then with SS-210 Orange then highlight the tip of the nose with SS-135 White.
          6. Touch up any areas on the body that are white first with OS500 Snowcloud to block out any of the red that got on the body.
          7. Basecoat the Snowman body with SS-135 White. Allow to dry!
          8. Drybrush the cheeks with SS-183 Rich Peach with some SS135 White mixed in the brush to lighten.
          9. Using an AB-709 ¾ Angular Shader to shade the crevices of the snowman body with OS546 Baby Blue.
          10. Paint the center of the buttons with OS455 Holly Red then with SS-81 Shimmering Silver.
          11. Using an AB-701 #0 Detail, paint the eyes with SS-138 Flat Black, highlight with SS-135 White. Paint the mouth area with SS-138 Flat Black.
          12. Using an AB710 #3/4 Flat Shader, apply 2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer the snowman.
          13. Using an AB-704 #3 Round, apply 2 coats of AC-501 Gloss Sealer to the eyes and buttons.
          14. DO NOT FIRE!

          Form

          • MB-1606 Eddie Snowman
          • MB-1607 Clark Snowman

          Colors

          • SS-19 Country Sage
          • SS-57 Accent Green
          • SS-81 Shimmering Silver
          • SS-135 White
          • SS-138 Flat Black
          • SS-183 Rich Peach
          • SS-192 Light Taupe
          • SS-210 Orange
          • SS-211 Orange Rust
          • SS-234 Medium Mocha
          • SS-376 Limeburst
          • OS449 Bright Red
          • OS455 Holy Red
          • OS480 Garnet Red
          • OS500 Snowcloud Gray
          • OS546 Baby Blue
          • AC-501 Gloss Brush on Sealer
          • AC-502 Mate Brushon Sealer

          Decorating Accessories

          • AB-701 #0 Detail
          • AB-702 #10/0 Liner
          • AB-704 #3 Round
          • AB-705 #5 Round
          • AB-708 #10 Shader
          • AB-709 3/8 Angular Shader
          • AB-710 ¾ Flat Shader
          • DB-801 #3 Round
          • DB-802 #5 Round
          • DB-803 #8 Round
          • DB-84 #3 Flat
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
          • Paper Towels
          • Water Bowl
          • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
          Non-Fired|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 409|403|460|462
          47130 Wooden Charcuterie App Plates wooden-charcuterie-app-plates https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/wooden-charcuterie-app-plates/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/mb1586_mb1587_wooded_charcuterie_food_overhead_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Squeeze out around 1 Tbsp of SC-5 Tiger Tail, SC-25 Crackerjack Brown, SC-46 Rawhide, and SC-51 Poo Bear onto the palette.
          3. Using the Soft Fan with SC-5 Tiger Tail, apply 2 coats to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Position the plate so that the handle is going away from you.
          5. While the glaze from Step #3 is still wet, take the Script Liner and make random vertical lines on the front of the plate using the glazes from Step #2. They should be thick lines of glaze, with some overlapping.
          6. Dip the Soft Fan in water and go back and forth vertically over the front of the plate. This will blend the colors together.
          7. Cut around the pattern, so that it will fit on the plate. There is a separate pattern for each plate (small/large). You can also make your own pattern. After the front of the plate is dry to the touch, place the pattern over the top and lightly trace with the pencil. You want to see a faint line in the glaze.
          8. Using the Soft Fan with SC-48 Camel Back, apply 3 coats to the back and edges of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. After the front is completely dry, use SG-401 Black to outline the design on the front of the plate.
          10. Dip into NT-CLR Clear One Dipping.
          11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1586 Small App Plate
          • MB-1587 Large App Plate

          Colors

          • SC-5 Tiger Tail
          • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
          • SC-46 Rawhide
          • SC-48 Camel Back
          • SC-51 Poo Bear
          • SG-401 Black
          • NT-CLR Clear One Dipping

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pattern
          • Scissors
          • Pencil
          • Palette
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
          47167 Pastel Green Retro Tree pastel-retro-green-tree https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/pastel-retro-green-tree/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/mb1602_pastel-green_lit_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with SC-36 Irish Luck, apply 1 coat to the tree and base. Allow glaze to dry.
          3. Take a damp sponge and wipe away most of the glaze, leaving it only in the crevices.
          4. Using the Soft Fan with FN-216 Sea Glass, apply 3 coats to the tree and base. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Take the needle tool and run it in a circular motion around the inside of each light hole on the tree. This will remove any excess glaze that could clog the hole.
          6. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1602 Retro Tree

          Colors

          • FN-216 Sea Glass
          • SC-36 Irish Luck

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Needle Tool
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          47161 Specialty Faceted Trees specialty-faceted-trees https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/specialty-faceted-trees/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/mb1490_mb1497_red-green_cg750_sg202_sg302_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Small Faceted Tree with Snow:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC-26 Green Thumb, apply 3 coats to the base. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Round with SG-302 Snowfall, glob a thick coat going around the bottom of the branches. Try to make it look irregular, like snow.
          5. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Small Faceted Tree with Cobblestone:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-004 Red, apply 3 coats to the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the base. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Detail Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist, apply a coat to the bottom of the branches. This will make it easier to apply SG-202 White Cobblestone.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SG-202 White Cobblestone, apply 3 coats to the top of the branches. Allow glaze to lose its shine between coats.
          6. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Large Faceted Tree with Jungle Gems:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan and Detail Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats under the branches. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the base. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Detail Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist, apply a coat to the bottom of the branches. This will make it easier to apply the Jungle Gems.
          5. Using the Script Liner with CG-750 Noel, apply 2 coats to the branches. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1497 Faceted Tree 7”
          • MB-1498 Faceted Tree 10”

          Colors

          • CG-750 Noel
          • FN-004 Red
          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SG-202 White Cobblestone
          • SG-302 Snowfall
          • SP-274 Speckled Hot Tamale

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-302 Wax Resist
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
          • RB-118 #8 Round

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          47158 Retro Holiday Deer Plate retro-holiday-deer-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/retro-holiday-deer-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/mb101_reindeer_sg704_web.jpg Tim McPherson
          1. Trace on the pattern using the Clay Carbon Paper.
          2. Outline all traced lines with the metal tip secured onto the Black Designer Liner.
          3. Using the Round, apply 2 coats of Cotton Tail to the snow area, then side load in The Blues and shade along the top area.
          4. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Crackerjack Brown to the body of the deer.
          5. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Tip Taupe to the antlers.
          6. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Java Bean to the hooves.
          7. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Ivory Tower to the spots.
          8. Using the Liner, apply 2 coats of each color to lights: Hot Tamale, Dandelion and The Blues.
          9. Using the Round or Liner, apply 2 coats of Cotton Tail to the rear area of the eye, then The Blues to the center area, and 2 coats of Tuxedo to the pupil and to the nose.
          10. Using the Liner, apply 1 slightly thinned coat of Designer Liner Green to the needles on the branches.
          11. Using the Fan, apply 3 coats of Tree Green to the back and rim of the plate.
          12. Using the Fan, apply 1 coat of Clear to the front of the plate.
          13. Using the Fan, apply 1 coat of Peppermint to the front of the plate.
          14. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-101 Coupe Salad Plate

          Colors

          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-31 The Blues
          • SC-24 Dandelion
          • SC-14 Java Bean
          • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
          • SC-83 Tip Taupe
          • SC-37 Ivory Tower
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SC-24 Dandelion
          • FN-010 Tree Green
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
          • SG-704 Speckta-Clear Peppermint
          • SG-401 Designer Liner Black
          • SG-405 Designer Liner Green

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • CB-110 # 10/0 Mini Liner
          • CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round
          • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Table Top 406|403|461
          47155 Holiday Starlight Trees holiday-starlight-trees https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/holiday-starlight-trees/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/mb1608_mb1609_red-green_sg704_lit_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Small Starlight Tree:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Use the pencil to draw 4 wavy lines on the tree. This will separate the tree into 5 sections. Try to space the sections out equally.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC-78 Lime Light, apply 3 coats to the top and bottom section. Glaze the inside edge of the stars and circles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the next 2 sections. Glaze the inside edge of the stars and circles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC-26 Green Thumb, apply 3 coats to the center section. Glaze the inside edge of the stars and circles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the base of the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with SG-704 Peppermint, apply 1 coat to the outside of the tree.
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Large Starlight Tree:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-78 Lime Light, apply 3 coats to every other section of the tree. Glaze the inside edge of the stars and circles. Allow glaze to dry between coats. ,
          3. Go around the tree and label the remaining sections: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
          4. Use MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape off the odd numbered sections.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the odd numbered sections. Glaze the inside edge of the stars and circles. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape before the glaze is bone dry.
          6. Use MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape off the even numbered sections.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-26 Green Thumb, apply 3 coats to the even numbered sections. Glaze the inside edge of the stars and circles. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape before the glaze is bone dry.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 3 coats to the base of the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Soft Fan with SG-704 Peppermint, apply 1 coat to the outside of the tree.
          10. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1608 Large Starlight Tree
          • MB-1609 Small Starlight Tree

          Colors

          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SC-78 Lime Light
          • SG-704 Peppermint

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          47151 Christmas Containers christmas-containers https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/christmas-containers/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/mb1588_mb1589_red_green_sg704_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Geometric Container:

            1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
            2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-233 Ruby Red, apply 3 coats to the textured portion of the container. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
            3. Using the Soft Fan with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the bottom the container. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
            4. Using the Script Liner with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 2 coats going around the rim of the container. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
            5. Using the Soft Fan with SG-704 Peppermint, apply 1 coat to the outside of the container. Apply 2 coats to the inside. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
            6. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Flourish Container:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with SC-26 Green Thumb, apply 1 coat over the textured, flourish border on the top and bottom of the container. Allow glaze to dry.
          3. Using a damp sponge, wipe the textured border until most of the glaze is gone, leaving it only in the crevices. Wiping vertically, away from the center of the container, is best with the flourish pattern.
          4. Use scissors to cut out the pattern and clay carbon paper so that they will both fit around the center of the container. Place the clay carbon paper around the center of the container and tape in place. Place the pattern on top and tape in place. Trace the pattern with the pencil. Remove the pattern and clay carbon paper.
          5. Use the pencil to draw stems and berries coming from the leaves.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the leaves. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-26 Green Thumb, outline the leaves and stems.
          8. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-74 Hot Tamale onto the palette. Dip the pencil eraser in the glaze and stamp a berry on the container. Repeat until all the berries have been stamped.
          9. Use MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape off the 4 raised lines going around the container.
          10. Using the Script Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 2 coats to each of the 4 raised lines and the bottom of the container. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape before the glaze is bone dry.
          11. Using the Soft Fan with NT-BR Clear One Brushing, apply 2 coats to the center section of the container. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          12. Using the Soft Fan with SG-704 Peppermint, apply 2 coats over the flourish sections for the container and the inside. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1588 Geometric Container
          • MB-1589 Flourish Container

          Colors

          • FN-233 Ruby Red
          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SG-704 Peppermint
          • NT-BR Clear One Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Tape
          • Palette
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Boxes, Banks & Stuff|Home Décor 406|403|458|460
          47125 Coil Clay Trees coil-clay-trees https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/coil-clay-trees/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/handbuilt_sc_coiled_trees_lit_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Cover the floral foam cone in a layer of plastic wrap to keep the clay from sticking to the form.
          2. Begin by rolling out a couple lengths of coils.
          3. Starting at the base of the tree, wrap the coils around the cone form.
          4. Stop wrapping every few inches and score the clay on the coil below and the coil that will be lying on top.
          5. Touch a couple drops of water to the scored areas to help adhere the clay to itself.
          6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you reach the top of the cone.
          7. Use your finger to blend any areas where the clay coils connected to make them look like one seamless coil.
          8. A toothpick can be used to press in definition between coils.
          9. Carefully remove the coils from the form and throw away the plastic wrap.
          10. Using a finger (or plastic knife/fettling knife) smoosh and blend together the coils from the inside.
          11. Carefully manipulate the tree to create soft bends so it isn’t straight up and down from the cone form.
          12. Roll small balls of clay to create the bulbs.
          13. Scratch and attach bulbs to the tree.
          14. Using any excess clay, create a star for the top.
          15. Scratch and attach the star.
          16. Allow to fully dry.
          17. Bisque fire to cone 04.
          18. Wipe bisque with a damp sponge to remove any dust.
          19. Using three coats of SC-26 Green Thumb, glaze the main part of the coil tree with the script liner brush, leaving the bulbs and star untouched.
          20. Glaze a variety of bulbs using SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-73 Candy Apple Red, SC-6 Sunkissed, and SC-16 Cotton Tail with the script liner brush making sure to apply three coats on each.
          21. Glaze the star with 3 coats of SC-6 Sunkissed.
          22. Allow to dry.
          23. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 2 lbs low fire clay

          Colors

          • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-26 Green Thumb

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Foam cone form
          • Toothpick
          • Plastic wrap
          Low-Fire|Holiday|Clay 406|462|401
          46448 Speckled Floral Vases speckled-floral-vases https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/speckled-floral-vases/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1610_mb1611_mb1612_speckled-SC_vines_blocks_web.jpg Crista Toler
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
          2. Using the pencil sketch leaves and stems going down and coming up from the bottom on each vase.   

          Posy Vase 

          1. Using the Script Liner alternate SC-6 Sunkissed and SP-206 Speckled Sunkissed on the leaves and stems that are going down. (We also added a few going up in these colors.) Apply two coats, allowing glaze to dry between coats. 
          2. Using the Script Liner alternate SC-9 Jaded and SP-209 Speckled Jaded to the leaves and stems that are going up. Apply two coats, allowing the glaze to dry in between coats.   
          3. Use the Script Liner with SP-211 Speckled Blue Yonder to create dots randomly around the vase. Apply two coats, allowing glaze to dry between coats. 
          4. Use the pencil eraser with SP-201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo to create dots randomly around the vase. 
          5. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of SP-211 Speckled Blue Yonder inside the neck of the vase. 
          6. Dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze.
          7. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  

          Blossom Vase 

          1. Using the Script Liner alternate SC-1 Pink-A-Boo and SP-201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo on the leaves and stems that are going down. Apply two coats, allowing glaze to dry between coats. 
          2. Using the Script Liner alternate SC-11 Blue Yonder and SP-211 Speckled Blue Yonder to the leaves and stems that are going up. Apply two coats, allowing the glaze to dry in between coats. 
          3. Use the Script Liner with SP-227 Sour Apple to create dots randomly around the vase. Apply two coats, allowing glaze to dry between coats. 
          4. Use the pencil eraser with SP-206 Speckled Sunkissed to create dots randomly around the vase. 
          5. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of SP-206 Speckled Sunkissed inside the neck of the vase.  
          6. Dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze.
          7. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  

          Flora Vase 

          1. Using the Script Liner alternate SC-27 Sour Apple and SP-227 Speckled Sour Apple on the leaves and stems that are going down. Apply two coats, allowing glaze to dry between coats. 
          2. Using the Script Liner alternate SC-9 Jaded and SP-209 Speckled Jaded to the leaves and stems that are going up. Apply two coats, allowing the glaze to dry in between coats. 
          3. Use the Script Liner with SP-201 Pink-A-Boo to create dots randomly around the vase. Apply two coats, allowing glaze to dry between coats. 
          4. Use the pencil eraser with SP-206 Speckled Sunkissed to create dots randomly around the vase. 
          5. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of SP-201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo inside the vase.  
          6. Dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze.
          7. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  

          Form

          • MB-1610 Posy Vase
          • MB-1611 Blossom Vase
          • MB-1612 Flora Vase

          Colors

          • Posy Vase
            • SC-6 Sunkissed 
            • SC-9 Jaded 
            • SP-201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo 
            • SP-206 Speckled Sunkissed 
            • SP-209 Speckled Jaded 
            • SP-211 Speckled Blue Yonder 
            • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze
          • Blossom Vase
            • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo 
            • SC-11 Blue Yonder 
            • SC-27 Sour Apple 
            • SP-201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo 
            • SP-227 Speckled Sour Apple 
            • SP-211 Speckled Blue Yonder
            • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze
          • Flora Vase
            • SC-9 Jaded 
            • SC-27 Sour Apple 
            • SP-201 Speckled Pink-A-Boo 
            • SP-209 Speckled Jaded 
            • SP-227 Speckled Sour Apple 
            • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette  
          • Pencil  
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          46707 Peppered Plum and Leather Iris Bowl peppered-plum-and-leather-iris-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/peppered-plum-and-leather-iris-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/sb148_sw191_sw196_sw174_overhead_props_web.jpg Kaylyn Froebel
          1. Use a damp sponge to wipe any debris from the bisque.
          2. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply 3 coats of SW-174 Leather to the bottom 1/2 of the outside of the bowl. Do not apply to the foot of the piece. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply 3 coats of SW-196 Sand Dollar to the top 1/2 of the outside of the bowl overlapping the Leather about 1/2″ to 1″. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Apple 3 coats of SW-196 Sand Dollar to the inside of the bowl. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Once the Sand Dollar is dry, apply 3 coats of Peppered Plum using a CB-140 #4 Fan Brush in circles inside the bowl about 1″-1.5″ apart. Leave room between the circles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Apply 3 coats of Leather to each side of the Peppered Plum circles overlapping the edges of Peppered Plum slightly. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Fire to cone 6. Do not stilt.

          Form

          • SB-148 Medium Mixing Bowl

          Colors

          • SW-174 Leather
          • SW-191 Peppered Plum
          • SW-196 Sand Dollar

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water

           

          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46649 Peppered Plum and Leather Swirl Bowl peppered-plum-and-leather-swirl-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/peppered-plum-and-leather-swirl-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/sb147_sw191_sw196_sw174_overhead_props_web.jpg Kaylyn Froebel
          1. Use a damp sponge to wipe any debris from the bisque.
          2. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply 3 coats of SW-174 Leather to the bottom 1/2 of the outside of the bowl. Do not apply to the foot of the piece. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply 3 coats of SW-191 Peppered Plum to the top 1/2 of the outside of the bowl overlapping the Leather about 1/2″ to 1″. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Apple 3 coats of SW-196 Sand Dollar to the inside of the bowl. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Once the Sand Dollar is dry, apply 3 coats of Peppered Plum using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner in a swirl shape. Leave room between the swirl lines. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Apply 3 coats of Leather to each side of the Peppered Plum swirl lines overlapping the edges of Peppered Plum slightly. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Fire to cone 6. Do not stilt.

          Example pattern for swirl

          Form

          • SB-147 Small Mixing Bowl

          Colors

          • SW-174 Leather
          • SW-191 Peppered Plum
          • SW-196 Sand Dollar

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water

           

          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          48061 Pumpkin Pots pumpkin-pots https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/pumpkin-pots/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/el_pinch_pot_pumpkin_group_web.jpg Kaitlyn Gilham

          Build

          1. Start with about ½ to ¾ of a pound of clay (more for a larger pot)
          2. Create a small pinch pot
          3. Set pot on its side so the opening can become your monsters mouth and smooth out any cracks with your finger
          4. Using a wood tool or a pencil, push 6 ridges into the side of your pot equally spaced
          5. Let your pot dry slowly
          6. Once it is completely dry, bisque fire your pot to cone 04

          Glaze:

          1. Wipe your bisqueware with a damp sponge
          2. Coat your pot with 3 coats EL133 Autumn, allowing your glaze to dry fully in between coats 
          3. Use stilts to fire pieces to cone 06

          Form

          • 1.5 -2 pounds of white clay per piece (Laguna’s EM-210)

          Colors

          • EL133 Autumn

          Decorating Accessories

          • Soft bristle brushes
          • Detail brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Needle tool or pencil
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          46548 Pinecone and Holly Silhouette Birds pinecone-and-holly-silhouette-birds https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/pinecone-and-holly-silhouette-birds/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/mb1594_mb1595_pinecone_holly_birds_decorated-scaled.jpg Tim McPherson

          Large Silhouette Bird

          1. Using the Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of White to the entire piece.
          2. Using the Clay Carbon paper, trace on the pattern.
          3. Using the Pointed Round, load in Crackerjack and tip in Java Bean. Starting from the bottom of the pinecone to the top, apply 2 coats to each segment of the pinecone.
          4. Using the Liner, add a center line for the pine branches using Java Bean.
          5. Using the Liner add pine needles starting with Green Thumb, then Irish Luck and finishing with Blue Grass.
          6. Using the Liner, outline and detail with Tuxedo.
          7. Using the Liner, add Snowfall to the branches and pinecone.
          8. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Small Silhouette Bird

          1. Using the Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of White to the entire piece.
          2. Using the Clay Carbon paper, trace on the pattern.
          3. Using the Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of Green Thumb to the holly leaves, then side load in Irish Luck and shade the edges.
          4. Using the Liner, add a center line for the pine branches using Java Bean.
          5. Using the Liner add pine needles starting with Green Thumb, then Irish Luck and finishing with Blue Grass.
          6. Using the Round, apply 2 to 3 coats of Hot Tamale to the holly berries.
          7. Using the Liner loaded in Java Bean, add branches for the winter berries.
          8. Using a brush handle, add dots to the branches using Hot Tamale, Cutie Pie Coral and Sour Apple.
          9. Using the Liner, outline and detail with Tuxedo.
          10. Using the Liner, add Snowfall to the branches, top of the holly leaves and top of the berries.
          11. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1594 Small Bird Silhouette
          • MB-1595 Large Bird Silhouette

          Colors

          • Large Bird
            • FN-001 White
            • SC-26 Green Thumb
            • SC-36 Irish Luck
            • SC-29 Blue Grass
            • SC-14 Java Bean
            • SC-25 Crackerjack
            • SC-15 Tuxedo
            • SG-302 Snowfall
          • Small Bird
            • FN-001 White
            • SC-26 Green Thumb
            • SC-36 Irish Luck
            • SC-29 Blue Grass
            • SC-14 Java Bean
            • SC-15 Tuxedo
            • SC-27 Sour Apple
            • SC-74 Hot Tamale
            • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral
            • SG-302 Snowfall

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-230 Clay Carbon paper
          • CB-110 # 10/0 Mini Liner
          • CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round
          • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          46545 Holly Tree holly-tree https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/holly-tree/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/claymagic-tree-mold-berries-ug-mop-og-lit_web.jpg Tim McPherson
          1. Using the Soft Fan and Pointed Round, 2-3 coats of Tree Green to the tree and to the holly design on the base.
          2. Using the Pointed Round and Script Liner, apply 3 coats of Ivory to the base, keeping off the painted holly design.
          3. Using the Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of Leaf Green to the holly leaves.
          4. Using the Pointed Round, apply 1 to 2 coats of Spring Green to the center area of the leaves, blending into the Leaf Green.
          5. Using the Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of Flame Red to the holly berries.
          6. Using the Script Liner, apply 2 coats of Crystal Clear Brushing to the band area on the base.
          7. Fire to shelf cone 06.
          8. Using the OB-901 Mother of Pearl Shader, apply 1 coat of Mother of Pearl to the glazed band area on the base.
          9. Clean your overglaze brush with OA 901 Essence.
          10. Fire to shelf cone 020.

          Form

          • Clay Magic 4357 Holly Tree
          • Clay Magic 4349 Holly Tree Holly Base

          Colors

          • FN-010 Tree Green
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
          • UG-21 Leaf Green
          • UG-22 Spring Green
          • UG-207 Flame Red
          • UG-67 Ivory
          • OG803 Mother of Pearl
          • OA901 Essence

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-015 # 6 Script Liner
          • CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round
          • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan
          • OB-901 Mother of Pearl ¼” Shader

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water

           

          Low-Fire|Molds|Home Décor|Holiday 406|408|446|445
          46542 Lava Lamp Technique Tile lava-lamp-technique-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/lava-lamp-technique-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_lava_lamp_technique_web.jpg Kaylyn Froebel
          1. Use a damp sponge to wipe any debris from the bisque.
          2. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply SC-77 Glo-Worm to the bottom 1/2 of the tile.
          3. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply SC-27 Sour Apple to the top 1/2 of the tile overlapping the SC-77 Glo-Worm.
          4. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply another coat of SC-77 Glo-Worm. While the glaze is still wet, apply another coat of SC-27 Sour Apple and overlap the wet Glo-Worm to start blending the colors together.
          5. Repeat step #4.
          6. Allow glaze to dry.
          7. Using a Script Liner, coat the bristles in dish soap.
          8. Once coated with dish soap, using AC-302 Wax Resist, create different circles or shapes. The area painted with wax resist will show the ombre background.
          9. After the wax has dried, apply 3 coats of SC-76 Cara-bein Blue to the whole tile. The wax should resist the glaze. You may need to use a separate wet brush or sponge to lightly remove any glaze that doesn’t automatically resist.
          10. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6″ tile

          Colors

          • SC-77 Glo-Worm
          • SC-76 Cara-bein Blue
          • SC-27 Sour Apple

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • AC-302 Wax Resist
          • Dish soap

           

          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 406|403
          46540 Peppered Plum Banded Mug peppered-plum-banded-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/peppered-plum-banded-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/sb116_sw196_sw191_sw174_props1_web.jpg Kaylyn Froebel
          1. Use a damp sponge to wipe any debris from the bisque.
          2. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply 3 coats of SW-196 Sand Dollar to the top 1/2 of the mug and handle. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply 3 coats of SW-174 Leather to the bottom 1/2 of the mug and handle overlapping the Sand Dollar slightly. Do not apply to the foot of the piece. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Apply 2 coats of Peppered Plum in a 1/2″ band where Leather overlaps Sand Dollar with a Script Liner brush.
          5. Apply 3 coats of Sand Dollar to the inside of the mug. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Fire to cone 6.

          Note: this combo will run. Take caution when applying the glaze and firing.

          Form

          • SB-116 Flared Mug

          Colors

          • SW-174 Leather
          • SW-191 Peppered Plum
          • SW-196 Sand Dollar

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water

           

          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46538 Gingerbread Jolly Tree gingerbread-jolly-tree https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/gingerbread-jolly-tree/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/mb1462_gingerbread_snow_giftboxes_web.jpg Kaylyn Froebel
          1. Use a damp sponge to wipe any debris from the bisque.
          2. Using a Soft Fan brush, apply 4 coats of SC-25 Crackerjack Brown to the entire piece except for the top and the arms. Let dry between coats.
          3. Apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the top and arms using a Soft Fan brush.
          4. Using RB-104 #4 Liner brush, apply SC-74 Hot Tamale in stripes over the Cotton Tail on the arms and top (optional: Some may find adding thin strips of tape to outline the stripes to help instead of free handing). Apply 3 coats.
          5. Use FD258 Pure White to draw on your windows and doors. Apply lines at the top above the window to create strings for the lights.
          6. Using a Soft Fan brush and a Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SG-302 Snowfall to the bottom of the tree and the swirls, the tips of the arms and the top.
          7. Using the back of a brush, dot SC-74 Hot Tamale and SC-8 Just Froggy along the French Dimensions outlines, string lights, and around the bottom of the tree.
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1462 Jolly Tree

          Colors

          • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SC-8 Just Froggy
          • FD258 Pure White
          • SG-302 Snowfall

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-104 #4 Liner brush
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette

           

          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          46535 Blue Snowman with Bird Canvas blue-snowman-with-bird-canvas https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/blue-snowman-with-bird-canvas/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/canvas_snowman_bird_tree_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Blue-Snowman-with-Bird.pdf
          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, basecoat a 1:1 mix FN-001 White & FN-039 Light Grey, apply 2 coats. Allow to dry!
          3. Using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon, trace on pattern.
          4. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-31 The Blues to the coat, hat, mittens & shoes.
          5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner Shade the coat with SC-12 Moody Blue. Highlight with SC-16 Cotton Tail.
          6. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2- 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the snowman & bird’s body. Shade with SC-45 My Blue Heaven.
          7. Using a CB-106# 6 Script Liner, shade the snowman body with SC-45 My Blue Heaven.
          8. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2-3 coats of SC-92 Cafe -Ole to every other stripe of the scarf and coat trim. Shade with SC-34 Down to Earth.
          9. Shade remaining scarf and coat stripes with SC-99 Char-ming.
          10. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-97 Cant-elope to the bird and snowman nose’s, shade with SC-34 Down to Earth.
          11. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-35 Gray Hare to the bells on hats.
          12. Place a small amount of SG-401 Black Designer Liner on a palette, with a CB-110 #1/0 Liner, outline, and detail the design following the pattern.
          13. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SG-302 Snowfall to each of the branches of the tree starting at the bottom of the tree stroking in each branch.
          14. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, shade around the outer edge entire design with SC-92 Café-Ole.
          15. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear to the top of the canvas. Make sure the design is dry first.
          16. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply coats of FN-019 Dark Blue to the sides of the canvas. Allow to dry!
          17. Stilt & fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • • MB-1353 8”x10” Clay Canvas

          Colors

          • SC-12 Moody Blue
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-31 The Blues
          • SC-34 Down to Earth
          • SC-35 Gray Hare
          • SC-92 Café Ole
          • SC-97 Cant-elope
          • SC-99 Char-ming
          • FN-001 White
          • FN- 019 Dark Blue
          • FN-039 Light Grey
          • SG-302 Snowfall
          • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
          • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Glazed Tile
          • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • Pencil
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • Pattern

           

          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          46529 Snowman App Plates snowman-app-plates https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/snowman-app-plates/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/mb1587_snowman_app_plate_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Snowman-App-Plate-1.pdf
          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, 2 flowing coats of FN-001 White to the top of the plate. Allow to dry!
          3. Print 2 copies of the pattern. Cut the pattern out around the outside edge of it.
          4. Place and line up one of the cutout patterns on the App Plate. Lift one half of the pattern up and apply water to the plate with a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan brush and place back down then repeat with the other side. If needed, you can put a slit in the pattern so it can conform to the shape of the plate. Then place a paper towel over the pattern to secure it to the glaze and remove any excess water.
          5. Place some of each of the following colors on a palette: SC-53 Purple Haze, SC-45 My Blue Heaven and SC-31 The Blues.
          6. Condition a silk sponge then start sponging the bottom background sky area on the right side of the piece with the SC-53 Purple Haze then work in some SC-45 My Blue Heaven in the middle section then SC-31 The Blues blending the colors were the meet. Remove the pattern.
          7. Place the second copy of the pattern down and put a piece of clay Carbon paper under the pattern and trace it on with a pencil.
          8. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, shade the inside edges of the snowman body with SC-11 Blue Yonder.
          9. Using the silk sponge, sponge the cheeks with SC-2 Melon-choly to the cheeks. You can lighten with some SC-16 Cotton Tail.
          10. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-97 Cant-elope to the nose. Shade with SC- 80 Basketball.
          11. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner and a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-99 Char-ming to the stripes in the scarf also the hat brim and top.
          12. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, shade the scarf with SC-99 Char-ming. Shade the hat with SC-99 Char-ming with a touch of SC-16Cotton Tail to lighten.
          13. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-87 Rubby Slippers to the hat band. Shade with some SC-16 Cotton Tail added to thSC-87 Rubby Slippers.
          14. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail, apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the mouth and eyes. Allow to dry!
          15. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1587 Large App Plate

          Colors

          • SC-02 Melon-choly
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-31 The Blues
          • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
          • SC-53 Purple Haze
          • SC-80 Basketball
          • SC-84 Rubby Red
          • SC-97 Cant-elope
          • SC-99 Char-ming
          • FN-001 White
          • FN-019 Dark Blue

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
          • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
          • CB-404 #6 Pointed Round
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
          • Palette
          • Paper Towels
          • Water Bowl
          • Silk Sponge
          • Scissors Pencil
          • Pattern
          MCP Projects (Private)|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Table Top|Holiday 1129|406|403|460|461|462
          46528 E-Z Stroke Yellow Daisy Tile e-z-stroke-yellow-daisy-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/e-z-stroke-yellow-daisy-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_yellow_daisy_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Yellow-Daisy-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.
          2. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 4 coats of FN-301 Marshmallow White to the top & sides of the tile. Allow it to dry.
          4. Using a pencil, trace the pattern on the tile using AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern.
          5. Place some EZ018 Chartreuse and EZ028 Leaf Green on a palette.
          6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, pick some water on the brush then pick up EZ018 Chartreuse and EZ028 Leaf Green on the corner of the brush. Apply the color on the tile blending it to create a mottled background.
          7. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner. Apply EZ026 Yellow Orange to each of the flower petals and the center of the flower.
          8. Using the CB-106 #4 Soft Fan shade one side and the upper half of the petals with EZ030 Rose. Shade the bottom of the petals with EZ033 Ivy Green and the side of the bud petals. Shade the bottom half of the flower center with EZ010 French Brown and the top half with EZ034 Orange.
          9. Load the CB-106 #6 Script Liner with EZ028 Leaf Green and side load with EZ033 Ivy Green. Stroke in the flower stem and the leaves.
          10. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, accent the petals with EZ030 Ivy Green. Detail the Flower and the leaves with EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black.
          11. Add dots of EZ034 Orange to the center of the flower.
          12. Allow tile to dry.
          13. Stilt tile and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • EZ010 French Brown
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • EZ018 Chartreuse
          • EZ026 Yellow Orange
          • EZ028 Leaf Green
          • EZ030 Rose
          • EZ033 Ivy Green
          • EZ034 Orange
          • FN-301 Marshmallow White

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • Palette
          • Water Bowl
          • Pattern
          Duncan|Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 874|848|406
          46520 Cardboard Panda Tile cardboard-panda-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/cardboard-panda-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_cardboard_panda_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Cardboard-Panda-Tile.pdf
          1. Wipe down 6×6 tile with a damp sponge to clean.
          2. Using a soft fan brush, apply three coats of SC-101 Spruce It Up to the whole tile.
          3. Remove one side of the cardboard piece to reveal the “ribs” of the cardboard.
          4. With a soft fan brush, paint a swatch of SC-78 Lime Light directly to your work surface large enough to fit the piece of cardboard.
          5. Press the rib side of the cardboard like a stamp down into the painted swatch of SC-78 Lime Light.
          6. To create the bamboo shoots, stamp the cardboard onto the tile leaving about 1/5th of the bottom of the tile un-stamped.
          7. Wipe up the swatch of SC-78 Lime Light and replace with a swatch of SC-26 Green Thumb.
          8. Stamp the edge of the cardboard into the swatch and stamp onto bottom 1/5th of the tile to represent grass on the ground.
          9. After the glaze has dried, apply panda pattern with carbon transfer paper and a pencil.
          10. Add leaves and horizontal lines to the bamboo shoots with SC-26 Green Thumb using a detail brush, avoiding the panda outline.
          11. Fill in the panda with three coats of SC-15 Tuxedo and SC-16 Cotton Tail, using a detail brush for the larger areas and liner brush for the outlines.
          12. Stilt the tile and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-78 Lime Light
          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SC-101 Spruce It Up

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan Brush
          • RB-100 Detail brush
          • RB-110 Liner brush
          • Piece of cardboard

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Bowl of water
          • Sponge
          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46516 Galaxy Tile galaxy-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/galaxy-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_galaxy_chip_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Galaxy-Chip-Tile.pdf
          1. Clean your properly fired 6×6 bisque tile with a damp sponge.
          2. Base coat the tile with three coats of SC-104 Grape Expectations using a fan brush.
          3. When the glaze has lost its shine, lay the pattern over the top of the tile.
          4. Trace the pattern lines with a pencil using gentle pressure.
          5. Remove the pattern. You should see an impression of the pattern lines in the glaze.
          6. Using a toothbrush, dip and splatter SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-6 Sunkissed, and SC-97 Cant-elope on the tile, trying to avoid the planet outlines.
          7. Fill in the stars using 3 coats of a glaze color of your choice with a detail liner brush.
          8. Mix SC-6 Sunkissed and SC-11 Blue Yonder to create a green. Fill in the smaller planet with 3 coats using the script liner brush. When the green has lost its shine add dot details with SC-70 Pink-A-Dot and SC-11 Blue Yonder.
          9. Apply 3 coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the larger planet. When the glaze has lost its shine, add stripes of SC-97 Cant-elope and SC-6 Sunkissed.
          10. Fill in the ribbon around the planets with SC-97 Cant-elope. While the 3rd coat is still wet, add the crushed-up chips of dry Stroke & Coat.
          11. Allow the tile to dry.
          12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-104 Grape Expectations
          • SC-97 Cant-elope
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-70 Pink-A-Dot

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 Script Liner brush
          • CB-604 fan brush
          • CB-202 Detail Liner brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Toothbrush
          • Pattern
          • Water Bowl
          • Crumbled dry Stroke & Coat glazes from leftover projects
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46513 1, 2, 3 Coat Oranges Tile 1-2-3-coat-oranges-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/1-2-3-coat-oranges-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_oranges_123_coats_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Stroke-Coat-123-Coats-Tile.pdf
          1. Using a wet sponge, wipe down the bisque tile to remove dirt and dust.
          2. Lightly trace three circles onto the tile with a pencil.
          3. Apply one coat of SC-75 Orange-A-Peel in each circle with the script liner brush. Allow to dry
          4. Apply a second coat in only two of the circles. Allow to dry.
          5. Apply a third coat in one of the two coat circles. Allow to dry.
          6. Using SC-26 Green Thumb and the script liner brush, create one leaf by the one coat orange, two leaves by the two coat orange, and three leaves by the three coat orange.
          7. Using the Brown Designer Liner, draw a stem coming from each of the oranges and onto each of the leaves. Add an upside down “U” shape under the stem and dots on the orange to show texture.
          8. Allow to dry.
          9. Apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing with a fan brush over the whole tile.
          10. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC- 75 Orange-A-Peel
          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SG-406 Brown Designer Liner
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 Script Liner
          • CB-604 Fan Brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46510 Stroke & Coat Light over Dark Tile stroke-coat-light-over-dark-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/stroke-coat-light-over-dark-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_light_over_dark_stars_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Light-Over-Dark-Stars-Tile.pdf
          1. Using a wet sponge, wipe down the bisque tile to remove dirt and dust.
          2. Apply 3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the whole tile and allow to dry.
          3. Start with SC-16 Cotton Tail. Dip a toothbrush in the color and splatter on the tile.
          4. In the same color, draw a series of stars on the tile using the liner brush.
          5. Fill in stars with three coats of glaze.
          6. Repeat steps 3 – 5 with SC-11 Blue Yonder and SC-6 Sunkissed.
          7. Let dry.
          8. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-6 Sunkissed

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Fan brush
          • CB-110 Mini Liner Brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Toothbrush
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46506 Foundations Matte with Stroke & Coat Pumpkins Tile foundations-matte-with-stroke-coat-pumpkins-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/foundations-matte-with-stroke-coat-pumpkins-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_fn_matte_sc_pumpkins_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Foundations-and-Stroke-Coat-Pumpkins-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque.
          2. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          3. Using the Soft Fan with FN-304 Black Velvet, apply 3 coats to the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. After glaze is dry to the touch, place the pattern over the tile and trace with the pencil. Press down hard enough to see a faint line, but not hard enough to see the bisque under the glaze.
          5. Using the Detail Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist, outline the pattern on the front of the tile.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SP-275 Speckled Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the pumpkin on the left. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-24 Dandelion, apply 3 coats to the gourd on the right. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to the leaf. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC-25 Crackerjack Brown, apply 3 coats to the stems. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Allow to dry.
          11. Fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-24 Dandelion
          • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SP- 275 Speckled Orange-A-Peel
          • FN-304 Black Velvet

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • AC-302 Wax Resist
          • Pattern
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46501 Painterly Cupcake Tiles painterly-cupcake-tiles https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/painterly-cupcake-tiles/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_painterly_cupcake_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Painterly-Cupcake-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with SC-96 Aqu-ward, apply 2 coats to the front of the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Place the pattern over the tile. Slide AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern and trace with the pencil.
          4. Remove the pattern.
          5. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-42 Butter Me Up, SC-5 Tiger Tail, and SC-25 Crackerjack Brown onto the palette.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-42 Butter Me Up, apply 1 coat to the cake.
          7. Dip the same brush into SC-5 Tiger Tail. Make a line going around the edges of the cake.
          8. Blend into the center. Repeat for a second coat.
          9. Using the Detail Liner with SC-25 Crackerjack Brown, outline the cake.
          10. Blend the inner edge of the line.
          11. Squeeze out around 1 Tbsp of SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, SC-70 Pink-A-Dot, and SC-18 Rosey Posey on to the palette.
          12. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, apply 1 coat to the icing.
          13. Dip the same brush into SC-70 Pink-A-Dot. Make a line going around the edges of each icing layer.
          14. Blend into the center. Repeat for a second coat.
          15. Using the Detail Liner with SC-18 Rosey Posey, outline the icing.
          16. Blend the inner edge of the line.
          17. Squeeze out around 1 Tbsp of SC-65 Peri-Twinkle, SC-31 The Blues, and SC-16 Cotton Tail onto the palette.
          18. Using the Script Liner with SC-65 Peri-Twinkle, apply 1 coat to the wrapper.
          19. Dip the same brush into SC-16 Cotton Tail.
          20. Apply a line going vertically down the center of the wrapper.
          21. Blend towards the edges.
          22. Dip the same brush into SC-31 The Blues and make a line going down the sides of the wrapper.
          23. Blend into the center. Repeat for a second coat.
          24. After the wrapper is dry, use MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to make lines going vertically down the wrapper.
          25. Using the Script Liner with SC-31 The Blues, apply 2 coats over the portions of the wrapper not covered in tape.
          26. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          27. Remove the tape before the glaze is completely dry.
          28. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-73 Candy Apple Red, SC-81 Cinnamon Stix, SC-16 Cotton Tail and SC-48 Camel Back onto the palette.
          29. Using the Script Liner with SC-73 Candy Apple Red, apply 1 coat to the cherry.
          30. Using the Detail Liner with SC-81 Cinnamon Stix, apply a line going around the cherry.
          31. Blend into the center. Repeat for a second coat.
          32. Dip the Script Liner into SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply a highlight to the center of the cherry.
          33. Using the Detail Liner with SC-48 Camel Back, make a curved line for the stem.
          34. Squeeze out around 1 Tbsp of SC-16 Cotton Tail onto the palette.
          35. 2. Take the pencil eraser and dip it into the glaze and stamp the background.
          36. 3. Repeat until the background has enough dots.
          37. Allow to dry.
          38. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo
          • SC-5 Tiger Tail
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-18 Rosey Posey
          • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
          • SC-31 The Blues
          • SC-42 Butter Me Up
          • SC-48 Camel Back
          • SC-65 Peri-Twinkle
          • SC-70 Pink-A-Dot
          • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
          • SC-81 Cinnamon Stix
          • SC-96 Aqu-ward

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46498 Alcohol Technique Tile alcohol-technique-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/alcohol-technique-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_alcohol_technique_web.jpg Bailey Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Alcohol-Technique-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Take the AC-220 Detailer Tip and 1 oz Bottle and fill it halfway with SC-15 Tuxedo. Fill the remaining space halfway with water. Shake until it is mixed.
          3. Add the rubbing alcohol to the spray bottle. You will only need a few sprays.
          4. Pour out around 1 Tbsp of EL-103 Sea Spray, EL-118 Blue Grotto, and EL-149 Lavender Flower onto the palette.
          5. Dip the Soft Fan into EL-103 Sea Spray and randomly plop glaze onto the tile. Cover around 1/3 of the tile.
          6. Dip the same brush into EL-118 Blue Grotto and randomly plop glaze onto the tile. Cover around 1/3 of the tile. Be sure to plop over some areas that already have glaze from step #5.
          7. Dip the same brush into EL-149 Lavender Flower and randomly plop glaze onto the tile. Cover around 1/3 of the tile. Be sure to plop over some areas that already have glaze from steps #5 and #6.
          8. Dip the same brush back into El-103 Sea Spray and randomly plop over a few areas on the tile. Make sure there are no bare spots.
          9. Take your 1 oz bottle and squirt randomly lines and dots over the tile. Make sure to do this while the glaze from previous steps is still wet.
          10. Immediately spray the tile with rubbing alcohol. Spray 1-3 times. You should see the black lines and dots start to move.
          11. Allow to dry.
          12. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • EL-103 Sea Spray
          • EL-118 Blue Grotto
          • EL-149 Lavender Flower
          • SC-15 Tuxedo

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • AC-220 Detailer Tips and 1 oz Bottles (1)

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Spray Bottle
          • Rubbing Alcohol
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46495 Jungle Gem Doily Tile jungle-gem-doily-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/jungle-gem-doily-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_doily_with_cg_web.jpg Bailey Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Jungle-Gem-Doily-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque.
          2. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          3. Using the Soft Fan with FN-002 Yellow, apply 2 coats to the front of the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Sponge the back of the doily with water. Place it on the front of the tile. Gently press flat with the sponge.
          5. Using the Soft Fan with FN-002 Yellow, apply 1 coat over the doily. This will make sure the edges will stay down and form crisp lines.
          6. Wait until the glaze is dry to the touch.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with CG-1007 Blueberry Bubblegum, apply 2 coats over the doily. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Before the glaze is bone dry, remove the doily.
          9. Allow to dry.
          10. Fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • CG-1007 Blueberry Bubblegum
          • FN-002 Yellow

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Doily
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46491 Bubble Crab Tile bubble-crab-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/bubble-crab-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_bubble_crab_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Bubble-Crab-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with a properly fired cone 04 bisque tile. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Add 1 Tbsp water, 1 Tbsp SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue and 2 drops of liquid dish soap to the first disposable cup. Mix with the straw. Use the straw to blow bubbles in the cup. As the bubbles extend out of the cup, scrape them off with the palette knife and place them on the tile. Do this until half of the tile is covered in bubbles.
          3. Add 1 Tbsp water, 1 Tbsp of SC-11 Blue Yonder and 2 drops of liquid dish soap to the second disposable cup. Mix with the straw. Use the straw to blow bubbles in the cup. As the bubbles extend out of the cup, scrape them off with the palette knife and place them on the tile.
          4. Repeat until the tile is covered in bubbles.
          5. Place AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper over the tile. Place the patten on top and trace the crab with the pencil. Remove from the tile.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 1 coat to the crab.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 2 coats to the body and claws. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 2 coats to the arms and antenna. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-15 Tuxedo onto the palette. Dip the pencil eraser into the glaze and stamp onto the eye. Repeat for the second eye. Use the Detail Liner to outline details on the crab.
          11. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-75 Orange-A-Peel onto the palette. Dip the pointy end of the pencil in the glaze and stamp onto the pinchers and body of the crab. Repeat until you have enough dots.
          12. Using the Soft Fan with NT-BR Clear One Brushing, apply 2 coats to the front of the tile.
          13. Allow to dry.
          14. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
          • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
          • NT-BR Clear One Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pattern
          • Disposable Cup (2)
          • Straw
          • Liquid Dish Soap
          • Palette Knife
          • Pencil
          • Palette
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Application Technique|Bubble 848|406|400|412
          46488 Marbled Sheer Tile marbled-sheer-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/marbled-sheer-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_marbelizing_technique_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Marbled-Sheer-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Take your three AC-220 Detailer Tips and 1 oz Bottles and fill each one ¾ of the way full with the following glazes: FN-213 Saffire Blue, FN-236 Miami Pink, and FN-237 Light Turquoise.
          3. Fill them up the rest of the way with water. Shake to mix.
          4. Take the Soft Fan and dip it in water. Brush the tile with water a few times, until it’s saturated.
          5. The following steps need to be done as rapidly as possible.
          6. Take the bottle with FN-236 Miami Pink and randomly squirt the tile until around ¼ of the tile is covered.
          7. Take the bottle with FN-237 Light Turquoise and randomly squirt the tile until around ½ of the tile is covered.
          8. Take the bottle with FN-213 Saffire Blue and randomly squirt the tile until around ¾ of the tile is covered.
          9. Take the tile over a sink or trash can and rotate up and down until the glaze is swirled and the entire tile is covered in glaze.
          10. If you end up with any bare spots, you can squirt on some extra glaze.
          11. Allow to dry.
          12. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • FN-213 Saffire Blue
          • FN-236 Miami Pink
          • FN-237 Light Turquoise

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • AC-220 Detailer Tips and 1 oz Bottles (3)

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46484 Jungle Gems and Stroke & Coat Butterfly Tile jungle-gems-and-stroke-coat-butterfly-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/jungle-gems-and-stroke-coat-butterfly-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_jungle_gems_stroke_and_coat_butterflies_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Jungle-Gem-and-Stroke-Coat-Butterfly.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Place the pattern over the tile. Slide AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern. Trace with the pencil.
          3. Remove the pattern.
          4. Take FD-254 Black Licorice and outline the pattern on the tile. Allow glaze to dry.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, apply a puddle coat to the sections of the outer wings on the large butterfly.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-9 Jaded, apply a puddle coat to the body of the large butterfly.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply a puddle coat to the sections of the outer wings on the small butterfly.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue, apply a puddle coat to the body of the small butterfly.
          9. Using the Script Liner with CG-981 Fruity Freckles, apply a puddle coat to the inner wing sections on both butterflies.
          10. Using the Script Liner with CG-997 Seafoam, apply 2 coats to the background. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-9 Jaded onto the palette. Dip the sponge in the glaze and sponge around the edge of the background. Go in around an inch from the edge.
          12. Allow to dry.
          13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • FD254 Black Licorice
          • CG-981 Fruity Freckles
          • CG-997 Seafoam
          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-9 Jaded
          • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
          • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46480 Jute Jungle Gems Flower Tile jute-jungle-gems-flower-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/jute-jungle-gems-flower-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_jungle_gem_juse_flower_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-Jute-Jungle-Gems-Flower-tile.pdf
          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 FN-008 Brown to the front & sides of the tile. Allow it to dry.
          3. Using a pencil, trace the pattern on the tile.
          4. Cut pieces of the Jute Twine the length of the sides of each petal.
          5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply some FN-008 Brown to one side of a petal then lay a piece of the Jute twine into the wet glaze and then apply more glaze over the top of the jute twine.
          6. Repeat step 1 for each petal.
          7. When all the petals are complete, take a piece of paper towel, lay the paper towel on the tile, and press to secure the jute twine to the tile and remove any excess glaze.
          8. Using the CB-106 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of SC-27 Sour Apple to the background areas of the tile.
          9. Using the CB-106 #4 Soft Fan, apply a puddle coat of CG-756 Firecracker to the lower half of the large petals then apply a puddle coat of CG-753 Sassy Orange to the upper half of each flower petal.
          10. Using the CB-106 #4 Soft Fan, apply a puddle coat of S-2729 Citrus Orange to the smaller petals.
          11. Peel jute from tile while still wet.
          12. Allow tile to dry!
          13. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06-05.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • CG-753 Sassy Orange
          • CG-756 Firecracker
          • S-2729 Citrus Splash
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • FN-008 Brown

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Jute twine
          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Application Technique|Eyelash Yarn 848|406|400|415
          46475 E-Z Stroke Wildflower Tile e-z-stroke-wildflower-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/e-z-stroke-wildflower-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/tile_ez_stroke_wildflower_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Lesson-Plan-EZ-Stroke-Wildflower-Tile-1.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using a pencil, trace the pattern on the tile using AC230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern.
          3. Place some EZ002 Cinderella Pink and EZ030 Rose or EZ050 Plum Purple on a pallet.
          4. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, load the brush with EZ002 Cinderella Pink and side load in either EZ030 Rose for a Pink Pink flower or EZ050 Plum Purple for a pink-purple flower petal.
          5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of EZ026 Yellow Orange to the flower centers Then shade with EZ058 Poppy Orange.
          6. Load the CB-106 #6 Script Liner with EZ033 Ivy Green and stroke in the stems of the flower.
          7. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, detail the Flower and the leaves with EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black. Using a wiggle stroke on the outside of the flower center, petals and stems and veins with straight lines. Allow it to dry.
          8. Bisque fire to cone 04.
          9. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear the top and sides of the tile. Allow to dry!
          10. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • EZ002 Cinderella Pink
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • EZ033 Ivy Green
          • EZ030 Rose
          • EZ033 Ivy Green
          • EZ050 Plum Purple
          • EZ058 Poppy Orange
          • S-2101 Crystal ClearBrushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46467 Monkey Handprint Tile monkey-handprint-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/monkey-handprint-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/tile_handprint_monkey_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Lesson-Plan-Handprint-Monkey-Tile.pdf

          Elementary

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque.
          2. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          3. Squeeze out around 1 TBS of SC-48 Camel Back on to the palette.
          4. Dip the sponge into the glaze and sponge the bottom side of the child’s left hand.
          5. Take the hand and press it onto the center of the tile. Make sure the fingers are spread apart. Allow glaze to dry.
          6. Take the pattern and line it up so that the head of the monkey is over the thumb and the vine is going through the fingers.
          7. Slide a piece of AC-230 Clay Carbon paper under the pattern. Trace over the pattern with the pencil.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC-20 Cashew Later, apply 2 coats to the bottom half of the monkey’s face and the inner ears. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Script Liner with SC-48 Camel Back, apply 2 coats to the rest of the monkey. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. Using the Script Liner with SC-26 Green Thumb, apply 2 coats to the vine and leaves. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          12. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the monkey, vine, and leaves. Add a nose, mouth and pupils to the monkey’s face.
          13. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply dots to the pupils of the eyes.

          Middle School+

          1. Using the Soft Fan with FN-203 Dry Champagne, apply 3 coats to the front of the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 1 coat going around the edge of the tile.
          3. Allow to dry.
          4. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-20 Cashew Later
          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SC-48 Camel Back
          • FN-203 Dry Champagne

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          Handprint / Footprints|Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Application Technique 1118|848|406|400
          46465 Fundamentals Dragonfly Tile fundamentals-dragonfly-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/fundamentals-dragonfly-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/tile_underglaze_dragonfly_glossy_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Lesson-Plan-Underglaze-Dragonfly-Tile.pdf
          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 UG-67 Ivory to the top of the tile. Allow to dry!
          3. Center the tile on a banding wheel. Using a Cb-604 #4 Soft Fan, load the brush with water and then side load into the UG-31 Chocolate, spin the banding wheel and apply the UG-31 Chocolate creating a light circle of color. Allow to dry!
          4. Using a pencil, trace the pattern on the tile using AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern.
          5. Using a pencil, trace the pattern on the tile using AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern.
          6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan and a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply the colors to the dragonfly as follows:
            1. Body of the dragonfly 2 coats of UG-225 Plum.
            2. Top wings – outer edge apply 3 coats of UG- 204 Orange, next larger section apply 3 coats of UG-223 Apricot and the smallest section with 3 coats of UG-58 Harvest Gold.
            3. Lower wings – inner section, apply 3 coats of UG-209 Jade and the outer section with 3 coats of UG-91 True Teal.
          7. Using the pencil tip, Add dots of UG-67 Ivory to the top and bottom sections of the wings or anywhere else you may like.
          8. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, detail the Dragonfly with UG-50 Jet Black. Allow it to dry.
          9. Bisque fire to cone 04.
          10. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear the top and sides of the tile. Allow to dry!
          11. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6″ Tile

          Colors

          • UG-31 Chocolate
          • UG-50 Jet Black
          • UG-58 Harvest Gold
          • UG-67 Ivory
          • UG-91 True Teal
          • UG-204 Orange
          • UG-209 Jade
          • UG-223 Apricot
          • UG- 225 Plum
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • Banding Wheel
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          46461 Snail Containers snail-containers https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/snail-containers/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/handbuilt_snail_container_group_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Lesson-Plan-Snail-Container-1.pdf
          1. Divide your clay in half.
          2. Roll a ball out of one half.
          3. Form a rounded pinch pot with tall sides.
          4. Squish the sides of the pinch pot to create an oblong bowl shape and set aside.
          5. From the other half of the clay, tear off a small chunk to create the eyestalks and mouth later. Cover to keep moist.
          6. With the remaining clay, roll a thick coil with one side larger than the other.
          7. Using your thumb and the side of your pointer finger, pinch the edges of both sides of the large coil to create the side ruffles. Lightly pull a few sections of the ruffle up on each side to give more movement.
          8. Bend the back end of the ruffle coil to one side to form the tail section.
          9. Lift the thick end up to form the head section.
          10. Take the leftover clay and roll a chunky coil.
          11. Cut the coil into two eyestalks. Remove excess length.
          12. With the excess, roll two balls for the eyes and one small coil for the mouth.
          13. Scratch and attach the two balls to the eyestalks.
          14. Attach the eyestalks to the top of the head portion of the large ruffle coil.
          15. Scratch and attach the mouth to the head.
          16. Add texture to the body of the snail. And carve in any extra details (we used the rounded back end of a brush).
          17. Set the pinch pot on the snail’s back close to the lifted part that makes up the head.
          18. Mark the location of the bowl on the back of the snail and remove the bowl.
          19. Carve down an indent on the back of the snail between the marks for the bowl to sit in.
          20. Scratch and attach the bowl to the body.
          21. Carve in the spiral on the bowl “shell” 10. Allow the snail to set up a bit and carve out the excess clay from the base of the body.
          22. Allow snail to fully dry. Bisque fire to shelf cone 04.
          23. Wipe bisque snail with a damp sponge to remove any dust or dirt.
          24. Using a script liner brush, apply three coats of glaze to the following areas: A. Snail underbelly and spiral on shell: FN- 4 Red
            1. Snail Shell: FN-18 Light Blue
            2. Top of snail body: FN-20 Medium Green
            3. Dots on snail body: FN-6 Blue
            4. Eyes and mouth: FN-9 Black and FN-1 White
          25. 25. Allow glaze to dry. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 3lbs low fire clay

          Colors

          • FN-20 Medium Green
          • FN-18 Bright Blue
          • FN-9 Black
          • FN-6 Blue
          • FN-4 Red
          • FN-3 Orange
          • FN-1 White

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Toothpick
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          46460 Natural Texture Impression Tile natural-texture-impression-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/natural-texture-impression-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/tile_natural_texture_imprinting_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Lesson-Plan-Natural-Texture-Imprinting-Tile.pdf
          1. Roll out a slab about a quarter of an inch thick using the pound of low fire clay and a rolling pin.
          2. Compress the front and back of the slab with the plastic card.
          3. Cut out a 6×6” square from the slab using a toothpick.
          4. Press a few of your plantain seed stems down flat on one side of the slab and lightly roll the rolling pin over to help press down into the clay.
          5. Remove seed stems and select one larger stem.
          6. Using the larger stem, lay it on its side and roll onto the blank side of the clay slab to create a snakeskin effect. Allow to dry.
          7. Bisque fire to cone 04.
          8. Apply two coats of SC-26 Green Thumb to the side with the multiple plantain imprints using the fan brush.
          9. Wipe back the SC-26 Green Thumb with a damp sponge so the color stays in the lowered grooves of the imprint.
          10. Apply SC-26 Green Thumb and SC-7 Leapin‘ Lizards in a gradient over the scale texture area and wipe back with a wet sponge. Be sure to frequently change out the water to not drag too much extra color into unwanted areas.
          11. Using the Script liner brush, create a rough diamond pattern over the top of the SC-26 Green Thumb and SC-7 Leapin‘ Lizards with SC-28 Blue Isle.
          12. Carefully wipe back the SC-28 Blue Isle with a damp sponge.
          13. Use the Detail brush to add small accents of SC-11 Blue Yonder around the diamond areas. Allow to dry.
          14. Apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing over the top of the whole tile using the fan brush. Allow to dry.
          15. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 1lb low fire clay

          Colors

          • SC-7 Leapin’ Lizard
          • SC-28 Blue Isle
          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-602 Soft Fan brush
          • RB-106 Script Liner
          • CB-210 Detail Brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Rolling pin
          • Plastic card
          • Toothpick
          • Variety of natural plant objects
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          46455 Carved Relief Heraldry Tile carved-relief-heraldry-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/carved-relief-heraldry-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/tile_carved_relief_heraldry_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Lesson-Plan-Carved-Relief-Clay-Tile.pdf
          1. Study historical coat of arms creation.
          2. Pick three main colors (Blue, Yellow, White).
          3. Pick a main design (shell).
          4. Pick a background design (tufted).
          5. Pick scroll work to go at the top of the shield if desired (Helmet and scroll).
          6. Combine all these elements onto a 6×6” sized piece of paper.
          7. Roll out the pound of clay about a third of an inch thick.
          8. Compress the front and back of the clay slab with the plastic card.
          9. Cut out a 6×6” tile from the clay slab using a toothpick.
          10. Lay your combined elements heraldry drawing on top of the clay and trace over with a ballpoint pen or dull pencil.
          11. Remove the paper and you should see the outline of your tracing pressed into the clay.
          12. Using carving tools, start removing the excess clay from around the shield and leaving a bit of a border at the edge. Think about background, middle ground, and foreground when deciding how deep to carve into the tile.
          13. Add details with the toothpick.
          14. Apply your three chosen heraldry colors to the carved greenware. Two coats of each will be enough (SC-16 Cotton Tail, SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-28 Blue Isle ).
          15. Use SC-15 Tuxedo to outline and separate colors.
          16. Allow glaze and clay to fully dry.
          17. DO NOT stilt the tile. Fire straight to Cone 06.

          Form

          • 1lb low fire clay

          Colors

          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-28 Blue Isle
          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail

          Decorating Accessories

          • Carving tools

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Rolling pin
          • Plastic card
          • Toothpick
          • Dull pencil or ballpoint pen
          • 6×6” sheet of paper
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          46445 Frank Lloyd Inspired Tile frank-lloyd-inspired-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/frank-lloyd-inspired-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/tile_frank_lloyd_wright_inspired_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Lesson-Plan-Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Inspired-Tile.pdf
          1. Roll out the pound of clay into a slab with a rolling pin.
          2. Compress both sides of the slab with a plastic card.
          3. Roll out a few lengths of coil.
          4. Scratch and attach the coils in a design using circles and squares.
          5. Add a couple of clay dots for accents.
          6. Carve down small chunks in the base tile with the loop tool to add texture.
          7. Apply two coats of each color of Stroke & Coat (except for SC-15) to each individual section, trying not to have the same colors side by side. Mix SC-16 and SC-15 to create the gray color.
          8. Apply two coats of SC-15 to the raised coils separating the sections.
          9. Allow glaze and tile to completely dry.
          10. DO NOT stilt. Fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 1lb low fire clay

          Colors

          • SC-30 Blue Dawn
          • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 Script liner brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Rolling pin
          • Plastic card
          • Toothpick
          • Loop tool
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          46446 White and Gold Starlight Trees white-and-gold-starlight-trees https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/white-and-gold-starlight-trees/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1608_mb1609_white_og-gold_lit_web.jpg Bob Moreni
          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 and a CB 202 # 2 Detail Brush, apply 3 coats of FN-001 White to both tree and the base. Allow to dry!
          3. Stilt and fire to cone 06, 05.
          4. Using an OB-901G #0 Liner Gold Handle and a OB-916G #6 Filbert Gold Handle brush, apply 1 coat of OG805 Premium Gold to the inside all the star and circle cutouts. Also apply to the base of tree.
          5. Clean your brush with OA901 Essence. This bottle should be just used for the OG805 Premium Gold.
          6. Stilt and fire to cone 018.
          7. Put the multicolored tea light inside the tree and enjoy.

          Form

          • MB-1608 Large Starlight Tree
          • MB-1609 Medium Starlight Tree

          Colors

          • FN-001 White
          • OG805 Premium Gold
          • OA901 Essence

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-202 #2 Detail
          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
          • OB-901G #0 Liner Gold Handle
          • OB-916G #6 Filbert Gold Handle

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Paper Towels
          • Multicolored Tea Light
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          46443 Pink Retro Tree pink-retro-tree https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/pink-retro-tree/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1602_barbie_pink-purple-mop_lit_web.jpg Bob Moreni
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. This tree comes with a wiring hook up and multicolored Medium Twist plastic lights. The Medium Twist plastic lights were changed out for Clear Medium Globe lights.
          3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of SC-33 Fruit of the Vine to the tree and the base. Allow to dry!
          4. With a damp sponge, wipe back the color leaving the color in the crevices and the detail. Rinse the sponge out often as you go.
          5. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of FN-236 Miami Pink to the tree and the base. Allow to dry between coats.
          6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing over the FN-236 Miami Pink. Allow to dry!
          7. Stilt and fire to cone 06, 05.
          8. Using an OB-901 Mother of Pearl Brush, apply 1 thin brushed out coat of OG803 Mother of Pearl to the tree and the base. The thinner and more swirls as you apply the better result you will have.
          9. Clean your brush with OA901 Essence. This bottle should be just for the Mother of Pearl.
          10. Stilt and fire to cone 020.
          11. Glue the lights into the tree and put the pinch plug wiring into the base.

          Form

          • MB-1602 Retro Tree

          Colors

          • SC-33 Fruit Of The Vine
          • FN-236 Miami Pink
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
          • OG803 Mother of Pearl
          • OA901 Essence

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
          • OB-901 Mother of Pearl ¼” Shader

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Paper Towels
          • Glue
          • Medium Clear Globe Lights
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          46441 Daisy Latte Mug daisy-latte-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/daisy-latte-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb120_sw513_flowers_web.jpg Tim McPherson
          1. Using the Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of Brown Gloss to the entire piece excluding the foot and very bottom of the piece.
          2. Using the Clay Carbon Paper, trace on the pattern.
          3. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of White Gloss to the petals.
          4. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Yellow Gloss to the flower centers.
          5. Using the Round, side load in Orange Gloss and shade the flower centers.
          6. Using the Round, apply 3 coats of Bright Green Gloss to the leaves.
          7. Using the Liner, apply 2 coats of Bright Green Gloss to the stems.
          8. Using the Round, side load on Dark Green Gloss and shade the leaves.
          9. Using a brush handle, add dots of both Coral Gloss and Pink Gloss to the filler flowers in the background.
          10. Using the Liner, outline and detail with slightly thinned Black Designer Liner.
          11. Place on a well kiln washed shelf and fire to shelf cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-120 Latte Mug

          Colors

          • SW-501 White Gloss
          • SW-502 Yellow Gloss
          • SW-503 Orange Gloss
          • SW-506 Bright Green Gloss
          • SW-509 Dark Green Gloss
          • SW-511 Pink Gloss
          • SW-512 Coral Gloss
          • SW-513 Brown Gloss
          • SG-401 Designer Liner Black

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • CB-110 # 10/0 Mini Liner
          • CB-404 # 4 Pointed Round
          • CB-604 # 2 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46439 Paint Chip Pie Plate paint-chip-pie-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/paint-chip-pie-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb101_sw193_sw198_3_web.jpg Tim McPherson
          1. Divide the plate creating a slightly wavy line.
          2. Apply 2 coats of SW-193 Ivy on 1 side of the plate and 2 coats of SW-198 Rose Quartz to the opposite side.
          3. Apply 3 coats of SW-511 Pink to the rim and outside, excluding the foot area and very bottom.
          4. Apply a small band of SW-193 Ivy and sprinkle on the green chips.
          5. Apply a small band of SW-198 Rose Quartz and sprinkle on the red chips.
          6. Place on a well kiln washed shelf and fire to shelf cone 6

           

          How to make Color Chips:

          1. Place color onto a piece of foil, bake at 275 degrees for ½ hour to 45 minutes until dry, cool and break up into small pieces

          Form

          • SB-101 Pie Plate

          Colors

          • SW-193 Ivy
          • SW-198 Rose Quartz
          • SW-511 Pink
          • For chips”
            • SC-26 Green Thumb
            • SC-27 Sour Apple
            • SC-36 Irish Luck
            • SC-52 Toad-ily Green
            • SC-001 Pink A Boo
            • SC-1 Cheeky Pinky
            • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
            • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 # 6 Script Liner
          • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46434 Wavy Jungle Gem Vases wavy-jungle-gem-vases https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/wavy-jungle-gem-vases/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1610_mb1611_mb1612_cg_fn_colorway_shadows_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Posy Vase:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Pour around 1/4 cup of NT-BR Clear One Brushing into the disposable cup. Thin with water until it is easily poured. Pour into the vase and rotate until the inside is covered. Pour out the excess.
          3. Use the pencil to make 2 uneven lines going around the top of the vase. This will divide the outside of the vase into 3 different colors.
          4. Using the Script Liner with FN-001 White, apply 3 coats to the top section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with FN-052 Tangerine, apply 3 coats to the next section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with FN-051 Strawberry, apply 3 coats to the next section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with CG-1002 Day Lily, apply 2 coats to the bottom section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Blossom Vase:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Pour around 1/4 cup of NT-BR Clear One Brushing into the disposable cup. Thin with water until it is easily poured. Pour into the vase and rotate until the inside is covered. Pour out the excess.
          3. Use the pencil to make 2 uneven lines going around the top of the vase. This will divide the outside of the vase into 3 different colors.
          4. Using the Script Liner with FN-001 White, apply 3 coats to the top section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with FN-012 Lavender, apply 3 coats to the next section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with FN-028 Wisteria Purple, apply 3 coats to the next section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with CG-1006 Purple Reign, apply 2 coats to the bottom section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Flora Vase:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Pour around 1/4 cup of NT-BR Clear One Brushing into the disposable cup. Thin with water until it is easily poured. Pour into the vase and rotate until the inside is covered. Pour out the excess.
          3. Use the pencil to make 2 uneven lines going around the top of the vase. This will divide the outside of the vase into 3 different colors.
          4. Using the Script Liner with FN-001 White, apply 3 coats to the top section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with FN-048 Bright Pink, apply 3 coats to the next section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with FN-025 Raspberry Whip, apply 3 coats to the next section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with CG-1005 Maroon Lagoon, apply 2 coats to the bottom section of the vase. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1610 Posy Vase
          • MB-1611 Blossom Vase
          • MB-1612 Flora Vase

          Colors

          • Posy Vase
            • CG-1002 Day Lily
            • FN-052 Tangerine
            • FN-051 Strawberry
            • FN-001 White
            • NT-BR Clear One Brushing
          • Blossom Vase
            • CG-1006 Purple Reign
            • FN-012 Lavender
            • FN-028 Wisteria Purple
            • FN-001 White
            • NT-BR Clear One Brushing
          • Flora Vase
            • CG-1005 Maroon Lagoon
            • FN-025 Raspberry Whip
            • FN-048 Bright Pink
            • FN-001 White
            • NT-BR Clear One Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          46432 Blue and White Retro Tree blue-and-white-retro-tree https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/blue-and-white-retro-tree/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/MB1602_fn-matte-sc-white-blue-lit_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-301 Marshmallow White, apply 4 coats to the tree and base. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Take the needle tool and run it in a circular motion around the inside of each light hole on the tree. This will remove any excess glaze that could clog the hole.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC-45 My Blue Heaven, apply 3 coats to the drips on the top third of the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC-11 Blue Yonder, apply 3 coats to the drips on the middle third of the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue, apply 3 coats to the drips on the lower third of the tree. Apply 3 coats to the textured areas on the base. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1602 Retro Tree

          Colors

          • FN-301 Marshmallow White
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
          • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Needle Tool
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          46430 Elements Monkey Facet-ini elements-monkey-facet-ini https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/elements-monkey-facet-ini/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1604_el_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 1 coat to the entire monkey. Allow glaze to dry.
          3. Use a damp sponge to wipe off most of the glaze, leaving it only in the crevices.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Draw pupils in the eyes with a pencil.
          6. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply a dot to each pupil.
          8. Using the Script Liner with EL-128 Wheat, apply 2 coats to the face and belly. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with EL-130 Sea Green, apply 2 coats to the hands, feet, and inner ears. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Script Liner with EL-143 Cactus flower, apply 2 coats to the rest of the body. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the eyes, nose holes, and mouth.
          12. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1604 Monkey Facet-ini

          Colors

          • EL-128 Wheat
          • EL-130 Sea Green
          • EL-143 Cactus Flower
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          46428 Elements Teddy Bear Facet-ini elements-teddy-bear-facet-ini https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/elements-teddy-bear-facet-ini/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1605_el_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 1 coat to the entire bear. Allow glaze to dry.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Draw pupils in the eyes with a pencil.
          5. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply a dot to each pupil.
          7. Using the Script Liner with EL-128 Wheat, apply 2 coats to the muzzle, hands, feet, and around the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with EL-118 Blue Grotto, apply 2 coats to the belly and inner ears. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with EL-130 Sea Green, apply 2 coats to the rest of the body. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the eyes and mouth.
          11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1605 Teddy Bear Facet-ini

          Colors

          • EL-118 Blue Grotto
          • EL-128 Wheat
          • EL-130 Sea Green
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          46425 Elements Chicken Facet-ini elements-chicken-facet-ini https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/elements-chicken-facet-ini/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1603_el_web-1.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 1 coat to the entire chicken. Allow glaze to dry.
          3. Use a damp sponge to wipe off most of the glaze, leaving it only in the crevices.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Draw pupils in the eyes with a pencil.
          6. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply a dot to each pupil.
          8. Using the Script Liner with EL-128 Wheat, apply 2 coats to the body Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with EL-143 Cactus Flower, apply 2 coats to the beak and feet. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Script Liner with EL-127 Rose Granite, apply 2 coats to the comb and waddles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          11. Using the Script Liner with EL-118 Blue Grotto, apply 2 coats to the top section of the wings. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          12. Using the Script Liner with EL-130 Sea Green, apply 2 coats to the bottom section of the wings. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          13. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the eyes and make a line separating the top and bottom of the beak.
          14. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1603 Chicken Facet-ini

          Colors

          • EL-118 Blue Grotto
          • EL-127 Rose Granite
          • EL-128 Wheat
          • EL-130 Sea Green
          • EL-143 Cactus Flower
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          46422 Flux Swirl Soup Bowl flux-swirl-soup-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/flux-swirl-soup-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb122_sw190_sw196_sw401_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque; moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
          2. Fill the writer bottle with SW-401 Light Flux. 
          3. Place the bowl on a banding wheel and use the Flux to squeeze a swirl design up from the center of the bowl. 
          4. Allow to dry and apply 2 coats of SW-190 Passion Flower tracing up the swirl, be sure to leave some open bisque if you want to create more variation.  
          5. Apply 2 coats of SW-196 Sand Dollar to the entire inside of the bowl. 
          6. Apply 3 coats of SW-134 Eggplant to the outside of the piece, avoiding the bottom. 
          7. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot. 
          8. Fire to cone 5/6. (Sample was fired to cone 6).

          Form

          • SB-122 Soup Bowl with Handles 

          Colors

          • SW-190 Passion Flower
          • SW-196 Sand Dollar
          • SW-401 Light Flux 

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • AC-222 Medium Writer Tip Kit

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46420 Stroke & Coat and Alabaster Soup Bowl stroke-coat-and-alabaster-soup-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/stroke-coat-and-alabaster-soup-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb111_sc101_sc102_sc103_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe the bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Switch the cap of SC-103 Lavendear with a plastic detailer cap and apply large dots around the inside rim of the piece (about ½” in diameter). 
          3. Switch the cap of SC-102 Just Peachy with a plastic detailer cap and apply a smaller dot inside the larger Lavendear dot (the sample alternated dots instead of applying it in every dot). Apply an additional row of Just Peachy dots under the single Lavendear dots that remain.
          4. Using a RB-144 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SW-106 Alabaster to the inside of the bowl.
          5. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner and RB-144 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-101 Spruce it Up to the handle and outside of the bowl, avoiding the bottom.
          6. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off the foot.
          7. Fire to cone 5 / 6 – sample was fired to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-111 Handled Bowl – Stoneware

          Colors

          • SC-101 Spruce It Up
          • SC-102 Just Peachy
          • SC-103 Lavendear
          • SW-106 Alabaster

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • AC-224 Plastic Detailer Cap

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46418 Fundamentals and Stoneware Bowl fundamentals-and-stoneware-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/fundamentals-and-stoneware-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb111_sw225_sw229_sw250_bowl_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe the bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using a RB-144 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of UG-225 Plum to the inside of the piece.
          3. Using a RB-144 #4 Soft Fan and CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of UG-229 Aquamarine to the handle and outside of the piece, avoiding the bottom.
          4. Apply 3 coats of SW-250 White Opal to the entire piece, avoiding the bottom. 
          5. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off the foot.
          6. Fire to cone 5 / 6 – sample was fired to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-111 Handled Bowl – Stoneware

          Colors

          • UG-225 Plum
          • UG-229 Aquamarine
          • SW-250 White Opal

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46416 Root Beer and White Opal Tumbler root-beer-and-white-opal-tumbler https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/root-beer-and-white-opal-tumbler/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb128_sw203_sw250_tumbler_decorated_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe the bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Apply masking tape in diagonal lines down the piece to create 2 sections (a total of 4 pieces)
          3. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SW-203 Root Beer in between the masking tape (recede the coats near the bottom of the piece).
          4. Using a RB-144 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SW-203 Root Beer to the inside of the piece.
          5. Apply 3 coats of SW-250 White Opal to the outside of the piece, avoiding the bottom (recede coats near the base).
          6. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off the foot.
          7. Fire to cone 5 / 6 – sample was fired to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-128 Stoneware Tumbler

          Colors

          • SW-203 Root Beer
          • SW-250 White Opal

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • Masking Tape

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46413 Stoneware and Stroke & Coat Spiral Tumbler stoneware-and-stroke-coat-spiral-tumbler https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/stoneware-and-stroke-coat-spiral-tumbler/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb128_sw108_sw401_sc100_sc101_sc104_tumbler_decorated_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe the bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using a RB-144 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of SC-101 Spruce it Up as a thick band spiraling around the piece. Using a banding wheel is super helpful for this step!
          3. Put some SW-401 Flux into the Large Detailer Bottle, follow the top edge of the spiral to create a line of Flux. (Don’t apply it as thick near the bottom).
          4. Switch out the cap on SC-104 Grape Expectations for the AC-224 Plastic Detailer Cap; follow the bottom edge of the spiral to create a line of SC.
          5. Using a RB-144 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SW-108 Green Tea to the piece, avoiding the bottom. You will want to recede your coats here.
          6. Using a RB-144 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-100 Makin Me Blush to the inside of the piece.
          7. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off the foot.
          8. Fire to cone 5 / 6 – sample was fired to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-128 Stoneware Tumbler

          Colors

          • SW-108 Green Tea
          • SW-401 Light Flux
          • SC-100 Makin Me Blush
          • SC-101 Spruce It Up
          • SC-104 Grape Expectations

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • AC-223 Large Writer Tip Kit
          • AC-224 Plastic Detailer Cap

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          MCP Projects (Private)|Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 1129|407|411
          46411 Oyster and Lavendear Tumbler oyster-and-lavendear-tumbler https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/oyster-and-lavendear-tumbler/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb128_sw110_sw103_tumbler_decorated_2_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe the bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-103 Lavendear in evenly spaced bands down the piece. The sample had about ½” wide bands with equal space in between. Using a banding wheel is super helpful for this step!
          3. Using a RB-144 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SW-110 Oyster to the entire piece, avoiding the bottom. 
          4. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off the foot.
          5. Fire to cone 5 / 6 – sample was fired to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-128 Stoneware Tumbler

          Colors

          • SW-110 Oyster
          • SC-103 Lavendear

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan 

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          MCP Projects (Private) 1129
          46409 Oyster and Green Opal Tumbler oyster-and-green-opal-tumbler https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/oyster-and-green-opal-tumbler/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb128_sw110_sw253_tumbler_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe the bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SW-110 Oyster in evenly spaced bands down the piece. The sample had about ½” wide bands with equal space in between. Using a banding wheel is super helpful for this step!
          3. Using a RB-144 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SW-253 Green Opal to the entire piece, avoiding the bottom. 
          4. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off the foot.
          5. Fire to cone 5 / 6 – sample was fired to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-128 Stoneware Tumbler

          Colors

          • SW-110 Oyster
          • SW-253 Green Opal

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan 

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46406 Retro Stein retro-stein https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/retro-stein/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb133_sw112_sw501_sw511_sw512_2_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque; moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
          2. Apply 3 coats of SW-501 White Gloss to the body of the mug. 
          3. Once the glaze is dry, use a pencil to divide the mug into 6 even sections. Use the lines to guide where to draw the design; draw various sizes of circles up along the middle of the line. 
          4. Fill each row of circles in with 3 coats of either SW-511 Pink Gloss or SW-512 Coral Gloss. Alternate between the two for each row that you fill in.  
          5. Apply 2 coats of SW-501 White Gloss as a large dot inside the Coral rows. Add a dot of SW-513 Brown Gloss inside of that dot. 
          6. Apply 2 coats of SW-512 Coral Gloss to make a large dot inside of the Pink Rows and add a SW-501 White Gloss dot inside of that. 
          7. Use the liner brush to apply 2 coats of SW-513 Brown Gloss outlining the rows. 
          8. Apply 3 coats of SW-112 Tiger’s Eye to the rest of the stein, avoiding the bottom. 
          9. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot. 
          10. Fire to cone 5/6. (Sample was fired to cone 6) 

          Form

          • SB-133 Stein 

          Colors

          • SW-112 Tiger’s Eye
          • SW-501 White Gloss
          • SW-511 Pink Gloss
          • SW-512 Coral Gloss 

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan 

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46402 Groovy Mushroom Layering Plate and Bowl groovy-mushroom-layering-plate-and-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/groovy-mushroom-layering-plate-and-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb130_sb131_sw100_sw125_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque; moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
          2. Fill the writer bottle with SW-125 Purple Mint and assemble the bottle with the metal tip. 
          3. Lightly sketch on a mushroom design using a pencil. Squeeze the SW-125 Purple Mint from the bottle directly onto the bisque surface. 
          4. Use a CB-106 #6 Script Liner to fill in any mushroom heads with 2 coats of SW-125 Purple Mint. 
          5. Use an RB-144 #4 Soft Fan to apply 2 coats of SW-125 Purple Mint to the rim and back of each piece, avoiding the foot. 
          6. Use an RB-144 #4 Soft Fan to apply 2 coats of SW-110 Oyster to the entire piece, avoiding the foot.  
          7. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot. 
          8. Fire to cone 5/6 (sample was fired to cone 6).

          Form

          • SB-130 Modern Salad Plate
          • SB-131 Modern Bowl 

          Colors

          • SW-110 Oyster
          • SW-125 Purple Mint 

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • AC-222 Medium Writer Tip Kit 

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46400 Stoneware Gloss Brushstroke Mug stoneware-gloss-brushstroke-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/stoneware-gloss-brushstroke-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb135-sw501_sw508_sw507_sw512_2_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque; moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.  
          2. Apply 3 coats of SW-501 White Gloss to the outside of the mug, avoiding the bottom and handle. 
          3. Use the script liner to load a brush with SW-512 Coral Gloss. Dip the tip in the SW-507 Bright Green Gloss. Apply by pressing the brush down onto the bisque and as you pull back, raise and twist the brush away from the bisque to create a tear drop shaped brush stroke.  
          4. Repeat as desired until the design is filled in.  
          5. Use the mini liner loaded with SW-508 Black Gloss to outline the design; you will need to apply 2 coats. Once it is outlined, add the detail lines and thicken the outline.    
          6. Use a soft fan to apply 3 coats of SW-508 Black Gloss to the inside and handle.   
          7. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot.  
          8. Fire to cone 5/6. (Sample was fired to cone 6) 

          Form

          • SB-135 Carmen Mug 

          Colors

          • SW-501 White Gloss
          • SW-508 Black Gloss
          • SW-507 Bright Green Gloss
          • SW-512 Coral Gloss 

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan 

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46398 Ornate Teapot ornate-teapot https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/ornate-teapot/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb127_sw198_sw250_sg401_3_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque; moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
          2. Use the SG-401 Designer Liner to create the design directly to the bisque surface. Focus on moving away from the line to avoid clogging the tip. 
          3. Once the Designer Liner is completely dry, apply 2 coats of SW-250 White Opal to the top ¼ and the entire inside of the piece.  
          4. Use a soft fan to apply 3 coats of SW-198 Rose Quartz to the outside of the mug; receede the coats significantly or this combination can create excessive movement. Bring one coat down to the foot, finish the next coat up about an inch, and the third coat up an additional 2 inches. 
          5. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot.  
          6. Fire to cone 5/6. (Sample was fired to cone 6) 

          Form

          • SB-127 Stoneware Teapot 

          Colors

          • SW-250 White Opal
          • SW-198 Rose Quartz
          • SG-401 Black Designer Liner 

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan 

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46395 Designer Liner Under Lavender Mist designer-liner-under-lavender-mist https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/designer-liner-under-lavender-mist/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb100_sg401_sw135_sw165_web.jpg Carmen Allen
          1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque; moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
          2. Use the SG-401 Designer Liner to create the design directly to the bisque surface. Focus on moving away from the line to avoid clogging the tip. 
          3. Once the Designer Liner is completely dry, apply 2 coats of SW-135 Wintergreen to the entire mug, avoiding the bottom. Add an extra coat to the inside and handle (where there won’t be a glaze combination). 
          4. Use a soft fan to apply 2 coats of SW-165 Lavender Mist to the outside of the mug.  
          5. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot.  
          6. Fire to cone 5/6 (sample was fired to cone 6).

          Form

          • SB-100 16oz Mug 

          Colors

          • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
          • SW-135 Wintergreen
          • SW-165 Lavender Mist 

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan 

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Holiday|Stoneware Bisque 407|462|411
          46392 Holiday Ready Rudy and Holly holiday-ready-rudy-and-holly https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/holiday-ready-rudy-and-holly/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1596_mb1597-holly-smooch_web.jpg David Hoff
          1. Check the two pieces over for blemishes and if any are present lightly sand with 100-grit sand paper.
          2. Review the pattern and trim to make tracing easier on the rounded surface of the chickens.
          3. Using provided patterns, Clay Carbon and Red Pen, trace the designs onto both sides of each chicken. If using the tissue paper method of tracing the design onto the ware: trace the design onto the tissue paper with a standard pencil. Proceed to align the traced pattern on the ware and slowly retrace with the Ultra-Fine Sharpie Marker. The marker will bleed through the tissue paper thus leaving the design.
          4. Damp sponge ware to remove any fired dust and to condition the piece for decorating.
          5. The Bows and Ribbons are completed as follows, using the #6 Script Liner and #10/Detail Liner with the following colors: Coral Red, Passion Red and Cobalt Jet Black. As needed place the colors on the page protector palette and if extremely thick, thin with water. Use the shaded pattern as a guide for deepening of the color.
            1. Each section of the ribbon and the bow are pulled in with the #6 Script Liner that has been loaded with Coral Red and tipped with Passion Red. Start at the narrowest point of the ribbon or bow section. Start the stroke by tipping and slowly pressing the Liner against the ware to broaden the stroke and slowly lift off. The coloration should be darker at the beginning of the stroke and then lighten slightly as the stroke is completed.
            2. Reload the #6 Script Liner in the same manner and starting at the opposite narrow end of the previous applied color, repeat the motion. Thus, creating a ribbon/bow with the deeper shade at the narrow beginnings and endings of the segment.
            3. Complete each segment of the ribbon in the same manner using the shaded pattern as a guide where to deepen the ribbon and bow.
            4. To enhance the shading of the color, using the #10/0 Detail Liner, feather in more of the Passion Red.
            5. To further enhance the shading on the ribbon add a drop or two of Cobalt Jet Black to the Passion Red and with the #10/0 Detail Liner add a few more shading lines and accent outline both the ribbon and bow.
            6. Be sure to paint in the ribbon around the necks of both chickens and stop at the bell or heart.
          6. Holly leaves are completed using Irish Green, Leaf Green, Ivy Green and Royal Blue Green and the #10 or #8 Flat Shader as follows:
            1. Smoothly block in holly leaves with one coat of Irish Green. Fully load the Shader of choice and apply color following the leaves’ contour. (Brush stroke will be visible).
            2. Lightly sketch in the middle vein line with a pencil.
            3. Reload the Shader with Irish Green, side load with Leaf Green and corner load the same side of Shader with Ivy Green. Blend on palette. Using soft C like strokes, apply color to the leaves with the darker shade to the outer edge of the leaf. Reload as needed. For best results add this color to the left side of each leaf first. Remember the lightest shade (Irish Green) is to the middle of the leaf.
            4. When the left side of all the leaves are shaded. Reload the brush in the same manner and apply shading colors to the right side of the leaves with the darker tones to the outer edge of each leaf. Again, the Irish Green will be in the middle of the Holly Leaf.
            5. Thin the Royal Blue Green slightly. Dampen the Shader with water and pat off excess water. Precede to corner load the left corner of the Shader and blend on clean area of palette. Float the Royal Blue Green down the left side of all the leaves. Also, float color down the penciled in center vein. Remember to use the shader on the flat.
            6. Fully load #10/0 Detail Liner with the thinned Royal Blue Green and outline the holly, add a center vein and pull-out side veins.
          7. Thin French Brown slightly and fully load #10/0 Detail Liner. Barely touching the ware with the liner’s tip, twist and pull the branches in throughout the design. Remember to lift up on the Liner as the branch ends, thus creating a fine tip at the ending.
          8. Using the #10 Detail Liner fully loaded with all four shades of the green, pull in wisps of pine needles throughout the design.
          9. To complete the eyes, using Liner of choice:
            1. Horizontally sketch in an upper lid line with a pencil. This line cuts the eye opening in half.
            2. To the lower half of the eye, apply two coats of Yellow Orange, using the #6 Round. The upper half of the eye opening does not have color.
            3. Shade the upper half of the Yellow Orange with a float of Poppy Orange. While doing this, apply two coats of the Poppy Orange to both beaks.
            4. Add a Cobalt Jet Black round pupil to the eye.
            5. Finish off the eye with a lower and upper lid line, fine eye lashes, eyebrows and nostril marks on the beaks, all in the Cobalt Jet Black.
            6. Add a White highlight to the eyes.
          10. Rudy Rooster’s bell and clasp are blocked in with two coats of Yellow Orange. When dry, float in Poppy Orange around the outer edge of the bell and clasp with Poppy Orange. The French Brown is used to outline the bell and clasp, add the tinny tie string and paint in the opening to the bottom of the bell.
          11. Holly Hen’s heart is painted in with three coats of Flame Red. The clasp is completed the same as Rudy Rooster’s clasp. French Brown is used to outline the heart, tie string and clasp.
          12. To the combs and waddles to both birds, apply three coats of the Flame Red.
          13. Sign the piece with E-Z Stroke color of choice.
          14. The berry like dots, are added last with the handle of a brush using Flame Red. Dots should always be completed last to prevent smearing.
          15. Fire the ware to shelf cone 04.
          16. Damp sponge the ware to remove any fired dust and to condition the piece for glazing.
          17. Pour enough Crystal-Clear Brushing into a paper cup, apply three coats of glaze to both birds using the soft fan. Allow drying between coats.
          18. Before firing, pieces should dry 24-hours for best results.
          19. Stilt Rudy and Holly and fire to shelf cone 06.
          20. Remove stilt marks with Dremel Tool or Stilt Stone.

          Form

          • MB-1596 Rudy Rooster
          • MB-1597 Holly Hen

          Colors

          • UG-207 Flame Red
          • EZ003 Irish Green
          • EZ010 French Brown
          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • EZ013 White
          • EZ024 Royal Blue Green
          • EZ026 Yellow Orange
          • EZ028 Leaf Green
          • EZ033 Ivy Green
          • EZ057 Coral Red
          • EZ058 Poppy Orange
          • EZ075 Passion Red
          • S-2101 Crystal Cleat Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-406 #6 Pointed Round or CB-408 #8 Pointed Round
          • CB-308 #8 Flat Shader
          • CB-310 #10 Flat Shader
          • CB-106 # 6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 #10/0 Detail Liner
          • RB-140 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • 3 oz Plastic or Paper Cup (1)
          • 100-grit sandpaper
          • Clay Carbon
          • Heavy Duty Plastic Page
          • Paper Towels
          • Red Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Standard Pencil
          • If using Tissue Paper Method to transfer the design
            • Ultra Fine Sharpie Marker
            • Inexpensive Tissue Paper
          • Palette Knife
          • Pattern
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          46389 Holiday Apple Platter holiday-apple-platter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/holiday-apple-platter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb882_ez012_sc_og-gold-fruit-holly_web.jpg David Hoff
          1. Check the ware over for any blemishes and remove if present by sanding with 100-grit sand paper.
          2. Using provided pattern, clay carbon and red pen, carefully trace the design on to the ware. For best result be sure and trace everything on the pattern.
          3. Damp sponge ware to remove dust and to condition the piece for decorating. Sponging will not harm the traced design if the clay carbon has been used.
          4. On the page protector palette place a small amount of Cobalt Jet Black and thin with water to a thin creamy consistency. If color is too thick it will not flow off the Liner easily.
          5. Dampen the Liner of choice with water and pinch out excess.
          6. Fully load the Liner with the thinned Cobalt Jet Black. Pull the brush across a clean area of the palette to reshape the fine tip.
          7. Holding the Liner as upright as possible, proceed to completely outline the entire traced design with very fine lines. Keep lines as fine as possible, thus creating a pen and ink style of detailing.
          8. Fire the ware to shelf cone 06 or 04, thus setting color.
          9. Place the needed Stroke ‘n Coats on the palette and slightly thin with water.
          10. Using the Shader and the Rounds to apply the colors as follows:
            1. Thinly and smoothly apply one thin coat of Leapin’ Lizard to all the Holly Leaves, following the contour of each leaf. Use the Round of choice. Allow to dry.
            2. Blend in Green Thumb to one side of each holly leaf and additional shading where one leaf is overlapped by another and the where the apples overlap the leaves. Smooth the shading color out into the Leapin’ Lizard.
            3. Holding the #6 Pointed Round upright, carefully puddle in one coat Crackerjack Brown to the branch and apple stem.
            4. When the Crackerjack Brown has set. To one side of the branch puddle in Brown Cow.
            5. With the #4 Liner fully loaded with Hot Tamale, carefully fill in the berries and the thin ribbon throughout the design.
            6. Complete the apples with the #10 Shader using Dandelion, Cant-elope, Candy Apple and Hot Tamale. The colors are blended thinly with the Dandelion and Cant-elope applied to the middle of both apples and feathered out to the left and right of center. Proceed to load Shader with Candy Apple and side load with Hot Tamale. Keeping the Hot Tamale to the outer edge of the apples begin to blend the reds from the outer, inward toward the middle of each apple. The yellow/orange tones will show through the applied reds. Since apples are the focal point to the project a second blended coat will be need. Please note: Since the Stroke and Coats are applied so thinly the fired Cobalt Jet Black will show through the color after the glaze firing.
            7. Thin down both the Blue Dawn and The Blues to a wash consistency. Fully load the #8 Pointed Round with water (brush needs to have plenty of water) proceed to tip load with both of the blues. Laying the brush nearly flat against the ware and the tip of the brush directed toward the outline of design, float the blues around the entire design. Some areas should appear to be deeper blue in tone and other areas are lighter. Reload the pointed Round as needed and be sure to load first with the water, tipping with the Blue Dawn and The Blues.
          11. Allow the Stroke & Coats some drying time.
          12. Place an ounce of the Crystal-Clear Brushing in to a paper cup.
          13. If extremely thick thin with a few drops of water and thoroughly mix with Palette Knife.
          14. With the Soft Fan apply three coats to the entire piece. Allow some drying time between coats.
          15. Stilt the glazed piece and fire to shelf cone 06.
          16. Remove stilt marks with Stilt Stone or Dremel Tool.

          To add the Premium Gold rim

          1. With a soft cloth or paper towel wipe the rim down, thus removing any hand grease or film.
          2. Gently dip a cotton swab into the bottle of Premium Gold. Allow the liquid gold to seep into the cotton.
          3. Holding the loaded cotton swab at a 45-degee angle to the rim, pressing firmly against the area, pull the cotton swab around the rim. Work slowly as the Premium Gold is applied. (Color should be flag red in appearance). One coat is sufficient and the cotton swab will need to be reloaded, possibly two more times.
          4. Allow the Premium Gold to dry.
          5. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 018.
          6. Remove any stilt marks with Dremel Tool or Stilt Stone.

          Form

          • MB-882 Rectangle Tray

          Colors

          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
          • SC-7 Leapin’ Lizard
          • SC-24 Dandelion
          • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
          • SC-30 Blue Dawn
          • SC-31 The Blues
          • SC-36 Green Thumb
          • SC-41 Brown Cow
          • SC-73 Candy Apple
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • SC-97 Cant-lope
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
          • OG805 Premium Gold

          Decorating Accessories

           

          • CB-406 #6 Pointed Round
          • CB-408 #8 Pointed Round
          • CB-310 #10 Flat Shader
          • RB-104 #4 Liner and or RB-110 #10/0 Liner
          • RB-140 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • 3 oz Paper or Plastic Cup (1)
          • 100-grit sand paper
          • Clay Carbon
          • Cotton Swab (2)
          • Heavy Duty Plastic Page Protector
          • Paper Towel
          • Red Pen
          • Small Piece of Aluminum Foil or Glaze Tile
          • Pattern
          MCP Projects (Private) 1129
          46387 Simply Wicker Tree simply-wicker-tree https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/simply-wicker-tree/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1583_og-gold_ug234_ez011_web.jpg David Hoff
          1. Check the bisque ware over for any blemishes and lightly sand off with 100-grit sandpaper.
          2. Damp sponge ware to remove any fired dust and to condition for decorating.
          3. Into the 3 oz cup, pour about 1 to 2 ounces of the Ivory Pearl. Mix with palette knife and if extremely thick add a few drops of water. For this project the Fundamentals need to be slightly thinner than normal. If the underglaze is too thick the recessed areas of the ware will fill up with color.
          4. Dampen the 1” Glaze Brush with water, then fully load with Ivory Pearl and scrub apply two to three coats over the entire tree including the base. By scrubbing the color in the detail of the fired ware will not be overfilled.
          5. Fire the piece to shelf cone 04.
          6. In the paper cup place a teaspoon of Sienna Brown add at least 4 parts of water to the color to thin to an ink like consistency.
          7. Using the #3 Fan, apply the Sienna Brown wash over the entire Wicker Tree. Make sure all the recessed areas are covered.
          8. Set piece aside to dry for a while.
          9. Dampen the sponge with water and remove excess water by placing in a paper towel and firmly squeezing the sponge. The paper towel helps remove the excess water from the sponge. Note: if the sponge is too wet, too much color can easily be removed from the ware.
          10. With the damp sponge begin to wipe back the wash of Sienna Brown. Work vertically over the tree and horizontally around the base. Keep wiping back until desired effect is achieved.
          11. Allow the tree to dry overnight.
          12. Pour about an ounce of the Matt Transparent Brushing in to a paper cup. Thin with water to a light cream consistency.
          13. Apply 2 to 3 coats of the Matte Transparent Brushing to entire piece using the 1” Glaze Brush. To prevent over applying the glaze, scrub in the glaze rather than laying the glaze on in the normal manner.
          14. Set aside to dry.
          15. Stilt ware and fire to shelf cone 06.
          16. Place a very small of Premium Gold Overglaze on a clean piece of Aluminum Foil or 6” tile.
          17. Fully load the #6 Filbert with the Premium Gold and carefully apply to the top of the tree. One thin coat is needed and when finished, the unfired gold should be a flag red color.
            1. When finished wrap the #6 Filbert in a piece foil for future use. The wrapped brush will become hard in the foil. However, when the brush is used again with the same Premium Gold the bristle will soften and become pliable again.
          18. Stilt ware and fire to shelf cone 018. Note: the Premium Gold will fire more matte for it has been applied over a matte glaze.
          19. Check for stilt marks and remove with Stilt Stone or Dremel Tool.

          Form

          • MB-1583 Large Wicker Tre

          Colors

          • UG-234 Ivory Pearl
          • EZ011 Sienna Brown
          • C-300 Matte Transparent Brushing
          • OG-905 Premium Gold

          Decorating Accessories

          • DB-110 1” Glaze Brush
          • DB-805 #3 Fan
          • OB 916 #6 Filbert

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • 3 oz Paper or Plastic Cup (3)
          • 2 small pieces of Aluminum Foil
          • Paper Towels
          • 100 – grit sandpaper
          • Palette Knife
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Holiday 406|403|460|462
          46385 Stoneware Snowman stoneware-snowman https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/stoneware-snowman/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/claymagic_ug_sc_sg704_sg302_sw301_sw106_trees_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Use a Clean-Up Tool to remove any seam lines, carve any lost detail and to drill the openings for the twig arms. Holes should be about ¼” or slightly larger in diameter. Use a moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe any dust from the ware.
          2. To the well cleaned stoneware greenware, apply 3 coats of UG-208 Dragon Red to the hat excluding the fur area using CB-404 Pointed Round. Apply 3 coats of UG-231 Lime Green to the scarf areas using the same brush. Apply 2-3 coats of UG-204 Orange to the nose with the same brush.
          3. Fire to Shelf Cone 04.
          4. On a Tile or Pallet thin some SW-301 Iron Wash to a creamy consistency. Using CB-604 Soft Fan loaded with water and then tip one corner edge of the brush the slightly thinned SW-301 Iron Wash to then shade the crevices of the scarf and hat with the Iron Wash. Shade lightly along the bottom edge of the fur areas over the face. Shade the crevice areas on the snowman next to the scarf’s edge. Shade along the bottom edge of the snowman.
          5. Use a dampened Synthetic to antique the Iron Wash from the painted areas. Try to keep the color only in the folds and crevices where the Iron Wash was applied. Don’t over sponge the Iron Wash onto the snowman body and face. You can darken the folds in the hat with a single brushstroke of the Iron wash using CB-404 Pointed Round. The Iron Wash may appear to be left on the Underglaze surfaces but will be fine as it may appear stained or dirty looking before glazing and firing. The Iron Wash residue will be insignificant if it is light in color on the Underglaze surfaces. Let dry.
          6. Apply 1 coat of SC-16 Cottontail to the fur areas on the hat using CB-404 Pointed Round. Then apply 2-3 coats of SG-302 Snowfall over the Cottontail using the same brush. This can be applied unevenly.
          7. Apply 2-3 coats of SW-001 Stoneware Clear over the hat excluding the fur and to the nose areas using CB-404 Pointed Round.
          8. Apply 2 coats of SG-704 Peppermint Speckta-Clear over the scarf area using CB-404 Pointed Round. Try to evenly apply the crystals while painting. Back off the second coat slightly (a pencil line width) along the bottom edges of the scarf.
          9. Apply 3 coats of SW-106 Alabaster using CB-404 Pointed Round and CB-604 Soft Fans to the snowman’s face and body excluding the buttons. Keep the color approximately 1/8” from the bottom.
          10. Paint in the eyes and buttons with 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo using CBf-110 Liner.
          11. Before firing, wipe off any color and glaze from the bottom of the ware with the moistened Synthetic Sponge. Fire on the kiln shelf to Shelf Cone 5-6. Do not stilt the piece. Make sure the bottom surface is fully on the shelf.

          Form

          • Greenware Clay Magic #3793 Plain Snowman with Scarf or like piece cast in Cone 5-6 Stoneware Slip.

          Colors

          • UG-204 Orange
          • UG-208 Dragon Red
          • UG-231 Lime Green
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cottontail
          • SG-302 Snowfall
          • SG-704 Peppermint Speckta-Clear
          • SW-301 Iron Wash
          • SW-001 Stoneware Clear
          • SW-106 Alabaster

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-110 Liner
          • CB-404 Pointed Round
          • CB-604 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • Tile or Pallet
          • Clean-Up Tool
          • Synthetic Sponge
          Mid-Range|Molds|Home Décor|Holiday 407|408|446|445
          46382 Noel Plate noel-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/noel-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb131_noel_og-gold_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Use a damp Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the plate to remove any dust.
          2. Apply 3 coats of FN-001 White to the entire plate. Let dry.
          3. Use Scissors to cut out pattern. Using AC-230 Clay Carbon and a pencil to transfer the pattern to the plate. Align the pattern to where the center line divides the plate into equal parts. The pattern will aid you with the approximate positioning with the noted dotted lines for the edge of the plate.
          4. Using CB-404 Pointed Round tipped with SC-93 Honey Dew List to shade the left inner edge of the peppermint.
          5. Use CB-110 Liner to paint in the middle lines radiating from the center of the peppermint with SC-26 Green Thumb. 1 to 2 coats of color will be needed for solid coverage. To paint in the two other lines, use SC-73 Candy Apple Red with the same brush. Outline the peppermint with SC-73.
          6. Use CB-404 Pointed Round and CB-110 Liner to paint in the yellow portions of the lettering with 2-3 coats of SC-24 Dandelion.
          7. Use the ¾” Blue Masking Tape to section off the lower section of the pattern. The bottom edge of the tape will run along the top edge of the marked off lower portion of the pattern. Make sure the tape is completely adhered to the surface of the ware to prevent bleeding of the color.
          8. Apply 2-3 coats of SP-74 Speckled Hot Tamale using any brush listed to apply the color. Make sure that the crystal specks in the color are evenly dispersed on the background area. Once the third coat of color has been applied and has dried to a dark dull look, you can remove the tape before the color has completely dried to overcome any chipping of the color.
          9. Detail the lettering with SC-15 Tuxedo using CB-110 Liner. 1-2 coats should be enough to achieve solid coverage. This is where you can clean up any edges in the lettering and background areas. Water down some SC-15 and very lightly outline the outer edge of the peppermint with one coat of color.
          10. Stilt and Fire the plate to Shelf Cone 05-06.
          11. Clean the area to apply the Gold Luster with the Denatured Alcohol and lint free cloth. Let dry before applying the Gold Luster.
          12. Using the OB-916 G #6 Filbert Brush to apply OG-805 Gold Luster to the rim of the plate. Load the brush with the Gold Luster and hold the side of the brush along the plate’s rim to achieve a fine border line. You can use a Q-Tip swab in the same manner to apply the Gold Luster. Use OA-901 Essence to clean the Gold Luster Brush.
          13. Stilt and Fire the plate to Shelf Cone 018.

          Form

          • MB-131 Oval Plate

          Colors

          • FN-001 White
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-24 Dandelion
          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
          • SC-93 Honey Dew List

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-110 Liner
          • CB-404 Pointed Round
          • CB-602 Soft Fan
          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • OB-916G #6 Filbert

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Q-tip Swab (optional)
          • Denatured Alcohol 91%
          • Lint Free cloth
          • Blue masking tape
          • Pattern
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Table Top|Holiday 406|403|460|461|462
          46379 Stoneware Pear Plate stoneware-pear-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/stoneware-pear-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/pear-dish_sw155_sw193_sw513_2_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Roll out a slap of B-Mix Stoneware Clay to a ¼” thickness larger than the pattern and enough to make the leaf onto the Canvas Fabric.
          2. Cut out the pattern with the Scissors. Trace the edge of the patterns onto the clay. Using a Fettling Knife to cut out the clay shapes.
          3. Make coils of clay approximately ½”-3/4” in diameter. You will need enough coils to fit around the edge of the pear shape. Score the surface edges of the pear slab and the coils using a Scoring Tool. Apply some slip/slurry with a brush to the scored edge of the pear and coil. Use a flat board or surface to press and adhere the coil to the slab. This enforces the adhering of the two surface and creates the flat top edge on the pear. Shape and wedge the edges of the coil onto the flat pear shape. The inner surface edge of the pear should be a gentle slope.
          4. Make a trapezoid shape with clay for the stem of the pear. Score the edges and use the slip/slurry to attach the pieces.
          5. Use a Modeling Tool to incise the center and radiating veins to the leaf. Slightly fold the leaf into along the center vein. Give the leaf a bit of a twist as well for movement. Score the back edge of the leaf and where you are going to apply it to the pear. Use the slip/slurry to attach the leaf to the wear. Use the Modeling tools to wedge the edges of the leaf and stem to the pear’s outer surface. Let the piece dry flat until at least leather hard stage at a minimum.
          6. Once the ware has dried to the leather-hard stage. Use the modeling tools to further shape the inside and outer edges of the ware. Use a dampened Synthetic Sponge to smooth out the surfaces. You can weigh down the center of the ware with a weight to aid in keeping the ware from warping. Cover in plastic to slow down the drying process if needed.
          7. Let the ware to completely dry before firing.
          8. Fire to Shelf Cone 04-05.
          9. Apply 3 coats of SW-155 Winter Wood to the inside area of the plate using CB-604 Soft Fan. You can extend one coat with few crystals to the top edge of the plate rim.
          10. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-14 Java Bean to the stem using CB-404 Pointed Round.
          11. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-27 to the top rim and sides of the pear plate using CB-604 Soft Fan. Do not extend the color to the very bottom edge of the plate. Keep the color about 1/8” from the bottom.
          12. Apply 2-3 coats of SW-193 Ivy to the leaf using CB-404 Pointed Round. Back off the second and third coats of glaze where the leaf and SC-27 meet along the outside surface of the pear. This glaze can flow during the firing.
          13. Use a Synthetic Sponge to remove any glaze from the bottom of the plate. Make sure to keep a 1/8” separation from the glaze and the bottom.
          14. Fire flat to a Shelf Cone 5-6. Do not stilt the ware. Make sure the bottom of the piece is fully placed on a shelf surface.

          Form

          • Cone 5-6 Moist Stoneware Clay. Smooth B-Mix without grog/sand.

          Colors

          • SC-14 Java Bean
          • SC-27 Sour Apply
          • SW-155 Winter Wood
          • SW-193 Ivy

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-404 Pointed Round
          • CB-604 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • Modeling Tools
          • Scoring Tool
          • Fettling Knife
          • Rolling Pin
          • Canvas Fabric
          • Scissors
          • Slip/slurry made from the clay
          • Small cup for slip/slurry
          • Pattern
          Mid-Range 407
          46375 Snow Owl Platter snow-owl-platter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/snow-owl-platter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/mb1307_ez-stroke_owl_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Use a dampened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the ware to remove any dust or debris.
          2. Using CB-608 Soft Fan to apply 3-4 even smooth coats of FN-301 Marshmallow White to the entire front and back surfaces. Let dry.
          3. Cut off the edges of the paper around the pattern with the Scissors. Use AC-230 Clay Carbon and a pencil to transfer the pattern. The detail in the leaves/needles doesn’t need to be individually drawn in, just draw in some movement lines to show the placement and direction of them. Save the pattern for later use.
          4. On a Tile or Pallet thin the all the E-Z Strokes excluding EZ031 to a brushing consistency.
          5. Use CB-310 Flat Shader side loaded (1/4 loaded) with EZ047 Thundercloud Grey to the inner edges of the pattern. Use the pattern for guidance. Notice that some areas around the inner edge of the owl is wider and heavier than others. Shade over the eye, the feathers around the beak and neck. Shade under each layer of wing feathers. Shade the leg and feet feathers.
          6. Starting with the bottom edge of the tail feathers, use CB-602 Soft Fan loaded with some thinned EZ047 Thundercloud Grey to apply color to the tail section. This color should fade out about the middle of the lower chest area. Shade the other wing sections as well with the same color fading the color as you move up the wing sections concentrating the color to the wing tips using CB-602 Soft Fan.
          7. Paint in EZ026 Yellow Orange to the iris of the eye using CB-110 Liner. Shade the eye with EZ036 Orange and thinned EZ011 Siena Brown. Paint in the pupil with EZ012 Cobalt Black. Paint in a line of EZ047 Thundercloud Grey over the eye using the Liner brush. Add a finer line of EZ012 Cobalt Black to accent the eye lid. Use some thinned EZ047 and EZ034 to paint in the beak and then detail and shade half with thinned EZ012.
          8. To paint in the markings in the chest and wing feathers mix a bit of EZ012 Cobalt Black into EZ047 Thundercloud Grey to darken and then thin with a bit of water. Paint in the markings in the wing and tail feather as well as the chest feathers using CB-308 Flat Shader. To darken these markings, use some thinned EZ012 Cobalt Black. You can always go back over an area with thinned color to further darken and area but it is hard to remove to dark of a color once it is applied.
          9. Apply a thin wash of EZ011 Sienna Brown to the branches and pine cone (oval) shapes using CB-404 Pointed Round. Do not paint the branches to the full end of the branch at this time. Detail the grain markings in the branches with EZ055 Brick using CB-110 Liner. Add a few detail lines of EZ010 French Brown keeping this color towards the lower half of the branches and finally add a thinned EZ012 line to the bottom edge of the branch. The pine cones use the same colors to add the detail in them. This detail is a simple line in an alternating layer of lines using EZ055 then darken slightly with EZ010.
          10. The leaves/needles of the tree are painted using CB-308 Flat Shader fully loaded with EZ-071 Dark Olive. To add depth, pick up some EZ-042 in the brush and stroke is some leaves/needles. Use the brush to the fullest when stroking in the leaves/needles. Some of the strokes are “C” strokes or side strokes with the brush. Vary the placement and stroke as you paint in the leaves/needles. Once the leaves/needles are painted use CB-110 Liner to add some branches back in between the leaves/needles. Break up this detail to make it appear that they are amongst them.
          11. Use a thin mixture of EZ047 and EZ012 to outline the bird and detail the feather separations using CB-110 Liner. Check the overall look of the bird to see if you need any accent lines or added depth to the feathers around the beak, chest and wing marking. Use this thinned mixture to add these details.
          12. In a small container, mix some EZ031 Light Blue to a 2:1 ratio of water to color. Fill the cup reservoir with color to test the air brush and color on a piece of scrap paper before painting the sky. You can cut out the owl portion of the pattern to use as a black out stencil to facilitate getting the color around the owl. Use a piece of blue masking tape to affix the cutout stencil so it won’t move during the air brushing of the sky. Once the reservoir cup is loaded and full, apply the color to the sky area of the platter. This may take 2-3 coats or passing with the air brushing color for color saturation. Make sure you use an approved protective face mask and the backdraft ventilation system when spraying the color.
          13. Stilt and Fire the Platter to Shelf Cone 05-06.

          Form

          • SB-103 Wavy Mug

          Colors

          • FN-301 Marshmallow White
          • EZ010 French Brown
          • EZ011 Siena Brown
          • EZ012 Cobalt
          • EZ026 Yellow Orange
          • EZ031 Light Blue
          • EZ036 Orange
          • EZ042 Teal
          • EZ047 Thundercloud Grey
          • EZ055 Brick
          • EZ071 Dark Olive

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-110 Liner
          • CB-308 Flat Shader
          • CB-310 Flat Shader
          • CB-404 Pointed Round
          • CB-602 Soft Fan
          • CB-608 Soft Fan
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • Pallet or Tile
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Blue Masking tape
          • Pattern
          • Airbrush with air power source (You need to wear an approved protective face mask during use as well as a backdraft venting system.)
          Duncan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Table Top 874|406|403|460|461
          46373 Winter Soup Bowl winter-soup-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/winter-soup-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb141_winter_sw501_ac302_sw510_sw152_spoon_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust from bisque using wet sponge.
          2. Apply vinyl word decals to rim of bowl. Using round #6 brush (RB-116) apply 2 coats SW-501 White Gloss over lettering.
          3. Once dried, apply thin coat of AC-302 Wax Resist to words using RB-110 10/0 dedicated solely for wax work. Let wax dry completely before next step.
          4. Using #4 fan brush (RB-144) apply 3 coats SW-510 Blue Gloss to rim and underside of bowl.
          5. Inside of bowl apply 2 coats SW-152 Blue Splatterware to top ½ of bowl using #4 fan brush (RB-144).
          6. Using #4 fan brush (RB-144) apply 2 coats SW-501 White Gloss to bottom of bowl.
          7. Apply word decal to bottom of bowl. With round #6 brush (RB-116) ombre SW-152 Blue Splatterware to top ½ of word and SW-510 Blue Gloss to bottom ½ of word.
          8. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-103 Wavy Mug

          Colors

          • SW-501 White Gloss
          • SW-510 Blue Gloss
          • SW-152 Blue Splatterware

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush
          • RB-116 #6 Round brush
          • AC-302 Wax Resist

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • Vinyl Decals (Cricut brand)
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46371 Night Moth over Norse Blue Wavy Mug night-moth-over-norse-blue-wavy-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/night-moth-over-norse-blue-wavy-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb103_sw166_under_sw181_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust off bisque using wet sponge.
          2. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats SW-166 Norse Blue to entire mug and handle.
          3. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats SW-181 Night Moth to top ⅔ of the body of mug.
          4. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-103 Wavy Mug

          Colors

          • SW-166 Norse Blue
          • SW-181 Night Moth

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-140 #8 Soft Fan brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46369 Amaryllis over Sand Dollar Todd Mug amaryllis-over-sand-dollar-todd-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/amaryllis-over-sand-dollar-todd-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb136_sw196_under_sw192_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust off bisque with wet sponge.
          2. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 2 coats SW-196 Sand Dollar to entire mug including handle.
          3. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats SW-192 Amaryllis to entire mug including handle.
          4. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-136 Todd Mug

          Colors

          • SW-196 Sand Dollar
          • SW-192 Amaryllis

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-140 #8 Soft Fan brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46363 Silkscreen and Peacock Oval Platter silkscreen-and-peacock-oval-platter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/silkscreen-and-peacock-oval-platter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb118_sw401_sc76_sc11_sw189_sw501_sw510_dss0164_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust off bisque with damp sponge.
          2. With AC-220 Detailer Bottle filled with SW-401 Light Flux, apply 2 rows of “W”s to the right side of the platter.
          3. Using AC-220 Detailer Bottle filled with SC-76 Cara-bein Blue and SC-11 Blue Yonder, place alternating color dots inside the loops on top and bottom “W”s.
          4. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats SW-189 Cenote over right side of plate, covering flux and Stroke & Coat and to the bottom of the platter.
          5. On left side of platter apply 2 coats SW-501 White Gloss.
          6. On left side of platter, place DSS-0164 Continuous Swirls.
          7. On plate, mix SW-510 Blue Gloss with small amount of AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Mix into a paste.
          8. Applying with finger, push color through silkscreen.
          9. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-118 12″ Oval Platter

          Colors

          • SW-401 Light Flux
          • SC-76 Cara-bein Blue
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SW-189 Cenote
          • SW-501 White Gloss
          • SW-501 White Gloss

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-140 #8 Soft Fan brush
          • CB-408 #8 Pointed Round
          • AC-220 Detailer Bottle (3)
          • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
          • DSS-0164 Continuous Swirls

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46360 Let It Snow Mug let-it-snow-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/let-it-snow-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb140_ug_sw166_sw165_let-it-snow_decal_2._web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe away dust with sponge.
          2. With #4 soft fan brush (RB-144) ombre UG-51 China White and UG -72 Wedgewood Blue, light to dark on center message part of mug.
          3. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB-144) apply 3 coats SW-166 Norse Blue to inside, rim and handle of mug.
          4. Using #4 soft fan brush (RB-144) apply 3 coats of SW-166 Norse Blue. With same size brush apply 3 coats of SW-165 Lavender Mist over Norse Blue.
          5. Apply decal lettering and snowflakes to message part and rim of mug.
          6. Using #8 round brush (RB-118) fill in lettering and snowflakes with UG-1 Kings Blue and UG-51 China White to snowflakes on rim.
          7. Apply 2 coats SW-001 Stoneware clear to message part of mug.
          8. Fire to cone 6.
          9. After mug has cooled, wipe mug with rubbing alcohol where overglaze will be applied. Let dry completely. Using #0 Lining silver overglaze brush (OB-910W) apply dots of OG802 White Gold overglaze to tips of snowflake and lettering. Let dry completely before second fire.
          10. Fire mug to cone 018.

          Form

          • SB-140 Message Mug

          Colors

          • UG-51 China White
          • UG -72 Wedgewood Blue
          • SW-166 Norse Blue
          • UG-1 Kings Blue
          • UG-51 China White
          • SW-001 Stoneware Clear
          • OG802 White Gold

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-118 #8 Round brush
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush
          • OB-910W #0 Silver Lining Overglaze brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • Decal Lettering and Snowflakes
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46357 Desert Dusk Loaf Pan desert-dusk-loaf-pan https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/desert-dusk-loaf-pan/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb142_sw180_sw401_sc101_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust off bisque with wet sponge.
          2. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats SW-180 Desert Dusk all over bottom of pan and up ⅔ of side.
          3. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 1 heavy coat SW-401 Light Flux ⅓ down inside of dish, very slightly overlapping SW-180 Desert Dusk.
          4. Using detailer bottle AC-220 filled with SW-401 Light Flux and another filled with SC-101 Spruce It Up and apply random “plops” of Light Flux and Spruce It Up along top rim of pan.
          5. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-142 Loaf Pan

          Colors

          • SW-180 Desert Dusk
          • AC-220 Detailer Tips & Bottle (1)

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-140 #8 Soft Fan brush
          • CB-408 #8 Pointed Round

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46355 Beach Mug beach-mug https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/beach-mug/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb109_sw100-sw150-sw201-sw194-sw176_props_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust off bisque with wet sponge.
          2. Using #4 fan brush (RB-144) apply 3 coats SW-100 Blue Surf to entire inside of mug and top ¼ of mug on the outside rim and top of handle.
          3. Using #8 fan brush (CB-408) apply 3 coats SW-150 Celadon Bloom under Blue Surf, overlapping the 2 slightly to body of mug and handle.
          4. Using #8 fan brush (CB-408) apply 3 coats SW-201 Turquoise under Celadon Bloom, overlapping the 2 slightly to body of mug and handle.
          5. Using pointed round brush (CB-404) apply 1 very fine thin coat of SW-194 Nimbus to body of mug and handle.
          6. Using #8 fan brush (CB-408) apply 2 coats SW-176 Sandstone to bottom ¼ of cup body and handle.
          7. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-109 Lisa Mug

          Colors

          • SW-100 Blue Surf
          • SW-150 Celadon Bloom
          • SW-201 Turquoise
          • SW-194 Nimbus
          • SW-176 Sandstone

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush
          • CB-408 #8 Pointed Round

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46353 Ivy and Frosted Lemon Au Gratin Dish ivy-and-frosted-lemon-au-gratin-dish https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/ivy-and-frosted-lemon-au-gratin-dish/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb115_sw193_sw169_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust off bisque with wet sponge.
          2. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats SW-193 Ivy on the diagonal on ½ of the inside of the bowl and 2 coats SW-193 Ivy on outside of dish.
          3. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats SW-169 Frosted Lemon overlapping SW-193 Ivy about 1.5” to inside and outside of dish on diagonal.
          4. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-115 Au Gratin Dish

          Colors

          • SW-193 Ivy
          • SW-169 Frosted Lemon

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-140 #8 Soft Fan brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46348 Rose Quartz and Indigo Rain Nesting Bowls rose-quartz-and-indigo-rain-nesting-bowls https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/rose-quartz-and-indigo-rain-nesting-bowls/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb123_sb124_sb125_sw198_sw153_sc_sw401_2_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing

          Large Nesting Bowl

          1. Wipe dust off bisque with wet sponge
          2. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 2 coats SW-198 Rose Quartz all over inside of bowl and 1 coat SW-198 Rose Quartz in alternating stripes inside bowl.
          3. Using detailer bottles AC-220 filled with SC-28 Blue Isle and SC-101 Spruce It Up place alternating color dots along outside rim of bowl, about 1” long.
          4. Under the Stroke and Coat dots using #4 fan brush (RB-144), apply 1 inch line of SW-401 Light Flux.
          5. Cover entire outside of bowl with 3 coats SW-166 Norse Blue followed by 3 coats of SW-153 Indigo Rain.
          6. Fire to cone 6.

          Medium Nesting Bowl

          1. Wipe dust off bisque with wet sponge.
          2. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 2 coats SW-198 Rose Quartz all over inside of bowl and 1 coat SW-198 Rose Quartz in alternating stripes inside bowl.
          3. Using detailer bottle AC-220 filled with SC-103 Lavendear and SC-104 Grape Expectations place alternating color dots along outside rim of bowl, about 1” long.
          4. Under the Stroke and Coat dots using #4 fan brush (RB-144) apply 1 inch line of SW-401 Light Flux.
          5. Cover entire outside of bowl with 3 coats SW-165 Lavender Mist followed by 3 coats of SW-153 Indigo Rain.
          6. Fire to cone 6.

          Small Nesting Bowl

          1. Wipe dust off bisque with wet sponge.
          2. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 2 coats SW-198 Rose Quartz all over inside of bowl and 1 coat SW-198 Rose Quartz in alternating stripes inside bowl.
          3. Using detailer bottle AC-220 filled with SC-3 Wine About It and SC-100 Makin’ Me Blush place alternating color dots along outside rim of bowl, about 1” long.
          4. Under the Stroke and Coat dots using #4 fan brush (RB-144) apply 1 inch line of SW-401 Light Flux.
          5. Cover entire outside of bowl with 3 coats SW-177 Raspberry Mist followed by 3 coats of Indigo Rain SW-153.
          6. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-123 Large Nesting Bowl
          • SB-124 Medium Nesting Bowl
          • SB-125 Small Nesting Bowl

          Colors

          • Large Nesting Bowl
            • SW-198 Rose Quartz
            • SC-28 Blue Isle
            • SC-101 Spruce It Up
            • SW-401 Light Flux
            • SW-166 Norse Blue
            • SW-153 Indigo Rain
          • Medium Nesting Bowl
            • SW-198 Rose Quartz
            • SC-103 Lavendear
            • SC-104 Grape Expectations
            • SW-401 Light Flux
            • SW-165 Lavender Mist
            • SW-153 Indigo Rain
          • Smal Nesting Bowl
            • SW-198 Rose Quartz
            • SC-3 Wine About It
            • SC-100 Makin’ Me Blush
            • SW-401 Light Flux
            • SW-177 Raspberry Mist’
            • SW-153 Indigo Rain

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-140 #8 Soft Fan brush
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush
          • AC-220 Detailer Bottle (2 each bowl)

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46346 Holiday Casserole Dish holiday-casserole-dish https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/holiday-casserole-dish/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb144_ug-transfer_winter_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe away dust with damp sponge.
          2. In a dish, pour a liberal amount of UG-72 Wedgewood Blue and UG-51 China White.
          3. Using a #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats of UG-51 in a square in the middle of the dish.
          4. Using a #8 fan brush (RB-140) ombre UG-72 and UG-51 over the entire center of the dish (excluding the center square) going dark to light.
          5. Using a #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats of UG-97 Bright Blue to rim, handles and outside of dish.
          6. Apply underglaze transfer to lower half of dish.
          7. Apply vinyl decal wording and snowflakes to center square.
          8. Using 1/2″ oval brush (CB-425) apply UG-90 Green Mist and UG-206 Fire Engine Red over lettering
          9. Using pointed round #6 (CB-406) apply dots of UG-90 Green Mist, UG-206 Fire Engine Red and SW-502 Yellow Gloss to words and trees.
          10. Using 1/2 “ oval brush (CB-425) fill in snowflakes with UG-72 Wedgewood Blue UG-97 Bright Blue.
          11. Use a #8 fan brush (RB-140) to apply SW-001 Stoneware clear over entire piece.
          12. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-144 9 x 13 Casserole

          Colors

          • UG-72 Wedgewood Blue
          • UG-51 China White
          • UG-97 Bright Blue
          • UG-90 Green Mist
          • UG-206 Fire Engine Red
          • UG-90 Green Mist
          • UG-206 Fire Engine Red
          • SW-502 Yellow Gloss
          • UG-72 Wedgewood Blue
          • SW-001 Stoneware Clear

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-140 #8 Soft Fan brush
          • CB-425 1/2″ Oval brush
          • CB-406 #6 Pointed Round brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • Underglaze transfer (from Sanbao)
          • Vinyl decals (from Cricut)
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46349 Sea Salt and Blue Surf Loaf Pan sea-salt-and-blue-surf-loaf-pan https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/sea-salt-and-blue-surf-loaf-pan/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb142_sw118_sw100_sw401_web.jpg Elizabeth Downing
          1. Wipe dust off bisque with wet sponge.
          2. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats SW-118 Sea Salt all over inside of dish, including top rim.
          3. Using #8 fan brush (RB-140) apply 3 coats SW-100 Blue Surf all over outside of dish.
          4. Using detailer bottle AC-220 filled with SW-401 Light Flux  apply thin line of flux along inside rim of dish.
          5. With oval brush (CB-425) apply random “plops” of SW-100 Blue Surf and “plops” of SW-401 Light Flux on top rim of dish.
          6. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-142 Loaf Pan

          Colors

          • SW-118 Sea Salt
          • SW-100 Blue Surf
          • SW-401 Light Flux

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-140 #8 Soft Fan brush
          • CB-425 1/2″ Oval brush

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          46343 Shades of Fall Teapot shades-of-fall-teapot https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/shades-of-fall-teapot/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/sb127_shades_of_fall_teapot_decorated_web.jpg David Hoff
          1. Check the ware over for blemishes and if any are present lightly sand with the 100-girt sandpaper.
          2. Damp sponge the ware on the outside and pour a small amount of water to the inside of the piece. Swirl this water around and drain off. This will remove any fired dust that may be on the inside of the ware.
          3. Cover the hole in the teapot spout with a piece of Blue Tape.
          4. Into the paper cup place the Tu Tu Tango Stroke and Coat and thin with water to a cream flowing consistency. Thoroughly mix with Palette Knife.
          5. Pour the thinned Tu Tu Tango into the teapot and roll the inside. Make sure the Stroke ‘n Coat fills the spout and that the color covers the total inside area to the teapot.
          6. For the inside of the lid it is easier to brush three coats of the Tu Tu Tango.
            1. Special Note: Make sure that inner rim of the teapot and the outer rim of the lid do not have any Stroke ‘n Coat applied. If any color is on these areas, when fired, the pieces will fuse together. Remove any color present, with a damp sponge.
          7. Set the piece aside to dry. Note, the Clay Carbon will not work on damp or wet ware.
          8. Cut the provided pattern apart.
          9. Using the provided pattern, clay carbon and red pen, trace the design onto the ware. The large pattern is applied to both sides of the teapot. Smaller three leaves to the lid.
          10. Place a small amount of the needed Fundamentals, on the page protector palette.
          11. If needed add a drop or two of water to the underglaze colors.
          12. Before applying the color, lightly sketch in the center vein line down each leaf.
          13. The Pointed Rounds are used to pull in the strokes for the leaves. Size of the brush is a personal choice. Try out all three to determine which brush or brushes work well for you.
          14. To complete the leaves, use the color photo as a guide. Note: how the leaves are a multitude of the different colors, which are placed on the palette. When applying the colors reload the Round as desired and rarely rinse the previously applied colors out of the brush. By not rinsing you will truly achieve a blending of colors. Please note: if the brush does become over loaded with color, you may need to rinse and blot dry the Round before reloading. In most cases, three to four colors are loaded on the brush.
          15. It should be noted that the leaves usually have two or three color tones on the leaf. Leaves can be yellowish and then greens are added. Or the leaves can be Orange in tone with red throughout the orange. The more variety of colors tones applied, the more natural the leave will appear; as long and the colors are smoothly blended together.
          16. Here are some examples of loading the Round:
            1. Load with Bright Yellow, side load with Squash Yellow, side load other side with Harvest Gold and tip with Orange.
            2. Load with Pear Green, side load with Apple Green and tip with Spring Green.
            3. Load with Orange Sorbet, side load with Orange, and side load the other side with Flame Red.
            4. To change the look, load in Flame Red, side load in Orange and tip in Orange Sorbet.
            5. Be cautious when using Forest Green, Cinnamon and Chocolate. These colors are very dark and should be used sparingly.
          17. When completing the Oak leaves use pressure strokes. Start pulling in color from the tip of the leaf toward the leaf’s base. When doing the side segments of the leaf, work from the rounded outside edge inward to the sketched in center line. Reload as needed and press, pull and lift the colors in place and have the strokes over-lap one another. As the colors are stroked in, blend out any heavy ridges of color. One to two coats are needed. A second will often insure easier blending. Complete all of the leaves.
          18. The acorns are completed as follows with the smaller Round:
            1. Block in one side of the acorn bottom with Bright Yellow and the other side with Pear Green. Two coats will be needed and blend the colors together. Allow to dry.
            2. Apply two coats of Spiced Brown to the caps of each acorn. Allow to dry.
            3. To the top of the acorn (not the cap) float in Harvest Gold that has been side loaded onto a water-dampened #4 Round. This will add shading under the cap
            4. Side load the water-dampened #4 Round with Cinnamon. Proceed to float color on to the top of the cap. Darken the small round nub in the middle of the cap.
          19. Place French Brown on the palette and thin as needed to milk-like consistency.
          20. Fully load the #2 Detail Liner with Spiced Brown, side load with Chocolate and tip generously with the thinned French Brown. Pull in the stem work throughout the background of the design by laying the Liner almost flat and slightly rotating the brush between fingers. Start at the heavier section of the stem and pull, rotate and lift off as the narrow ends of the branches are approached.
          21. Proceed to outline the leaves, add center and side veins, pull out finer stems connecting the acorns to the design and outline the acorns. Use the #2 Detail Liner loaded with both thinned Chocolate and French Brown. Be sure to add crisscrossed lines at the top of the acorn cap.
          22. Sign the piece with French Brown.
          23. Place the ware on a kiln washed shelf and fire to cone 6.
          24. Remove piece and if the lid appears stuck, lightly tap to loosen. High-fired pieces sometime will stick together during the firing.
          25. The piece can lightly be sanded with 100-grit sandpaper to polish slightly.

          Form

          • 6×6 ” Tile

          Colors

          • SC-88 Tu Tu Tango
          • UG-22 Spring Green
          • UG-31 Chocolate
          • UG-46 Bright Yellow
          • UG-57 Spiced Brown
          • UG-58 Harvest Gold
          • UG-68 Apple Green
          • UG-85 Orange Sorbet
          • UG-203 Squash Yellow
          • UG-204 Orange
          • UG-207 Flame Red
          • UG-210 Forest Green
          • UG-213 Cinnamon
          • UG-218 Pear Green
          • EZ010 French Brown

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-220 #2 Detail Liner
          • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
          • CB-406 #6 Pointed Round
          • CB 408 #8 Pointed Round – opitional
          • CB-425 ½” Oval

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • 100-grit sandpaper
          • 3 oz paper cup (1)
          • AC-320 Clay Carbon
          • Blue Tape
          • Heavy Duty Plastic Page Protector
          • Or Glazed Tile for Palette
          • Paper Towel
          • Red Pen
          • Scissors
          • Water Bowl
          • Palette Knife
          • Pattern
          MCP Projects (Private) 1129
          45999 Fall Hammered Tile – School Show Make & Take fall-hammered-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/fall-hammered-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/tile_paper_painting_leaf_pumpkin_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Fall-Hammered-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Cut out the pattern on the outer edge of each section of the pumpkin and the outer edge of each leaf. You can also use your own design.
          3. Place some SC-6 Sunkissed and SC-74 Hot Tamale on a palette.
          4. Take a piece of Plastic Wrap and pull the ends of the Plastic Wrap corner to corner to create a puff like pouncer. You will need to this only once for the project, but is used for all the colors.
          5. Pick up some of SC-6 Sunkissed with the Plastic Wrap, pounce the SC-6 Sunkissed on to the tile moving across the tile till there is no bisque showing. While the Sunkissed is still wet, pick up some SC-74 Hot Tamale on the pouncer then dab onto the tile evenly creating a blend of the two colors.
          6. While the color is still wet (this is a must) place the pattern pieces onto the tile lightly pressing them down.
          7. Take a piece of paper towel and lay on top of the tile them press to make the pattern stick to the color and absorb any excess color.
          8. Place some SC-15 Tuxedo onto the palette. Using the same piece of Plastic Wrap, pounce the SC-15 Tuxedo over the top and sides of the tile. This will create a hammered look to the final glaze finish.
          9. Before the glaze dries, carefully remove the paper pattern. Allow to dry!
          10. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6×6 ” Tile

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale

          Decorating Accessories

          • Plastic Wrap

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Palette
          • Scissors
          • Paper Towel
          • Pattern
          • Water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45995 Elements over Foundations Chicken and Sunflower – School Show Workshop elements-over-foundations-chicken-and-sunflower https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/elements-over-foundations-chicken-and-sunflower/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/tile_el_over_fn_chicken_sunflower_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Elements-over-Foundations-Chicken-and-Sunflower.pdf

          Sunflower:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-009 Black, apply 2 coats to the front and sides of the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. As soon as glaze is dry to the touch, place the sunflower pattern on the front of the tile. Trace over the pattern with the pencil. You should be able to see a faint line in the glaze. Don’t press down so hard that you start to see bisque. Remove the pattern.
          4. Using the Detail Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist, trace over the pattern on the front of the tile. Make a line going around the edge of the tile.
          5. Using the Script Liner with EL-128 Wheat, apply 1 coat to the inner flower petals.
          6. Using the Script Liner with EL-143 Cactus Flower, apply 1 coat to the outer flower petals and outer section of the center.
          7. Using the Script Liner with EL-142 Grass apply 1 coat to inner portion of the center, the stem, and leaves.
          8. Using the Script Liner with EL-130 Sea Green, apply 1 coat to the background.
          9. Repeat Steps 5-8.
          10. Repeat Steps 5-8, but only apply the glaze to the center portion of each section (the inner area ¼” from the edge of each section). It does not have to be exact, just do not glaze right next to the wax line.
          11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

           

          Chicken:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-009 Black, apply 2 coats to the front and sides of the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. As soon as glaze is dry to the touch, place the Chicken pattern on the front of the tile. Trace over the pattern with the pencil. You should be able to see a faint line in the glaze. Don’t press down so hard that you start to see bisque. Remove the pattern.
          4. Using the Detail Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist, trace over the pattern on the front of the tile. Make a line going around the edge of the tile.
          5. Using the Script Liner with EL-128 Wheat, apply 1 coat to the head and wing.
          6. Using the Script Liner with EL-143 Cactus Flower, apply 1 coat to the body, comb, and beak.
          7. Using the Script Liner with EL-142 Grass apply 1 coat to the tail.
          8. Using the Script Liner with EL-130 Sea Green, apply 1 coat to the background.
          9. Repeat Steps 5-8.
          10. Repeat Steps 5-8, but only apply the glaze to the center portion of each section (the inner area ¼” from the edge of each section). It does not have to be exact, just do not glaze right next to the wax line.
          11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6×6 ” Tile

          Colors

          • EL-128 Wheat
          • EL-130 Sea Green
          • EL-142 Grass
          • EL-143 Cactus Flower
          • FN-009 Black

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-302 Wax Resist
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-100 #0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45524 Jungle Gem Facet-ini Monkey, Teddy Bear, and Chicken jungle-gem-facet-ini-monkey-teddy-bear-and-chicken https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/jungle-gem-facet-ini-monkey-teddy-bear-and-chicken/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/MB1603_MB1604_MB1605_cg_sc_3_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Monkey

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Draw pupils in the eyes with a pencil.
          4. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply a dot to each pupil.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-102 Just Peachy, apply 3 coats the face and belly. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the hands, feet, and inner ears. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply 2 coats to the pads of the feet. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with CG-982 Mixed Melon, apply 2 coats to the rest of the body. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the eyes, nose holes, and mouth.
          11. Fire to cone 06.

          Teddy Bear

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Draw pupils in the eyes with a pencil.
          4. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply a dot to each pupil.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-102 Just Peachy, apply 3 coats the hands and feet. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the nose and 2 coats to the pads of the feet. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-101 Spruce It Up, apply 3 coats to the inner ears, muzzle, belly, and facet around the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with CG-981 Fruity Freckles, apply 2 coats to the rest of the body. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the eyes and mouth.
          11. Fire to cone 06.

          Chicken

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply 2 coats to the eyes. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Draw pupils in the eyes with a pencil.
          4. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Detail Liner with SC-16 Cotton Tail, apply a dot to each pupil.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-103 Lavendear, apply 3 coats the head and lower wing feathers. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel, apply 3 coats to the beak and feet. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-33 Fruit of the Vine, apply 3 coats to the comb, waddle, and upper wing feathers. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with CG-998 Pink Pixie, apply 2 coats to the rest of the chicken. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the eyes and make a line separating the top and bottom of the beak.
          11. Fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1604 Monkey Facet-ini
          • MB-1605 Teddy Bear Facet-ini

          Colors

          • Monkey
            • CG-982 Mixed Melon
            • SC-15 Tuxedo
            • SC-16 Cotton Tail
            • SC-74 Hot Tamale
            • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
            • SC-102 Just Peachy
          • Teddy Bear
            • CG-981 Fruity Freckles
            • SC-15 Tuxedo
            • SC-16 Cotton Tail
            • SC-74 Hot Tamale
            • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
            • SC-101 Spruce It Up
            • SC-102 Just Peachy
          • Chicken
            • CG-998 Pink Pixie
            • SC-15 Tuxedo
            • SC-16 Cotton Tail
            • SC-33 Fruit of the Vine
            • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
            • SC-103 Lavendear

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          45650 Watercolor Silhouettes watercolor-silhouettes https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/watercolor-silhouettes/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_watercolor_silhouette_together_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PC24-Watercolor-Silhouettes.pdf
          1. Pre-print a variety of silhouettes for your students.
          2. Hand out prints and scissors and have them cut out the silhouette.
          3. Wipe off the tile with a damp sponge.
          4. Set aside cutouts and apply 2 coats of SC-15 over the whole tile.
          5. While the 2nd coat is still wet, place the cutout silhouette on the tile and apply a 3rd coat of SC-15.
          6. Allow to dry and apply 2 coats of SC-16.
          7. Set aside tile and get out the 6 cups and brushes.
          8. Pour a quarter size amount of red (SC-73), yellow (SC-6), and blue (SC-11) each in their own cup and set aside.
          9. Pour a dime size amount of both red and yellow in one cup, yellow and blue in one cup, and blue and red in the last cup.
          10. Pour a little water in each cup so the base of the cup is covered.
          11. Mix each color thoroughly with its own brush
          12. Hold your tile vertically and starting with the warm tones (Red, orange, yellow) drag the brush along one edge of the tile forcing the water and glaze to squeegee out of the brush.
          13. Rotate to a new edge and repeat previous step with cool colors (Green, Blue, Purple).
          14. Rotate again and repeat step 1.
          15. Rotate to the final side and repeat step 2.
          16. When the shine is gone from the wet glaze, peel up and remove the paper silhouette.
          17. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder

          Decorating Accessories

          • 6 CB-406 pointed round brushes
          • CB-604 Soft Fan brush
          • Printed silhouette

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Palette
          • Sponge
          • Scissors
          • Bowl of water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45652 Cheesecloth Mummy Tile cheesecloth-mummy-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/cheesecloth-mummy-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_cheesecloth_mummy_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PC24-Cheesecloth-Mummy.pdf
          1. Wipe bisque tile with damp sponge.
          2. Apply 2 coats of SC-35.
          3. While coat #2 is drying, crisscross the strips of cheesecloth across the tile. Leave a larger gap between the cloth in the top third of the piece for eyes.
          4. Apply a thinned down coat of SC-35 over the whole piece to seal in the cheesecloth.
          5. When the SC-35 has lost its shine, apply one coat of SC-46 over the whole piece.
          6. When the top coat has lost it’s shine, carefully peel back the cheesecloth.
          7. Allow to dry.
          8. Dip your fan brush back into SC-46 and remove most of the glaze onto a paper towel.
          9. Lightly sweep the fan brush over the piece to highlight the texture of the cloth.
          10. With the script liner brush, fill in the larger eye space with SC-15 and let dry.
          11. Add two circles of SC-16, let dry.
          12. Add two smaller circles of SC-7 over the white circles
          13. Add two smaller circles of SC-15 over the green circles.
          14. With the back end of the brush, place two small dots of SC-16 on each eye for highlights.
          15. Let dry, stilt, and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-35 Gray Hare
          • SC-46 Rawhide
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-7 Leapin’ Lizar

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan Brush
          • CB-106 Script Liner
          • 1” cheesecloth strips

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Bowl of water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Application Technique|Cheese Cloth 848|406|403|400|413
          45644 Fanciful Foundations Tile fanciful-foundations-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/fanciful-foundations-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_fanciful_foundations_feathers_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Wipe down tile with a damp sponge.
          2. Using your fan brush, apply three coats of FN-11.
          3. Allow to dry.
          4. With a script liner, create large swooping arcs with FN-42.
          5. Connect the arcs to form bending oblong feather shapes.
          6. Fill in with FN-42.
          7. When dry, add FN-36 to the center of the feathers, starting at one point and extending almost to the far end. Feather the color out for a fuzzy effect.
          8. Add accent lines of FN-37 to the feather at the tip and a few in the main part of the feather.
          9. Using the rounded back of a brush, dip into FN-49.
          10. Apply dots to the negative space around the feathers. Try to keep consistent spacing.
          11. Allow to dry.
          12. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • FN-37 Chartreuse
          • FN-11 Light Blue
          • FN-49 Flamingo
          • FN-36 Grape
          • FN-42 Teal Blue

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan Brush
          • CB-106 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Bowl of water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45648 Burnished Underglaze Sheridan Style Tile burnished-underglaze-sheridan-style-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/burnished-underglaze-sheridan-style-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_burnished_sheridan_style_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Using a fan brush, apply 3 coats of UG 31, alternating application direction.
          2. To burnish underglaze, the color needs to be slightly damp yet not tacky to the touch. Make a ball out of a few tissues (or soft cloth) then wrap one sheet over the ball creating a powder puff ball.
          3. When the color has lost its sheen from the final coat of underglaze and the color is still damp but not tacky, begin to polish the surface. If the tissue grabs the surface of the tile wait a couple of minutes more before polishing.
          4. Start out buffing the surface ever so lightly. Once the sheen starts to appear you can apply more pressure to the surface to a semi-gloss surface. The appearance should look like a polished wax surface.
          5. Let dry.
          6. Transfer the pattern using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon.
          7. Outline the transferred pattern lines and inside spaces with UG 34 using a thin liner brush.
          8. Fill in the outlines with UG 30 using the same liner brush.
          9. Fill in the flowers with UG 219.
          10. Go back with UG 34 and add line accents to create depth.
          11. Dip the rounded back end of a paintbrush in UG 34 to create the dots around the outside curves. Repeat over the top with UG219.
          12. When the underglaze has dried, go over the top of only the floral patterns with S2101 using a script liner brush.
          13. Allow to dry.
          14. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • UG-30 Sand
          • UG-31 Chocolate
          • UG-34 Chestnut Brown
          • UG-219 Marine Blue
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-110 Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 Script Liner
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • Soft cloth or tissue without moisturizer/lotion

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Palette
          • Sponge
          • Bowl of water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45641 Animal Print Jungle Gem Tile animal-print-jungle-gem-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/animal-print-jungle-gem-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_animal_print_cg_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Research animals with distinct repetitive markings and pick one that speaks to you. (Tigers, zebras, giraffes, etc)
          2. Find an image of the full body of the animal.
          3. Print the image in black and white to use as a reference.
          4. Choose a light colored Mayco Jungle Gems glaze (Cheetah sample uses CG-997 Seafoam).
          5. Apply three coats of glaze to your tile with a fan brush, allowing the layers to dry between coats.
          6. Remove any large crystals from the center of the tile. This will help your animal body not to become too distorted. Crystals removed can be reapplied or put back in the jar.
          7. Using the image of your chosen animal as a reference, glaze the animal print in the corners or along the bottom and top of the tile using the detail liner brush.
          8. Trying not to use any linework (though it may be used to distinguish small areas), use the pattern of the animal to recreate the shape of the animal’s body in the center of the tile.
          9. Stilt and fire the finished tile to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • light colored Mayco Jungle Gems glaze of your choice

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-202 Detail Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Palette
          • Sponge
          • Bowl of water
          • Paper Towels
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45640 Flower Garden Napkin Tile flower-garden-napkin-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/flower-garden-napkin-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_flower_garden_napkin_painting_web.jpg Bob Moreni https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PC24-Flower-Garden-Napkin-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.
          2. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          3. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of FN-001 White to the top of the tile.
          4. Allow it to dry.
          5. On the napkin, it is easier to work in sections for a larger piece. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner to stroke in the various Stroke & Coat colors. Follow the colors on the napkin, changing any pink flowers to SC-74 Hot Tamale.
          6. While the glaze is still damp on the napkin, place the painted side on the glazed tile. Pat the color. If the color is dry and not transferring to the tile, pat the back of the napkin with a damp sponge.
          7. Remove the paper napkin. The color should now be on the tile.
          8. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner to brush stroke over any of the color that did not transfer.
          9. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, accent the petals and leaves with SC-15 Tuxedo.
          10. Allow to dry.
          11. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-26 Green Thumb
          • SC-31 The Blues
          • SC-40 Blueberry Hill
          • SC-74 Hot Tamale
          • FN-001 White

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • RB-110 10/0 Liner brush
          • CB-106 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Napkin of Choice
          • Sponge
          • Bowl of water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45637 Buckwheat Harvesters Tile buckwheat-harvesters-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/buckwheat-harvesters-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_buckwheat_harvest_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Wipe tile with a damp sponge to clean.
          2. Apply two coats of FN-009 with a soft fan brush over the whole tile and allow to dry.
          3. Place pattern on tile and trace with a pencil. The design will be pressed into the soft glaze.
          4. Remove pattern and touch up any spots with FN-009 wherever the tracing went too deep and revealed the bisque.
          5. Wet the liner brush and coat in a little dish soap to protect the hairs.
          6. Pour a little wax resist onto the pallet and trace the pattern with the wax resist using the liner brush.
          7. Block out the larger areas of black with wax as noted on the pattern.
          8. Using the Script liner brush, begin with EL-101 Oyster shell and fill in the hats and shirts. 3 coats allowed to dry between
          9. Using the Script Liner brush, fill in the background, foreground, and buckwheat sheeves with EL-132. 3 coats allowed to dry in between.
          10. Using the Script Liner brush, place two coats of EL-125 on the men’s hats.
          11. When the layers of step 2 are dry, go over the front buckwheat sheaves and background with three coats of EL-133 to bring out some brighter tones.
          12. Allow to dry.
          13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • FN009 Black
          • EL-101 Oyster Shell
          • EL-133 Autum
          • EL-125 Sahara Sands
          • EL-132 Rust Red
          • AC-302 Wax Resist 

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • RB-110 10/0 Liner brush
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • CB-106 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Palette
          • Dish soap
          • Sponge
          • Bowl of water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45634 Rose Window Tile rose-window-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/rose-window-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_rose_window_web-1.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PC24-Rose-Window.pdf
          1. Wipe the tile with a damp sponge to clean.
          2. Place the rose window pattern on top of the clay carbon paper on the tile and trace with a pencil.
          3. Outline the traced pattern with FD-254 French Dimensions.
          4. Fill in the linework with EL-119 using a 10/0 Liner brush.
          5. Fill in the windows with the Jungle Gems glazes using a detail brush. Mix your glazes to create new color combos.
          6. Add EL-153 background glaze around the outside of the window.
          7. Let dry.
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • CG-964 Kaleidoscope
          • CG-987 Tree Frog
          • EL-153 Caribbean Blue
          • EL-119 Burnished Steel
          • EL-211 Volcanic Glow
          • FD 254 Black Licorice

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • RB-110 10/0 Liner brush
          • CB-202 Detail Liner Brush
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Palette
          • Sponge
          • Bowl of water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45628 Crystal Snowflake Tile crystal-snowflake-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/crystal-snowflake-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_crystal_snowflakes_web-1.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Cut paper down to a square the same sized at the tile (6×6).
          2. Fold paper in half diagonally, then in half again. Fold this triangle into thirds.
          3. Carefully cut out accents with scissors and unfold.
          4. Smooth out the creases to keep the snowflake lay flat.
          5. Base coat the tile with two coats of SC-76 with a soft fan brush.
          6. While the second coat is still wet, lay the snowflake over the glazed tile.
          7. Cover the tile and snowflake with a third coat of SC-76 to seal in the paper.
          8. Once the glaze has lost its sheen, apply two coats of CG-788 over the whole piece.
          9. With a toothpick, find and peel up the paper snowflake.
          10. Fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-76 Cara-bein Blue
          • CG-788 Dutch Enamelware

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Paper
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Toothpick
          • Sponge
          • Bowl of water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45630 Jungle Gems and Stroke & Coat Peace Sign jungle-gems-and-stroke-coat-peace-sign https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/jungle-gems-and-stroke-coat-peace-sign/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_cg_and_sc_peace_sign_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PC24-CG-and-SC-Peace-Sign.pdf
          1. Clean tile with a damp sponge,
          2. Cover tile with two coats of FN-001 and allow to dry,
          3. Transfer the pattern onto the glazed tile using the clay carbon transfer paper and a pencil,
          4. Set aside tile and get out the 6 cups and brushes.
          5. Pour a quarter size amount of red (SC-73), yellow (SC-6), and blue (SC-11) each in their own cup and set aside.
          6. Pour a dime size amount of both red and yellow in one cup, yellow and blue in one cup, and blue and red in the last cup,
          7. Pour a little water in each cup so the base of the cup is covered.
          8. Mix each color thoroughly with its own brush,
          9. Drip each color onto the tile until the piece is mostly covered,
          10. Follow the outline of the transfer paper with the black French Dimensions.
          11. With the Script Liner brush, scoop up CG-970 and plop in between the lines.
          12. Continue scooping and plopping until the peace sign is filled. No need to go back for multiple coats.
          13. Allow to dry,
          14. Stilt and fire to cone 06,

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • FD-254 Black
          • CG-970 Masquerade
          • FN-001 White (or S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing) 

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • 6 CB-406 Pointed Round brushes
          • CB-106 Script Liner brush
          • AC-320 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Sponge
          • Bowl of water
          • 6 2oz plastic cups
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45623 Colorful Cobblestone Coral colorful-cobblestone-coral https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/colorful-cobblestone-coral/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_colorful_cobblestone_coral_web.jpg Bailie Benson https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PC24-Colorful-Cobblestone-Coral-Tile.pdf
          1. Wipe tile with a damp sponge to clean.
          2. Apply two coats of FN-009 with a soft fan brush.
          3. When the base coat has lost its shine, lay the pattern on top and lightly trace with a pen or pencil. The pattern will appear in the soft glaze when the paper is removed.
          4. Touch up any areas that the tracing went through the glaze to the bisque with FN-009.
          5. With a Script Liner, fill in the background area with SC-11.
          6. Fill in the base area with SC-6.
          7. Start with one coral at a time. Apply three coats of SG-202 waiting for the glaze to lose its shine before applying the next coat. Do not let it completely dry!
          8. After the final coat of cobblestone is applied and has lost its shine, add one coat of your desired Stroke & Coat color.
          9. Repeat steps 3 & 4 for each coral.
            1. Remember that Stroke and Coat glazes are intermixable! A dime size of SC-73 and SC-6 will give you orange, SC-11 and SC-6 for green, and SC-11 and SC-73 for purple.
          10. Allow to dry (You will see cracks begin to form where the cobblestone is applied).
          11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SG-202 White Cobblestone
          • FN-009 Black
          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • CB-106 Script Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Pattern
          • Sponge
          • Water Bowl
          • Pallet
          • Pen/pencil
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45621 Colorful Starlight Trees colorful-starlight-trees https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/colorful-starlight-trees/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/MB1608_MB1609_sc_lit_wood_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Small Starlight Tree:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Use the pencil to label each section of the tree as 1, 2, and 3. Repeat going around the tree.
          3. Using the Script Line with SC-6 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to each section labeled 1. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Use MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape over the right edge of each section labeled 1. The glaze needs to be completely dry.
          5. Using the Script Line with SC-27 Sour Apple, apply 3 coats to each section labeled 2. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape before glaze is completely dry.
          6. Use MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape over the left side of section 1 and the right side of section 2. This will leave section 3 open with borders of tape on either side. The glaze needs to be completely dry.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-28 Blue Isle, apply 3 coats to each section labeled 3. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape before glaze is completely dry.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral, apply 3 coats to the base of the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Large Starlight Tree:

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Use the pencil to label each section of the tree as 1, 2, and 3. Repeat going around the tree.
          3. Using the Script Line with SC-97 Cant-elope, apply 3 coats to each section labeled 1. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Use MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape over the right edge of each section labeled 1. The glaze needs to be completely dry.
          5. Using the Script Line with SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral, apply 3 coats to each section labeled 2. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape before glaze is completely dry.
          6. Use MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape over the left side of section 1 and the right side of section 2. This will leave section 3 open with borders of tape on either side. The glaze needs to be completely dry.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-9 Jaded, apply 3 coats to each section labeled 3. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape before glaze is completely dry.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-6 Sunkissed, apply 3 coats to the base of the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1608 Large Starlight Tree
          • MB-1609 Small Starlight Tree

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-9 Jaded
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-28 Blue Isle
          • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral
          • SC-97 Cant-elope

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 406|403
          45619 Handbuilt Underglaze Texture Mugs handbuilt-underglaze-texture-mugs https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-underglaze-texture-mugs/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/handbuilt_underglaze_texture_mugs_2_web.jpg Kaitlyn Gilham

          Build:

          1. Roll your clay out in a slab that is about 7 inches wide and ¾” thick.
          2. Smooth your slab out with your rib.
          3. Cover your cup with paper to keep clay from sticking to it.
            1. You can also use a soda can.
          4. Wrap your clay slab around the outside of the covered cup to create a cylinder.
          5. Cut the end of the slab so your clay overlaps only ¼”.
          6. Attach ends together by smoothing them together with your finger.
            1. Use your rib to smooth it further.
          7. .Once cylinder is created remove the cup from your clay 
            1. You may need to twist to get it out.
          8. Using your left over slab pieces (you may need to roll out a new piece) cut the base for your mug by placing your cylinder on top and tracing a circle.
          9. Attach base by slipping and scoring pieces together.
          10. Smooth attachment with water and a sponge.
          11. Create handle by cutting a strip of clay from your remaining slab.
          12. Curve your piece into a handle shape (like an ear) and attach to the side of your mug by slipping and scoring.
          13. Allow to dry until leather hard.
          14. Apply 2 coats of Jet Black underglaze (UG-50) to the bottom half of your mug.
          15. Once underglaze is dry, carve your desired texture design using a loop tool.
          16. Allow to dry fully.
          17. Bisque fire to Cone 04.

          Glaze:

          1. Wipe your bisqueware with a damp sponge.
          2. Clear coat your mug by dipping it into clear glaze (S-2000).
          3. Use stilts to glaze fire your piece to cone 06.

          Form

          • About 1 1/2 pounds of low-fire white clay- per piece (Laguna’s EM-210)

          Colors

          • UG-50 Jet Black
          • Clear Dipping Glaze (S-2000)

          Decorating Accessories

          • Soft bristle brush
          • Loop tool or other carving tool

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Needle tool
          • Slab roller or rolling pin
          • Cup to use as mold
          • Scrap paper
          • Sponge
          • Water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          45615 Rainbow Coil Vase rainbow-coil-vase https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/rainbow-coil-vase/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/handbuilt_rainbow_coil_vase_web.jpg Kaitlyn Gilham

          Build:

          1. Start with a small slab of clay cut into a circle as your base
          2. Roll coils and build upward 
            1. Coils should be about the thickness of a pencil or your finger
            2. You can create “decorative coils” by creating spirals with your rolled coils or twisting/ braiding coils together
            3. All coils should be attached by slipping and scoring while building upward
          3. When finished building, smooth out connections with water and a sponge
          4. Allow to dry fully and then bisque fire to cone 04

          Glaze:

          1. Wipe your bisqueware with a damp sponge
          2. Using a larger soft bristle brush, apply a generous about of your chosen color to your pot, focusing on getting the underglaze in between the coils
          3. Allow underglaze to dry slightly (about one minute) and wipe away with a damp sponge, leaving underglaze only in the recess areas
          4. Once you are satisfied with your underglaze application allow it to dry
          5. Clear coat your pot by dipping it into clear glaze (S-2000)
          6. Use stilts to glaze fire your piece to cone 06

          Form

          • About 3 pounds of low-fire white clay- per piece (Laguna’s EM-210)

          Colors

          • Your favorite underglaze colors. Sample used:
            • UG-1 Kings Blue
            • UG-204 Orange
            • UG-21 Leaf Green
            • UG-46 Bright Yellow
            • UG-87 Regal Purple
          • Clear Dipping Glaze (S-2000)

          Decorating Accessories

          • Soft bristle brushes

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Needle tool
          • Sponge
          • Water
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          45560 Blue Jungle Gem Starlight Trees blue-jungle-gem-starlight-trees https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/blue-jungle-gem-starlight-trees/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/MB1608_MB1609_cg_sc_lit_yellow_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Small Starlight Tree

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Use MC-002 12mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape over the cut outs in the tree.
          3. Pour about 1/4 cup of FN-001 White into the disposable cup. Thin with water. Pour into the tree and rotate to completely cover the inside. Drain the excess glaze.
          4. Remove the tape.
          5. Use the Script Liner to remove any excess glaze from inside the cutouts.
          6. Using the Soft Fan with FN-001 White, apply 3 coats to the base of the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with EL-153 Caribbean Blue, apply 3 coats to the outside of the tree. Try not to get any glaze into the cutouts if you want them to stay white. You can also use the Script Liner to go around the cutouts. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Large Starlight Tree

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten the sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Use MC-002 12mm Low Tack Masking Tape to tape over the cut outs in the tree.
          3. Pour about 1/4 cup of FN-001 White into the disposable cup. Thin with water. Pour into the tree and rotate to completely cover the inside. Drain the excess glaze.
          4. Remove the tape.
          5. Use the Script Liner to remove any excess glaze from inside the cutouts.
          6. Using the Soft Fan with FN-001 White, apply 3 coats to the base of the tree. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with S-2702 Northern Lights, apply 1 coat to the outside of the tree. Try not to get any glaze into the cutouts if you want them to stay white. You can also use the Script Liner to go around the cutouts.
          8. Using the Soft Fan with EL-153 Caribbean Blue, apply 2 coats to the outside of the tree. Try not to get any glaze into the cutouts if you want them to stay white. You can also use the Script Liner to go around the cutouts. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-1608 Large Starlight Tree
          • MB-1609 Small Starlight Tree

          Colors

          • FN-001 White
          • EL-153 Caribbean Blue
          • S-2702 Northern Lights

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-602 #2 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • MC-002 12mm Low Tack Masking Tape

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Disposable cup
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 848|406|403|460
          45549 Starry Night Q-Tip Tile starry-night-q-tip-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/starry-night-q-tip-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_starry_night_qtip_web-1.jpg Elizabeth Carey https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PC24-Starry-Night-Qtip-Tile.pdf
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque tile.
          2. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          3. Place AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper onto the front of the tile.
          4. Place the pattern on top and trace the three circles with the pencil.
          5. Remove paper and pattern.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-16, apply 2 coats to the small circles. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-6, apply 2 coats to the large circle. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Soft Fan with SC-76, apply 2 coats to the background. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Dip the Q-Tip into the glaze and make a short, quick motion to add a heavy, short line of color.
          10. Squeeze around 1 TSP of SC-6, SC-77 and SC-97 onto the palette. Place 1 Q-Tip in each of the glazes.
          11. Use the Q-Tips with SC-6 and SC-97 to make a crescent moon in the large circle. And the circles in the small circles.
          12. Use the Q-Tip with SC-77 to add color on/around the large and small circles.
          13. Squeeze around 1 TBS of SC-12, SC-76 and SC-11 onto the palette. Place 1 Q-Tip in each of the glazes.
          14. Use the Q-Tip with SC-11 to go around the circles and into the background.
          15. Go back and forth between the Q-Tips with SC-12 and SC-76 to extend out into the background.
          16. After the glaze is dry to the touch, place the pattern back over the tile.
          17. Trace lightly over the mountains so that you can see an outline in the glaze.
          18. Using the Script Liner with SC-15, apply 2 coats to the mountains. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          19. Apply 1 coat SC-15 around the edge of the tile.
          20. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-12 Moody Blue
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
          • SC-77 Glo-Worm
          • SC-97 Cant-elope

          Decorating Accessories

          • Q-Tips
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • Scissors
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45552 Lincoln Tile lincoln-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/lincoln-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_abe_lincoln_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque.
          2. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          3. Place AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper over the tile.
          4. Place the pattern on top and trace with the pencil.
          5. Squeeze out around 1 tsp SC-15 Tuxedo and SC-16 Cotton Tail onto the palette. These will be your pure black and white.
          6. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-16 Cotton Tail on 3 different sections of the palette.
          7. Add SC-15 Tuxedo to each section to make light gray, medium gray, and dark gray. Since the unfired colors are black and white, the colors you mix will look very similar to how they will appear after firing. Just note that they will get lighter as they dry on the tile.
          8. Using the Script Liner with your palette of glazes, shade from the forehead down to the chin. You can wet your brush to help blend if the glaze is drying too fast. You will need to work fast to get good blending.
          9. Apply a dark gray to the hair and beard.
          10. Add darker and lighter strands of hair using the detail liner.
          11. If you would like to check your progress, you can always lightly spray the tile with some water, and they will darken to their original color.
          12. Shade down the neck.
          13. Glaze the shirt light and medium gray.
          14. Glaze the jacket black.
          15. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the details.
          16. Using the Soft Fan with SC-16 Cotton Tail, add any extra highlights to the face.
          17. Lightly spray with a water bottle to see if you need to fix any areas.
          18. Let glaze dry.
          19. Using the Soft Fan with NT-BR Clear One Brushing, apply 2 coats to the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          20. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 1 coat to the edge of the tile.
          21. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • NT-BR Clear One Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • Spray bottle
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45547 Clay Butterfly Tile clay-butterfly-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/clay-butterfly-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_greenware_butterfly_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Roll out your pound of clay into a slab 1/3” thick.
          2. Compress the slab with a plastic card.
          3. Using a straight edge, cut out a 6”x6” section.
          4. Using the Soft Fan with SC-6, apply 3 coats to the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Place the pattern onto the tile. Trace with the pencil. Use enough pressure so that you see a faint line in the glaze. You should not be able to see any clay.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-75, apply 2 coats to the sections on the upper wings. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-97, apply 2 coats to the sections on the lower wings. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-15, apply 2 coats to the body, antennae, and wing borders. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-16 onto the palette. Dip the pencil eraser in the glaze and stamp around the outer border of the wings.
          10. Allow glaze and greenware to dry.
          11. Fire to cone 04.

          Form

          • 2lb lowfire clay

          Colors

          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
          • SC-97 Cant-elope

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 #6 Script Line
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • Plastic card
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          45545 Dinosaur Tape Tile dinosaur-tape-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/dinosaur-tape-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_dinosaur_tape_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque.
          2. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          3. Using the Soft Fan with SC-77, apply 2 coats to the front of the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. After the glaze is dry, place AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper over the tile.
          5. Place the pattern on top and trace with the pencil.
          6. Take MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape and tape over the pattern lines on the tile.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SP-209, apply 2 coats to each section of the dinosaur. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Soft Fan with SC-10, apply 3 coats to the background. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Remove the tape before the glaze is completely dry.
          10. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 1 coat to the edge of the tile.
          11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • SC-10 Teal Next Time
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-77 Glo-Worm
          • SP-209 Speckled Jaded

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Spong
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45543 Crackle Fish Tile crackle-fish-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/crackle-fish-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_crackle_fish_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with UG-51 China White, apply 3 coats to the front of the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Allow glaze to dry completely.
          3. Place AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper onto the front of the tile. 4. Place the pattern on top and trace with the pencil.
          4. Using the Script Liner with UG-1 Kings Blue (large fish), UG-2 Sea Blue (medium fish), and UG-72 Wedgewood Blue (small fish), apply 3 coats to each fish. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Before the fish are dry, use the wooden skewer to scratch a design into each fish.
          6. After the glaze is dry, use a dry brush to brush away any glaze crumbs.
          7. Using the Soft Fan with CC-101 Transparent, apply 3 even coats to the front of the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 1 coat around the edge of the tile.
          9. Stilt and fire to cone 06.
          10. After the tile is cool, apply SS-335 Rich Blue over the front with a sponge. You should see it filling in the cracks. If you don’t have many cracks, wait one day, and try again. Wipe off excess paint with a paper towel.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • CC-101 Transparent
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SS-335 Rich Blue
          • UG-1 Kings Blue
          • UG-2 Sea Blue
          • UG-51 China White
          • UG-72 Wedgewood Blue

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Spong
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • Wooden skewer
          • Paper towels
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque 848|406|403
          45551 Snowfall Bunny snowfall-bunny https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/snowfall-bunny/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_snowfall_bunny_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque.
          2. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          3. Place the bubble wrap over the tile. Cut the bubble wrap so that it is the same size as the tile.
          4. Using the Soft Fan with SC-45, apply 3 coats to the front of the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Squeeze out around 1 TBS of SC-11 onto the palette.
          6. Dip the sponge in the glaze and sponge the textured side of the bubble wrap.
          7. Repeat until the texture is covered. Place the bubble wrap, textured side down, onto the front of the tile. Remove the bubble wrap.
          8. After the glaze is dry to the touch, place the pattern over the front of the tile.
          9. Trace over the pattern with the pencil. Press down just hard enough so that you can see a faint line in the glaze. You should not be able to see any bisque.
          10. Use FD-254 Black Licorice to outline your pattern on the tile. Allow lines to dry.
          11. Using the Script Liner with SC-2, apply a plop coat to the nose and inner ear.
          12. Using the Script Liner with SC-16, apply a plop coat to the eyes.
          13. Using the Script Liner with SC-15, make a dot for the pupil of each eye.
          14. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-16 onto the palette. Dip the pencil tip into the glaze. Make a dot in the pupil of each eye.
          15. Using the Script Liner with SG-302 Snowfall, apply a thick, textured coat to the rest of the bunny.
          16. Using the Script Liner with SC-15, apply 1 coat going around the edge of the tile.
          17. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 6” tile

          Colors

          • FD-254 Black Licorice
          • SC-2 Melon-Choly
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
          • SG-302 Snowfall 

          Decorating Accessories

          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          • Pattern
          • Bubble wrap
          • Scissors 
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45562 Pink and Teal Snowmen pink-and-teal-snowmen https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/pink-and-teal-snowmen/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/mb1606_mb1607_sc_pink-green_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey

          Eddie Snowman

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-100 Makin Me Blush, apply 3 coats to the vest. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC-96 Aqu-ward, apply 3 coats to the inner portions of the hat (areas around head). Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Using the Script Liner with SC-9 Jaded, apply 3 coats to the border of the hat (thin area going around the areas just glazed). Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC-10 Teal Next Time, apply 3 coats to the rest of the hat. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-23 Jack O’Lantern, apply 3 coats to the nose. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, apply 3 coats to the gloves. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-70 Pink-A-Dot, apply 3 coats to the cuffs above the gloves. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC-9 Jaded, apply 3 coats to the buttons. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Detail Liner with SC-10 Jaded, line the snowflakes on the buttons.
          11. Using MC-002 12mm Low Tack Masking Tape, tape off vertical lines on the vest. Try to make them as even as possible. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, apply 2 coats to the vest. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape.
          12. Using MC-002 12mm Low Tack Masking Tape, tape off horizontal lines on the vest. Try to make them as even as possible. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, apply 2 coats to the vest. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape.
          13. Using the Script Liner with SC-70 Pink-A-Dot, apply 2 coats to each square where the vertical and horizontal lines meet. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          14. Using the Detail Liner with SC-10 Teal Next Time, apply a line going down each vertical and horizontal section of the pattern.
          15. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils of each eye. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Outline the eyes and mouth.
          16. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-1 Pink-A-Boo onto the palette. Dip the sponge in the glaze and lightly sponge the cheeks of the snowman.
          17. Dip into NT-CLR Clear One Dipping.

          Clark Snowman

          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Script Liner with SC-96 Aqu-ward, apply 3 coats to the scarf. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the Script Liner with SC-100 Makin Me Blush, apply 3 coats to the center portion of the hat. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-1 Pink-A-Boo onto the palette. Dip the pencil eraser into the glaze. Stamp a dot onto the hat. Repeat until the hat is covered in dots.
          5. Using the Script Liner with SC-70 Pink-A-Dot, apply 3 coats to the top (pom pom) and bottom rim of the hat. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          6. Using the Script Liner with SC-23 Jack O’Lantern, apply 3 coats to the nose. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          7. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, apply 3 coats to the gloves. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          8. Using the Script Liner with SC-70 Pink-A-Dot, apply 3 coats to the cuffs above the gloves. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          9. Using the Script Liner with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, apply 3 coats to the buttons. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          10. Using the Detail Liner with SC-70 Pink-A-Dot, line the snowflakes on the buttons.
          11. Using MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape, tape off vertical lines on the scarf. Try to make them as even as possible. Using the Script Liner with SC-9 Jaded, apply 2 coats to the scarf. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Remove the tape.
          12. Using the Script Liner with SC-10 Teal Next Time, apply 3 coats to the fringe on the scarf. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          13. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 2 coats to the pupils of each eye. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Outline the eyes and mouth.
          14. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-1 Pink-A-Boo onto the palette. Dip the sponge in the glaze and lightly sponge the cheeks of the snowman.
          15. Dip into NT-CLR Clear One Dipping.

          Form

          • MB-1606 Eddie Snowman
          • MB-1601 Clark Snowman

          Colors

          • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo
          • SC-9 Jaded
          • SC-10 Teal Next Time
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-23 Jack O’Lantern
          • SC-70 Pink-A-Dot
          • SC-96 Aqu-ward
          • SC-100 Makin Me Blush
          • NT-CLR Clear One Dipping

          Decorating Accessories

          • MC-001 6mm Low Tack Masking Tape
          • MC-002 12mm Low Tack Masking Tape
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette
          • Pencil
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          45556 Elements over Foundations Sunflower elements-over-foundations-sunflower https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/elements-over-foundations-sunflower/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/MB102_el_over_fn_sunflower_web.jpg Elizabeth Carey
          1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
          2. Using the Soft Fan with FN-009 Black, apply 3 coats to the back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          3. Using the Soft Fan with FN-009 Black, apply 2 coats to the front of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
          4. As soon as glaze is dry to the touch, place the pattern on the front of the plate. Trace over the pattern with the pencil. You should be able to see a faint line in the glaze. Don’t press down so hard that you start to see bisque. Remove the pattern.
          5. Using the Detail Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist, trace over the pattern on the front of the plate. Make a line going around the rim of the plate.
          6. Using the Script Liner with EL-128 Wheat, apply 2 coats to the inner flower petals. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Apply a 3rd coat just to the center portion (the inner area ¼” from the edge of the area you just glazed).
          7. Using the Script Liner with EL-143 Cactus Flower, apply 2 coats to the outer flower petals and outer section of the center. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Apply a 3rd coat just to the center portion (the inner area ¼” from the edge of the area you just glazed).
          8. Using the Script Liner with EL-142 Grass apply 2 coats to inner portion of the center, the stem, and leaves. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Apply a 3rd coat just to the center portion (the inner area ¼” from the edge of the area you just glazed).
          9. Using the Script Liner with EL-130 Sea Green, apply 2 coats to the background. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Apply a 3rd coat just to the center portion (the inner area ¼” from the edge of the area you just glazed).
          10. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • MB-102 Coupe Dinner Plate

          Colors

          • EL-128 Wheat
          • EL-130 Sea Green
          • EL-142 Grass
          • EL-143 Cactus Flower
          • FN-009 Black

          Decorating Accessories

          • AC-302 Wax Resist
          • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
          • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • RB-100 #0 Detail Liner

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor|Table Top 406|403|460|461
          45523 Burnished Rose Tile burnished-rose-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/burnished-rose-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_burnished_rose_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Use a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the piece to remove any dust.
          2. Using CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 3 even coats of UG-224 Rose to the tile. Change directions with each application.
          3. To polish underglaze, the color needs to be slightly damp yet not tacky to the touch. Make a ball out of a few Kleenex tissues then wrap one sheet over the ball creating a powder puff ball. When the color has lost its sheen from the final coat of underglaze and the color is still damp but not tacky is when you start the polishing of the surface. If the tissue grabs the surface of the tile wait a couple of minutes more before polishing. Start out buffing the surface ever so lightly. Once the sheen starts to appear you can apply more pressure to the surface to a semi-gloss surface. The appearance should look like a polished wax surface. Let dry.
            1. Note: If you are doing a larger surface that cannot be polished in a given time, you can work in sections. Use can use AS957 Thin and Shade to remoisten an area slightly overlapping a previously polished area and continue the polishing of the underglaze. Also, some colors of Fundamentals Underglazes will polish more easily than other due to their chemical formulation.
          4. Transfer the pattern using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon. If you are working on still damp color, use a film type transfer paper. The clay carbon is rather light on the underglaze surface. You can retrace over the lines with a pencil if the design is difficult to see.
          5. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-24 to the center of the flower using CB-110 Liner.
          6. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-52 Toad-ily Green to the leaves and stem using CB-110 Liner.
          7. Apply 2-3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing or FN-209 Floral Pink to the petals using CB-404 Pointed Round or CB-110 Liner.
          8. Fire to shelf cone 04.

          Form

          • 6”x 6” Greenware Tile, leather hard preferred

          Colors

          • UG-224 Rose
          • SC-24 Dandelion
          • SC-52 Toad-ily Green
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing or FN-209 Floral Pink

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • CB-110 Liner
          • CB-404 Pointed Round

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Black Carbon Film Transfer Paper or AC-230 Clay Carbon
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Kleenex tissues
          • Pattern
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45522 Burnished Plum Tile burnished-plum-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/burnished-plum-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_burnished_plum_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Use a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the tile to remove any dust.
          2. Using CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 3 even coats of UG-225 Plum to the tile. Change directions with each application.
          3. To polish underglaze, the color needs to be slightly damp yet not tacky to the touch. Make a ball out of a few Kleenex tissues then wrap one sheet over the ball creating a powder puff ball. When the color has lost its sheen from the final coat of underglaze and the color is still damp but not tacky is when you start the polishing of the surface. If the tissue grabs the surface of the tile wait a couple of minutes more before polishing. Start out buffing the surface ever so lightly. Once the sheen starts to appear you can apply more pressure to the surface to a semi-gloss surface. The appearance should look like a polished wax surface. Let dry.
            1. Note: If you are doing a larger surface that cannot be polished in a given time, you can work in sections. Use can use AS957 Thin and Shade to remoisten an area slightly overlapping a previously polished area and continue the polishing of the underglaze. Also, some colors of Fundamentals Underglazes will polish more easily than other due to their chemical formulation.
          4. Transfer the pattern using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon. If you are working on still damp color, use a film type transfer paper. The clay carbon is rather light on the underglaze surface. You can retrace over the lines with a pencil if the design is difficult to see.
          5. Using CB-110 Liner or CB-404 Pointed Round to apply 3 coats of SC-52 Toad-ily Green to the leaves and stem.
          6. Apply 2 coats S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the plum area using CB-404 Pointed Round.
          7. Fire to shelf cone 04.

          Form

          • 6”x 6” Greenware Tile, leather hard preferred

          Colors

          • UG-225 Plum
          • SC-52 Toad-ily Green
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • CB-110 Liner
          • CB-404 Pointed Round

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Black Carbon Film Transfer Paper or AC-230 Clay Carbon
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Kleenex tissues
          • Pattern
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45521 Burnished Tropical Fish Tile burnished-tropical-fish-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/burnished-tropical-fish-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_burnished_tropical_fish_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Use a lightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the piece to remove any dust.
          2. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 3 very even coats of UG-230 Blue Grass to the tile. Change directions when applying the underglaze.
          3. To polish underglaze, the color needs to be slightly damp yet not tacky to the touch. Make a ball out of a few Kleenex tissues then wrap one sheet over the ball creating a powder puff ball. When the color has lost its sheen from the final coat of underglaze and the color is still damp but not tacky is when you start the polishing of the surface. If the tissue grabs the surface of the tile wait a couple of minutes more before polishing. Start out buffing the surface ever so lightly. Once the sheen starts to appear you can apply more pressure to the surface to a semi-gloss surface. The appearance should look like a polished wax surface. Let dry.
            1. Note: If you are doing a larger surface that cannot be polished in a given time, you can work in sections. Use can use AS957 Thin and Shade to remoisten an area slightly overlapping a previously polished area and continue the polishing of the underglaze. Also, some colors of Fundamentals Underglazes will polish more easily than other due to their chemical formulation.
          4. Transfer the pattern using a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon. If you are working on still damp color, use a film type transfer paper. The clay carbon is rather light on the underglaze surface. You can retrace over the lines with a pencil if the design is difficult to see.
          5. Apply 1 thin coat of SC-16 Cottontail using CB-404 Pointed Round or CB-110 Liner to the white areas of the design. You can paint over the entire dorsal fin. This will overcome any skips or pulling of the color during firing. If you want brighter green areas on the fishes fin’s, you can apply one coat of Cottontail to the tail and pelvic fin areas also.
          6. Redefine the sections in the dorsal fin with a pencil. Apply 2-3 Coats of SC-75 to the lower section in the dorsal fin using CB-110 Liner. Apply 2-3 Coats of SC-27 Sour Apple to the green dorsal and pelvic fins and tail areas using CB-110 Liner or CB-404 Pointed Round.
          7. Apply 2-3 more coats of SC-16 Cottontail to the white areas of the fish using CB-110 Liner or CB-404 Pointed Round.
          8. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the face marking, eye and sections in the tail fin using CB-110 Liner or CB-404 Pointed Round.
          9. Fire to shelf cone 04.
          10. Glaze the body area with 2-3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing using CB-404 Pointed Round. You can apply one coat on the other areas of the fish to produce an even shinier surface.
          11. Fire to shelf cone 05-06.

          Form

          • 6”x 6” Greenware Tile, leather hard preferred

          Colors

          • UG-230 Blue Grass
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cottontail
          • SC-27 Sour Apple
          • SC-75 Orange A-Peel
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • CB-110 Liner
          • CB-404 Pointed Round

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Black Carbon Film Transfer Paper or AC-230 Clay Carbon
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Kleenex tissues
          • Pattern
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45520 Sgraffito Owl Tile sgraffito-owl-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/sgraffito-owl-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_sgraffito_owl_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Wipe down the tile with a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to remove any dust and to rehydrate the tile. If dry greenware is used, use CB-604 Soft Fan loaded with water to apply a couple of coats of water to rehydrate the clay some before completing Step 2. It is easier to sgraffito the design on leather hard greenware that color has been applied. When dry greenware is used it is more difficult to carve through the color and clay. Several passes of the sgraffito tool should be made instead of one bold cut into the color. If the greenware and color are both very dry, extra care should be given when carving the lines as chipping of the underglaze can occur. Bisque tiles can be used but the look is slightly different and is a bit more difficult to carve the lines into the color.
          2. Sketch or trace the basic shapes of the owl, leaves and branch using a pencil.
          3. Place some of all the colors out onto a tile excluding UG-50 Jet Black. Using CB-602 Soft Fan to apply a mottled collage of UG-226 Lavender, UG-236 Grey and UG-227 Concord Grape to the sky areas of the pattern. Use less of the Concord Grape color than the other two. Wet blend the colors while making “X” strokes when applying the color to the sky. Repeat this application of color 2-3 times.
          4. To the branch apply 2-3 coats of UG-30 Sand using CB-404 Pointed Round.
          5. Apply 2-3 coats of UG-31 Chocolate to the owl using CB-404 Pointed Round.
          6. The leaves are a mottling of UG-223 Apricot and UG-232 Olive. Use CB-404 Pointe Round to apply 2-3 coats of the colors. The colors do not have to be exact in their placement within the pattern.
          7. Sketch or trace the owl, branch and leaves of the pattern using the pencil.
          8. Use the sgraffito tool to sgraffito the lines of the owl, branch and leaves. Vary the width of the lines by applying more or less pressure to the tool. Keep the sgraffito lines loose and free when carving. Use the side of the sgraffito tool to carve bolder scoops for the feathers around the eyes. Use the pattern for guidance. Use a dry CB-604 Soft Fan to brush away any debris from the carving before firing or while working on the design. Let dry.
          9. Use CB-110 Liner to fill in the eye with UG-50 Jet Black.
          10. Fire to shelf cone 04.
          11. Use a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the tile to remove any dust or debris before glazing.
          12. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 2-3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the entire tile.
          13. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05-06.

          Form

          • 6”x 6” Greenware Tile, leather hard preferred

          Colors

          • S-2102 Crystal Clear Brushing
          • UG-30 Sand
          • UG-31 Chocolate
          • UG-50 Jet Black
          • UG-223 Apricot
          • UG-226 Lavender
          • UG-227 Concord Grape
          • UG-232 Olive
          • UG-236 Grey

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • CB-110 Liner
          • CB-404 Pointed Round
          • CB-602 Soft Fan
          • Sgraffito Tool

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          • Palette or tile
          • Pattern
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45519 Sgraffito Grapes Tile sgraffito-grapes-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/sgraffito-grapes-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_sgraffito_grapes_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Wipe down the tile with a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to remove any dust and to rehydrate the tile. If dry greenware is used, use CB-604 Soft Fan loaded with water to apply a couple of coats of water to rehydrate the clay some before completing Step 2. It is easier to sgraffito the design on leather hard greenware that color has been applied. When dry greenware is used it is more difficult to carve through the color and clay. Several passes of the Sgraffito Tool should be made instead of one bold cut into the color. If the greenware and color are both very dry, extra care should be given when carving the lines as chipping of the underglaze can occur. Bisque tiles can be used but the look is slightly different and is a bit more difficult to carve the lines into the color.
          2. Sketch or trace the basic shapes of the leaves and grapes using a pencil.
          3. Place some of the colors out onto a tile except the UG-222 Soft Yellow.
          4. Use CB-404 Pointed Round to paint in the grapes using UG-226 Lavender. The application of the color does not need to be perfect or exact. Apply 1-2 uneven coats of the color. Keep the painting loose. Darken the grapes where they overlap or toward the bottoms with UG-227 Concord Grape applying 1-2 uneven coats using the same brush.
          5. Use CB-404 Pointed Round to apply 2-3 uneven coats of UG-232 Olive to the leaves. Shade with 1-2 coats of UG-230 Blue Grass to the leaf edges.
          6. Apply 3 coats of UG-222 Soft Yellow to the background using CB-404 Pointed Round and CB-604 Soft Fan.
          7. Sketch or trace the grape and leaf pattern using the pencil.
          8. Use the sgraffito tool to sgraffito the lines of the grapes and leaves. Vary the width of the lines by applying more or less pressure to the tool. Keep the sgraffito lines loose and free when carving. Use the side of the sgraffito tool to carve bolder scoops for the highlights in the grapes and center veins of the leaves. Keep the side veins that radiate from the center vein finer. Use the pattern for guidance. Use a dry CB-604 Soft Fan to brush away any debris from the carving before firing or while working on the design. Let dry.
          9. Fire to shelf cone 04.
          10. Use a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the tile to remove any dust or debris before glazing.
          11. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 2-3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the entire tile.
          12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05-06.

          Form

          • 6”x 6” Greenware Tile, leather hard preferred

          Colors

          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
          • UG-222 Soft Yellow
          • UG-226 Lavender
          • UG-227 Concord Grape
          • UG-230 Blue Grass
          • UG-232 Olive

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • Sgraffito Tool

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          • Palette or tile
          • Pattern
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45518 Sgraffito Bamboo Tile sgraffito-bamboo-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/sgraffito-bamboo-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_sgraffito_bamboo_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Wipe down the tile with a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to remove any dust and to rehydrate the tile. If dry greenware is used, use CB-604 Soft Fan loaded with water to apply a couple of coats of water to rehydrate the clay some before completing Step 2. It is easier to sgraffito the design on leather hard greenware that color has been applied. When dry greenware is used it is more difficult to carve through the color and clay. Several passes of the sgraffito tool should be made instead of one bold cut into the color. If the greenware and color are both very dry, extra care should be given when carving the lines as chipping of the underglaze can occur. Bisque tiles can be used but the look is slightly different and is a bit more difficult to carve the lines into the color.
          2. Place some of each of the underglaze colors out onto a tile. Use a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to pounce on 1 coat of UG-230 Blue Grass to the top third of the tile. The area should be slightly angled. Clean the sponge and then apply 1 coat of UG-232 Olive to the rest of the tile overlapping the Blue Grass edge. Repeat this step two more times to complete the three coats of colors. The olive color should blend into the blue grass color with no harsh demarcation to the colors.
          3. Sketch or trace the bamboo pattern using the pencil.
          4. Use the sgraffito tool to sgraffito the lines of the bamboo and leaves. Vary the width of the lines by applying more or less pressure to the tool. Use the side of the sgraffito tool to carve bolder scoops for the texture to the bamboo canes and center veins of the leaves. Use the pattern for guidance. Use a dry CB-604 Soft Fan to brush away any debris from the carving before firing or while working on the design.
          5. Fire to shelf cone 04.
          6. Use a slightly moistened synthetic sponge to wipe down the tile to remove any dust or debris before glazing.
          7. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 2-3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the entire tile.
          8. Stilt and Fire to Shelf Cone 05-06.

          Form

          • 6”x 6” Greenware Tile, leather hard preferred

          Colors

          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
          • UG-232 Olive
          • UG-230 Blue Grass

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • Sgraffito Tool

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pencil
          • Palette or tile
          • Pattern
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45516 Handbuilt Elements Trees handbuilt-elements-trees https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-elements-trees/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/handbuilt_el_trees_web-1.jpg Bob Moreni
          1. Begin by wedging the clay on a board covered with canvas.
          2. Roll out a piece of the clay between 2 – ¼” slat boards on the canvas covered board, creating 4 slabs of clay about 14” x 18”. Keep extra clay covered while not using to keep moist.
          3. Wrap a Styrofoam cone with a piece of paper towel. This will help the clay from sticking to the Styrofoam. One at 10” another at 8”
          4. Wrap the Styrofoam cone with a slab of clay. Score & slip the sides together. Trim excess clay with a knife. Do both cones. Keep covered when not working on one of them.
          5. With another slab of clay start cutting out the 1” diameter tear drops. For the bottom row of the larger tree, you need about 15 tear drops to start.
          6. Texture each of the teardrops with a plastic fork. Score & slip each tear drop onto the cone starting at the bottom of the tree and keep working up cutting and texturing more tear drops as you work your way to the top of both trees.
          7. On the smaller tree you will need to cut the top two rows with the ¾” cutter.
          8. Clean any rough edges with a damp brush.
          9. Allow to completely dry!
          10. Bisque Fire to cone 04.
          11. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-219 Luster Green to the large tree and 3 coats of EL-161 Bottle Green to the smaller tree. Allow to dry!
          12. Stilt and fire to Cone 06/05.

          Form

          • 10# Moist Low Fire White Clay Slip

          Colors

          • FN-219 Luster Green
          • EL-161 Bottle Green

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • ¼” Wooden Slat Boards
          • Rolling Pin
          • 2 Styrofoam Cones
          • 1” Diam & ¾” diameter Tear Drop
          • Hors d’oeuvres Cutters
          • Paper Towels
          • Plastic Fork Scoring Tool
          • Old Brush
          • Board covered with Canvas Clay knife
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          45496 Sgraffito Sunflower Tile sgraffito-sunflower-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/sgraffito-sunflower-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_sgraffito_sunflower_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Wipe down the tile with a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to remove any dust and to rehydrate the tile. If dry greenware is used, use CB-604 Soft Fan loaded with water to apply a couple of coats of water to rehydrate the clay some before completing Step 2. It is easier to sgraffito the design on leather hard greenware that color has been applied. When dry greenware is used it is more difficult to carve through the color and clay. Several passes of the sgraffito tool should be made instead of one bold cut into the color. If the greenware and color are both very dry, extra care should be given when carving the lines as chipping of the underglaze can occur. Bisque tiles can be used but the look is slightly different and is a bit more difficult to carve the lines into the color.
          2. Place some of each of the underglaze colors out onto a tile. Use a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to pounce on 1 coat of UG-204 Orange to the center of the tile. Approximately 2-2 ½” circle. Clean the sponge and then apply 1 coat of UG-223 Apricot to the rest of the tile overlapping the orange center edge. Repeat this step two more times to complete the three coats of colors. The orange color should blend into the apricot color with no harsh demarcation to the colors.
          3. Sketch or trace the basic outline of the flower with the pencil.
          4. Use the sgraffito tool to sgraffito the lines of the flower. Vary the width of the lines by applying more or less pressure to the tool. Use the side of the sgraffito tool to carve bolder scoops in the center of the flower. Use the pattern for guidance. Sgraffito fine lines to the petals outward from the center of the flower as well as any overlapping petals. Use a dry CB-604 Soft Fan to brush away any debris from the carving before firing or while working on the design. Let dry.
          5. Fire to shelf cone 04.
          6. Use a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the tile to remove any dust or debris before glazing.
          7. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 2-3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the entire tile.
          8. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05-06.

          Form

          • 6”x 6” Greenware Tile, preferably leather hard

          Colors

          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
          • UG-223 Apricot
          • UG-204 Orange

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • Sgraffito Tool

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45493 Sgraffito Dandelion Tile sgraffito-dandelion-tile https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/sgraffito-dandelion-tile/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/tile_sgraffito_dandelion_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Wipe down the tile with a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to remove any dust and to rehydrate the tile. If dry greenware is used, use CB-604 Soft Fan loaded with water to apply a couple of coats of water to rehydrate the clay some before completing Step 2. It is easier to sgraffito the design on leather hard greenware that color has been applied. When dry greenware is used it is more difficult to carve through the color and clay. Several passes of the Sgraffito Tool should be made instead of one bold cut into the color. If the greenware and color are both very dry, extra care should be given when carving the lines as chipping of the underglaze can occur. Bisque tiles can be used but the look is slightly different and is a bit more difficult to carve the lines into the color.
          2. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 3 even coats of UG-228 Midnight Blue to the front and sides of the tile.
          3. Use a pencil to sketch out the basic stem and leaves if needed.
          4. Starting at the center of the dandelion, use the Sgraffito Tool to “chip” out 5 small pecks for the dandelion center. Continue the sgraffito “pecks” in concentric circles around the initial center. Continue with about 5 concentric circles to complete the dandelion. The sgraffito-ed pecks should be alternating in-between the placement outward with the previous circle.
          5. Sgraffito the stem to the dandelion. Sgraffito the center veins to the leaves. By applying more or less pressure to the tool the edge of the leaves will appear wider and thinner. . Keep the Sgraffito lines loose and free while carving. This should give you a variation in the width of the line. Use a dry CB-604 Soft Fan to brush away any debris from the carving before firing or while working on the design. Let dry.
          6. Fire to Shelf Cone 04.
          7. Use a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the tile to remove any dust or debris before glazing.
          8. Apply 2-3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the entire tile.
          9. Stilt and Fire to Shelf Cone 05-06.

          Form

          • 6”x 6” Greenware Tile, preferably leather hard

          Colors

          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
          • UG-228 Midnight Blue

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • Sgraffito Tool

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire 848|406
          45487 Mystical Modern Pumpkin Casserole Dish mystical-modern-pumpkin-casserole-dish https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/mystical-modern-pumpkin-casserole-dish/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/SB102_mystical_morden_pumpkin_dish_decorated_web.jpg David Hoff
          1. Check the ware over for any blemishes, if present sand with 100-grit sandpaper. 
          2. Damp sponge ware to condition for glazing and to remove any fired dust or dirt on the ware’s surface. 
          3. Using the #8 Soft Fan, apply three flowing even coats of White Matte to the inner surface of the casserole dish.  Bring the color up the inside edges and slightly just over the inner rim. 
          4. Allow the applied glaze time to dry. 
          5. Using provided pattern, clay carbon and a red pen, trace the pattern onto the ware. 
          6. As needed place the Stroke ‘n Coat on the palette. Condition with palette knife and thin only if color is extremely thick. 
          7. For the upper pumpkin use the following Stroke ‘n Coats:  Cotton Tail, Silver Lining and Gray Hare.  Use the #8 or #6 Pointed Round.  Note: All detailing is completed when all the pumpkins are painted in. 
            1. Load the Round with Cottom Tail, side load with Silver Lining, and blend the two colors on the palette.  Following the contour of each of the side segments, blend in one coat with the darker (Silver Lining) to the inner edge of each segment.  Note: segments on the left of pumpkin are shaded on the right side of each segment.  Segments on the right side are shaded to the left side.  The middle segment is light in the center and shaded to the left and right of the middle. 
            2. With #6 Pointed Round fully loaded in Silver Lining and tipped in Gray Hare pull in two coats of color to the small segments behind the unpainted stem.  Two coats are needed. 
            3. Reload the Round with Cotton Tail, side load with Silver Lining and Gray Hare on the same side of the Round.  Blend on clean area of palette.  Following the instruction in step 7a, add additional shading to each segment to the pumpkin.  Work out all ridges of color. 
          8. The second pumpkin is the darkest in tone.  Use the following Stroke ‘n Coats:  Jaded and Blue Jade.   
            1. Fully load the Round with Jaded, side load with Blue Jade, and blend on clean area of palette.  Following the same approach as in step 7a, apply the two colors to each of the segments with darker color to the inner edge of the segment. 
            2. The middle segment is completed with the same two colors, however this time the darker color is to the outer edge of the segment.  A few blended streaks of Cotton Tail can be added to this middle section. 
            3. Load the #6 Round with Jaded, tip with Blue Jade and pull in the four smaller segments to the left and right of the unpainted stem. 
            4. Again, loading in the same manner, apply a second coat of the two colors to each segment. 
            5. When dry, if more intensity of color is desired, deepen the shading to the segments with a float of Blue Jade to the inner edge of the segments. 
          9. The bottom pumpkin is a combination of colors.  Colors used are Cotton Tail, Silver Lining, Jaded and Blue Jade. 
            1. Fully load the Round with Cotton Tail, heavily side load with Silver Lining and Jaded on the same side of Round. As before (step 7a), apply color to each segment and keep the deeper Jaded tone to the inner edge of the segments and to the outer edge of the middle segment. 
            2. Fully load the #6 Pointed Round with Silver Lining, tipped in both Jaded and Blue Jade, pull the small segments to the left and right of the unpainted stem. 
            3. Repeat step 9a, for a second coat of color.  Allow to dry. 
            4. Side load a water loaded Pointed Round with Blue Jade and float in shading to the inner edges of each of the side segments and to the outer edge of the middle segment. 
          10. Fully load the #6 Pointed Round with Camel Back and carefully apply two coats to the three stems. 
          11. Place Cobalt Jet Black EZ-Stroke on the palette and thin with a few drops of water or Thin ‘n Shade. 
          12. Fully load the #2 Detail Liner with the thinned Cobalt Jet Black, with very fine lines, detail the pumpkins, also, add a few accent marks here and there on the segments and clearly define the stems.  Be sure to deepen the shading closest to the base of the Camel Back stems. 
          13. The filler leaves throughout the background of the design are completed with #8 Round fully loaded in Lettuce Alone and tipped in Jaded.  Press, pull and lift these leaves in place. 
          14. Thinned Gray Hare is fully loaded onto #2 Detail Liner and fine accent stems are added amongst the background leaves and a fine middle vein is pulled in to the background leaves. 
          15. Sign the piece with thinned Cobalt Jet Black and the #2 Detail Liner. 
          16. Stir and shake the Winter Wood glaze thoroughly. There are small crystals in this glaze. 
          17. Pour about 1 and ½ ounces of glaze into a paper cup.  Add a few drops of water if glaze is too thick.  Mix with palette knife. 
          18. Using #8 Soft Fan, apply two to three coats of glaze to the side of the casserole and the top rim.  Carefully butt the Winter Wood next to the White Matte.  When glazing the sides of the casserole leave a ¼” unglazed area at the bottom edge of the ware.  Also, make sure that the bottom of the ware is free of any glaze or Stroke ‘n Coat. 
          19. Place ware on a thoroughly kiln washed kiln shelf. 
          20. Fire to shelf cone 6. 

          Form

          • SB-102 9” x 9” Casserole Dish 

          Colors

          • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black 
          • SC-9 Jaded 
          • SC-16 Cotton Tail 
          • SC-28 Blue Jade 
          • SC-35 Gray Hare 
          • SC-43 Lettuce Alone 
          • SC-48 Camel Back 
          • SC-60 Silver Lining 
          • SW-101 Matte White 
          • SW-155 Winter Wood 

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB – 406 #6 Pointed Round 
          • CB – 408 #8 Pointed Round  
          • CB – 202 #2 Detail Liner 
          • RB – 140 #8 Soft Fan 

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Palette knife
          • 100 grit sandpaper  
          • 3 oz Plastic or Paper Cup (2) for Glaze 
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon  one sheet 
          • Heavy Duty Plastic Page Protector for palette or glazed tile 
          • Paper Towels 
          • Red Pencil or Pen prefer Red Pen 
          • Pattern
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          45484 Autumn Feather Chickens autumn-feather-chickens https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/autumn-feather-chickens/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/MB1596_MB1597_autumn_feathers_decorated_web.jpg David Hoff
          1. Check the pieces over for any blemishes and if present remove them by sanding with 100-grit sand paper. 
          2. Damp sponge to condition the piece for decorating and to remove any dust from the ware’s surface. 
          3. Place the Acrylic colors as needed on the Aluminum Foil or Page Protector Palette. 
          4. Precede to basecoat rooster and hen with a very smooth coat of Burnt Orange, using the ¾” Flat Shader.  Do not cover the eyes, comb, waddle or beak with the Burnt Orange.  Use the #8 Pointed Round to cut color in around the unpainted areas.  If color appears streaked or sparse, when dry apply another coat of the Burnt Orange. 
          5. Using the Pointed Round of choice apply the following colors to the following areas: 
            1. Comb and Waddle – Fire Thorn 
            2. Eyes – Lemon Peel 
            3. Beak – Gold
              *If colors appear streaked, a second coat will be needed.*
          6. Place Cinnamon on the palette and add a few drops of Water or Thin ‘n Shade, mix with palette knife. 
          7. Water dampen the #6 Flat Shader and corner load with thinned Cinnamon. Proceed to float in shading under the comb, around the beak, around the waddle and around the eyes.  Keep the Cinnamon side of the brush next to the area to be shaded and the rest of brush held flat against the body and head of the rooster or hen. 
          8. Using the float method again, corner load the #6 Flat Shader with Gold and float in shading to the upper half of the eye. 
          9. Float a hint of Burnt Orange to the beak where it joins the head. 
          10. Proceed to dry brush Bright Red using the #5 Round Dry Brush.  Several passes over the Fire Thorn will be needed.  Try to achieve a somewhat brighter and highlighted look. 
          11. With a piece of white chalk, sketch in the flowing lines somewhat copying the provided pattern.  The chalked lines start at the top of the head between the comb and eye ball. 
          12. To the palette, add the following colors and if needed add more of the previously used colors: Ivory, Pale Yellow, Dark Yellow, Orange Peel, Avocado, Walnut, Garnet Red, Persimmon, Olive Moss.  These colors along with the others on the palette will be used for the comma strokes and detailing. 
          13. Instructions for completing the design work: 
            1. Use all sizes of the Pointed Rounds.  The bigger the brush number the larger the brush thus the larger the stroke. 
            2. Dampen the brush before starting and pinch out all excess water. 
            3. Fully load the brush with your color choice (normally a lighter tone) then proceed to side load with a different color or two and tip with another color. 
            4. In most cases the brush does not need to be washed out between strokes and color combinations.  Wash when the brush becomes over loaded with color. 
            5. The decorating stroke is known as a comma stroke.  To complete the stroke: 
              1. Load the brush. 
              2. Hold the brush straight up. 
              3. Press the brush against the ware thus forming the wider, rounded start to the stroke. 
              4. Pull the brush and slowly lift off the ware forming a distinct tail.  The total motion is Press, Pull and Lift. 
              5. As the strokes are pulled in, they curve slightly to the left or right forming a soft comma like design. 
              6. Strokes can over-lap one another. 
              7. Change the loading, side-loading and tipping colors often and wash the brushes only when they become too full of color. 
              8. Please note, work one side of the Rooster or Hen then allow drying before doing the other side of pieces. 
            6. Here are some examples of loading, side loading and tipping. 
              1. Load in Ivory, side load in Persimmon and Dark Yellow and tip in Bright Red. 
              2. Load in Pale Yellow, side load in Dark Yellow, tip in both Avocado and a hint of Olive Moss. 
              3. Load in Gold, side load in Orange Peel and Garnet Red and tip in Ivory. 
              4. Load in Bright Red, side load in Fire Thorn, tip in Pale Yellow and Ivory. 
              5. Other combinations work well. 
          14. Remember: Allow one side of the ware to dry thoroughly before adding strokes to the other side of the ware. 
          15. Soft smaller Ivory comma strokes can be added to some of the deeper tones and larger comma strokes.  By doing this, highlights will be created. 
          16. Thin down the Walnut slightly with a few drops of water or Thin ‘n Shade.  Mix with palette knife. 
          17. Fully load the #2 Detail Liner with the thinned Walnut.  Working from the fine tip of the comma strokes outward, add fine lines to some of the dried comma strokes, accent outline a few of the comma strokes.  Pull out some simple scroll-work throughout the design. 
          18. There are a few small hat pin style strokes painted over some of the comma strokes and in the background.  To complete these, fully load the liner with the thinned Walnut, pull in a fine line, then press the brush against the ware and lift off; thus creating the stroke.  
          19. A variation of this stroke would be to pull out a fine line, press brush against the ware, lift slightly and pull out forming a tail at the end of the stroke.  Add nostrils and mouth line. 
          20. With the #4 Pointed Round loaded in Black, paint in the large pupils to the eyes. 
          21. With #2 Detail Liner, pull in a fine upper lid line and a lower lid line. Using Black. 
          22. When dry, add highlights to the eyes with Ivory. 
          23. With handle of a brush, add tiny dots of Pale Yellow in groups of three throughout the design. 
          24. At the ends of the pulled in scroll-work add a dot of Hot Orange. 
          25. Sign the pieces. 
          26. With the softer ¾” Flat Shader, apply two smooth coats of Brush on Matte Sealer over the entire hen and rooster.  Be sure to apply as smooth as possible and allow some drying time between coats. 

          Form

          • MB 1596 Rudy Rooster 
          • MB 1597 Holly Hen 

          Colors

          • OS432 Ivory 
          • OS433 Pale Yellow 
          • OS434 Lemon Peel 
          • OS435 Dark Yellow 
          • OS436 Gold 
          • OS438 Orange Peel 
          • OS439 Hot Orange 
          • OS440 Burnt Orange 
          • OS449 Bright Red 
          • OS466 Avocado 
          • OS472 Walnut 
          • OS476 Black 
          • OS480 Garnet Red 
          • OS481 Cinnamon  
          • OS484 Persimmon 
          • OS487 Olive Moss 
          • OS568 Fire Thorn 
          • AC-502 Matte Sealer

          Decorating Accessories

          • AB-710 3/4” Flat Shader 
          • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round  
          • CB-406 #6 Pointed Round 
          • CB-408 #8 Pointed Round 
          • CB-306 #6 Flat Shader 
          • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner 
          • DB-802 #5 Round Dry Brush 

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Palette knife
          • Aluminum Foil for palette or Heavy-Duty Plastic Page Protector 
          • Water Bowl 
          • Paper Towels 
          • White Chalk 
          • 100 grit sand paper 
          • Pattern
          Duncan|Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 874|406|403|460
          45226 Nimbus Peacock Bowl nimbus-peacock-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/nimbus-peacock-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/sb119-sw194-peacock-2_web.jpg Kaylyn Froebel
          1. Start with properly-fired bisque. Wipe away any dust with a damp sponge.
          2. With AC-220 filled with SW-401 Light Flux, apply 2 rows of “W”s.
          3. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner (or AC-224 Plastic Caps on the bottles), place dots of SC-103 Lavendear inside the loops of the top row of “W”s. Apply 2 coats.
          4. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner (or AC-224 Plastic Caps on the bottles), place dots of SC-101 Spruce It Up inside the loops of the bottom row of “W”s. Apply 2 coats.
          5. Apply 3 coats of SW-194 Nimbus to the outside of the bowl avoiding the foot using CB-140 #4 Soft Fan. Let dry between coats. Nimbus is very mobile. Take caution when applying. We suggest receding your coats.
          6. Apply 3 coats of SW-194 Nimbus to the inside of the bowl using CB-140 #4 Soft Fan. Let dry between coats.
          7. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-119 Stoneware Serving Bowl

          Colors

          • SW-194 Nimbus
          • SC-103 Lavendear
          • SC-101 Spruce It Up
          • SW-401 Light Flux

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • AC-220 Detailer Tips & Bottle

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          MCP Projects (Private) 1129
          45224 Ivy Peacock Bowl ivy-peacock-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/ivy-peacock-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/sb119-sw193-peacock-2_web.jpg Kaylyn Froebel
          1. Start with properly-fired bisque. Wipe away any dust with a damp sponge.
          2. With AC-220 filled with SW-401 Light Flux, apply 2 rows of “W”s.
          3. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, place dots of SC-103 Lavendear inside the loops of the top row of “W”s. Apply 2 coats.
          4. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, place dots of SC-101 Spruce It Up inside the loops of the bottom row of “W”s. Apply 2 coats.
          5. Apply 3 coats of SW-193 Ivy to the outside of the bowl avoiding the foot using CB-140 #4 Soft Fan. Let dry between coats.
          6. Apply 3 coats of SW-193 Ivy to the inside of the bowl using CB-140 #4 Soft Fan. Let dry between coats.
          7. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-119 Stoneware Serving Bowl

          Colors

          • SW-193 Ivy
          • SC-103 Lavendear
          • SC-101 Spruce It Up
          • SW-401 Light Flux

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • AC-220 Detailer Tips & Bottle

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          45222 Amaryllis Peacock Bowl amaryllis-peacock-bowl https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/amaryllis-peacock-bowl/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/sb119-sw192-peacock-overhead_web.jpg Kaylyn Froebel https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Amaryllis-Peacock-Bowl.pdf
          1. Start with properly-fired bisque. Wipe away any dust with a damp sponge.
          2. With AC-220 filled with SW-401 Light Flux, apply 2 rows of “W”s.
          3. Using AC-220 filled with SC-104 Grape Expectations, place dots of  inside the loops of the top row of “W”s.
          4. Using AC-220 filled with SC-28 Blue Isle, place dots of inside the loops of the bottom row of “W”s.
          5. Apply 3 coats of SW-140 Black Matte to the outside of the bowl avoiding the foot using CB-140 #4 Soft Fan. Let dry between coats.
          6. Apply 3 coats of SW-192 Amaryllis to the inside of the bowl using CB-140 #4 Soft Fan. Let dry between coats.
          7. Fire to cone 6.

          Form

          • SB-119 Stoneware Serving Bowl

          Colors

          • SW-192 Amaryllis
          • SW-140 Black Matte
          • SC-104 Grape Expectations
          • SC-28 Blue Isle
          • SW-401 Light Flux

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
          • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
          • AC-220 Detailer Tips & Bottle

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          Mid-Range|Stoneware Bisque 407|411
          45152 Handbuilt Sweet Treats handbuilt-sweet-treats https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-sweet-treats/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/cake_pie_slices_handbuilt_web.jpg Sally Meixner
          1. Research culinary treats that are typically cut into slices. (Ex. Cheese, pie, cake, etc…) Specifically, what that food looks like once it’s cut away from the larger piece.
          2. Cut a rectangle of cardstock or cardboard 12”x 4”
          3. Fold at the halfway point (6”).
          4. Decide how thick or thin you want your slice to be by how wide the angle is after folding, and measure between the two end pieces (ours is 3”).
          5. Cut a rectangle from cardstock that is your endpiece measurement by your width (ours is 3”x4”).
          6. Roll out a slab of clay about ¼” thick.
          7. Compress the slab with a plastic card.
          8. Lay your rectangle patterns on the slab and trace.
          9. Remove the pattern and cut out the pieces with a toothpick.
          10. Take your 12” long rectangle of clay and fold in half to form a V.
          11. Slip and score the two end pieces to the smaller rectangle.
          12. Take two thin coils and press into the corners to reinforce the structure.
          13. Take the triangle of walls and set on top of the remainder of the clay slab.
          14. Trace the outside edge of the walls around the triangle shape two different times and cut. One triangle will be the base, the other the lid.
          15. Slip and score the base to the bottom of the walls.
          16. Reinforce with coils
          17. To make a lid, run coils along the face of the last triangle, inside where the walls will sit when it’s flipped over. Double check to make sure the lid coils will fit inside the box.
          18. Using coil building, carving, and sculptural effects, add the details that will make your treat look realistic.
          19. Pay attention to the textures on things like cake, crust, fillings, icing, etc…
          20. Use Mayco’s Fundamentals Underglaze directly on greenware to color your piece.
          21. Bisque fire to shelf cone 04.
          22. Clear glaze any areas that need to be shiny. Add any other lowfire glazes you’d like to use during this step.
          23. Stilt or dryfoot and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 4lbs of clay

          Colors

          • Fundamentals Underglaze
          • Brushing Clear glaze

          Decorating Accessories

          • Found objects for texturing and sculpting

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Toothpick
          • Cardstock or other paper
          • Ruler
          • Pencil
          • Bowl of water
          • Sponge
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          45150 Owl Planter owl-planter https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/owl-planter/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/CD1284_owl_planter_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Knead the mold trimmings from the casting and moisten if necessary. Roll clay trimmings out into about a ¼” slab approximately 3”x 5”X ¼. Place face pattern onto clay. Trace the basic placement of the beak, eyes and rings of feathers. Use a Clean Up Tool to cut out the shape of the face. Use the AC-219 Bottle’s opening to press in the pupil circles for the eyes. Use the bottle cap to press in the ring around the eyes, rotating the edge of the bottle to form texture around the pupil Use the curved end of the Clean Up Tool to press in the concentric design detail around the eyes. Rock the tool’s curved point towards the while pressing firmly enough to cause a good imprint.
          2. Score and attach the face to the center of the oval vase using some slip. Roll a small amount of clay into a cone shape. Towards the fat end of the cone, pinch the end between your thumb and index finger to reshape the top end into a slight peak. Score and slip the beak onto the face. Use the Clean Up Tool to make two indentations in the top of the beak.
          3. Trace the chest feathers onto the front of the oval container centering the feathers under the beak. Use a Sgraffito Tool to carve the edge and basic shapes of the feathers. Carve the detail lines in each feather.
          4. Use the Clean Up Tool to fettle the seam lines. Use the Green Grit Cloth to further refine the seam lines. Use a moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the piece to remove any dust before firing.
          5. Let the piece dry thoroughly before firing. Fire to Shelf Cone 04.
          6. 6. Use a slightly moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the piece before painting. Check to make sure that no debris is attached to the incised lines on the feathers.
          7. Place some SC-14 Java Bean onto a tile and thin with water to a milky consistency. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply color to the Face and Chest Feathers. Use a Synthetic Sponge to wipe back the highlights. Rinse sponge often. Let Dry.
          8. Use CB-406Pointed Round to dry brush some SC-45 My Blue Heaven onto the highlights on the face feathers. Accent the outer edges with some SC-11 Blue Yonder with the same brush.
          9. Apply 2-3 coats SC-34 Down To Earth to the pupils of the eyes using CB-110 Liner. Paint the beak with the same color. To the iris of the eye apply 2-3 coats of SC-5 Tiger Tail using CB-110 Liner.
          10. To the chest feathers apply 2-3 coats of thinned SC-5 Tiger Tail using the CB-406Pointed Round. Try to apply the color to the feathers while not allowing the color to fill in the crevices of the detail.
          11. Apply 3 coats of FN-08 Brown to the inside of the canister using CB-604 Soft Fan.
          12. Apply 2-3 coats of CG-965 Mocha Marble to the body of the canister using CB-604 Soft Fan or CB-406Pointed Round. Try to evenly disperse the crystals while not allow clumps of crystals to form. Apply 1-2 coats of S-2102 Crystal Clear Brushing to the face and chest feathers using CB-406Pointed Round
          13. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.
          14. Note. The design can be painted if you don’t have a wet piece of greenware to modify. There are some slightly different steps to painting if you don’t modify the piece. No antiquing of the face and chest feathers would be done. Paint the blue colors to the face then detail the pattern with the Java Bean replacing the incised lines. The eyes and beak are painted the same. For the chest feathers, apply 2-3 thinned coats of the Tiger Tail wash and then detail with Java Bean. Apply 1-2 coats of Crystal Clear Brushing over these areas.

          Form

          • CD-1284 Oval Canister, WET greenware.
            • Note: Keep the mold trimmings from mold casting. If you don’t have access to wet greenware the piece can be accomplished just by painting in the pattern. Read the notation at the end of the instructions for guidance.

          Colors

          • FN-08 Brown
          • CG-965 Mocha Marble
          • SC-5 Tiger Tail
          • SC-11 Blue Yonder
          • SC-14 Java Bean
          • SC-34 Down To Earth
          • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
          • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-110 Liner
          • CB-406Pointed Round
          • CB-604 Soft Fan
          • AC-219 Writer Tip Bottle

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pattern
          • Clean Up Tool
          • Sgraffito Tool
          • Green Grit Cloth
          • Small Rolling Pin
          • Scissors
          • Pen
          • Pallet or tile
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Garden|Home Décor 406|403|459|460
          45086 Never More Canvas never-more-canvas https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/never-more-canvas/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/canvas_never_more_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Use a moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the ware to remove any dust.
          2. Use a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon to transfer the basic shape of the moon and raven.
          3. Starting with the left side of the moon, use CB-404Pointed Round to start dabbing in SC-55 Yella Bout It, transition to SC-42 Butter Me Up as you move up towards the top of the moon around the Raven. Towards the middle top of the moon introduce SC-24 Dandelion. As you move around to the left side of the moon bring in some SC-50 Orange Ya Happy then to some SC-25 Crackerjack Brown and finally some SC-81 Cinnamon Stix about middle of the moon. Then start reversing the order of the colors towards the bottom of the moon where it meets the Raven. Repeat this step for the applications of the colors and blending them as you apply each coat. Work the colors back and forth over one another to aid in the blending process. Slightly extend the color past the moon’s edge as well.
          4. If necessary, redefine the outline of the moon and Raven. Apply 3 coats of SC-33 Fruit of the Vine to the Raven using CB-406Pointed Round.
          5. Trace the details in the Raven and lettering onto the ware. The detail in the bird excluding the beak and pupil are reversed from the pattern. i.e., the markings in the bird as shown would be what you don’t paint. They will show as highlights in the bird. Paint in the beak outlines and detail and the pupil excluding the highlight with SC-15 Tuxedo using CB-110 Liner. Apply 1 coat of slightly thinned SC-15 Tuxedo to the bird using CB-110 Liner or CB-404Pointed Round. Carry a full brush of color when painting. Start at the head and work backwards and downward omitting the highlights in the Raven. If you paint the brushstrokes as the feathers would lay, any thin applications of color will show hints of the purple underneath further enhancing the Raven.
          6. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the background around the Moon and Raven using CB-106 Script Liner, CB-404Pointed Round and CB-602 Soft Fan.
          7. If you are painting in the lettering, use AB-706 Filbert loaded with SC-81 Cinnamon Stix. Use CB-110 Liner to outline the lettering with a fine line of thinned SC-15 Tuxedo. Let dry.
          8. Shake well SG-701 Star Dust Clear. The specks have a tendency to settle in the jar. To the background excluding the moon and Raven apply 1 good even coat of SG-701 Star Dust Clear using CB-404Pointed Round and CB-602 Soft Fan. Let dry.
          9. Stilt and fire the ware to Shelf Cone 05-06.

          Form

          • MB-1352 6” Square Canvas

          Colors

          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-24 Dandelion
          • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
          • SC-33 Fruit of the Vine
          • SC-42 Butter Me Up
          • SC-50 Orange Ya Happy
          • SC-55 Yella Bout It
          • SC-81 Cinnamon Stix
          • SG-701 Star Dust Clear

          Decorating Accessories

          • AB-706 Filbert
          • CB-106 Script Liner
          • CB-110 Liner
          • CB-404 Pointed Round
          • CB-602 Soft Fan
          • AC-230 Clay Carbon

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Pattern
          • Pencil
          • Scissors
          • Synthetic Sponge
          • Tile or Pallet
          Low-Fire|Earthenware Bisque|Home Décor 406|403|460
          45128 Handbuilt Fish with Found Objects handbuilt-fish-with-found-objects https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-fish-with-found-objects/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/handbuilt_fish_group_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Plan out what kind of three fish you’d like to make.
          2. On a piece of paper, draw out a round body outline with a top and back fin, plus a little jut out for the jaw.
          3. Cut out your outline.
          4. Find a variety of objects (natural or manmade) to use to press into the clay for texture. Some of the textures we used on our fish were netting, dandelion leaves, cardboard, and the backs of paintbrushes.
          5. Pick out at least two colors of glaze per fish. We used two foundations and one jungle gem color per fish.
          6. Roll out and compress a slab of clay from your two pounds of clay about a 1/3rd inch thick
          7. Lay your paper template on the slab of clay and trace with a toothpick.
          8. Remove the template and cut all the way through your traced area.
          9. With the remaining clay, cut out a round shape (for the eye) and heart shape (for the fin) attachment and set aside.
          10. Lay your found objects on the areas of the clay you would like to print.
          11. Press item down with your fingertips.
          12. Using a plastic card, smooth the object down onto the clay
          13. Carefully peel the texture objects up out of the clay
          14. Using your toothpick, scratch into the back side of your clay eye and fin attachments.
          15. Scratch the surface of the main fish body where you want your attachments to be.
          16. Take a small drop of water and drip onto the scratched portion of the body.
          17. Press and wiggle attachments onto the body where you placed your drop of water. 5. Allow to dry 6. Bisque fire to shelf cone 04
          18. Apply 3 coats of Foundations Sheers to the textured areas of your fish.
          19. 3 coats of Jungle Gems glaze can be applied to the less textured areas.
          20. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

          Form

          • 2lbs of low fire clay

          Colors

          • Foundations Sheers
          • Jungle Gems

          Decorating Accessories

          • Found objects (flowers, lace, pencils, etc.)
          • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Paper
          • Scissors
          • Toothpick
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          45121 Handbuilt Pet Boxes handbuilt-pet-boxes https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/handbuilt-pet-boxes/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/handbuilt_animal_box_4_web.jpg Alex Paat
          1. Cut out shapes from pattern
          2. Trace shapes onto cardboard or cardstock to use as stencils for cutting clay.
          3. Decide what pet or animal to base your box off of.
          4. Draw your animal ideas onto your stencils.
          5. Roll out a slab that is about a quarter-inch thick.
          6. Compress slab with a plastic card.
          7. Using a fettling toothpick, trace and cut out shapes from compressed slab.
          8. If using the pattern, cut out 1 of shape A (top), 4 of shape B (sides), and 1 of shape C (bottom).
          9. Smooth out cut edges with a damp sponge.
          10. Cut a beveled edge on all sides of each shape with a fettling knife. To create a beveled edge, bring your clay slab to the end of the table and use the table to hold your fettling knife or bevel cutter sturdy at a 45-degree angle to cut.
          11. Attach the beveled angles together by scoring and slipping.
          12. Roll a thin coil and press into each corner as extra support at the seam.
          13. Smoosh ends together and smooth out the seam
          14. Repeat steps 1-3 with all sides of the box.
          15. With a damp sponge, clean up surfaces.
          16. Attach ear shapes to the top of the box by scoring and slipping.
          17. Allow the clay to reach a semi-leatherhard state.
          18. Using a craft knife, carefully cut off the top of the box to form the lid.
          19. Cut at an angle to ensure the lid doesn’t slip off the box when put together.
          20. With a soft fan brush, apply 3 coats of your glaze to the sides and top of boxes. Be sure to not get glaze where the lid and body of the box meet.
          21. When glaze is no longer shiny, use a loop tool and/or toothpick to carve your animal details through the glaze and into the box.
          22. With the lid off the box, allow the box and lid to dry completely.
          23. Dry foot or stilt
          24. Fire straight to shelf cone 06

          Form

          • 5lbs of clay

          Colors

          • Elements glazes

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 # 6 Script Liner
          • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • Cardboard or cardstock
          • Plastic card
          • toothpick
          • craft knife
          • loop tool
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          45118 Honey I’m Home Toad House honey-im-home-toad-house https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/honey-im-home-toad-house/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Honey_im_home_toad_house_web.jpg Bailie Benson
          1. Stack a variety of bowls and cups to make a rounded cone shape.
          2. Put a sheet of plastic wrap over the form, tucking the edges in under the form.
          3. Pull off smaller chunks of clay from your 2lb block.
          4. With gentle, even pressure, roll out a long coil about the thickness of a pinky finger.
          5. Wrap the coil around the base of your form.
          6. When the coil begins to overlap with the coil beneath it, take a toothpick and score the top of the base coil, and the bottom of the coil you are wrapping.
          7. Dip your finger in the water bowl and place a drop of water on the scored section of the bottom coil.
          8. Sandwich your scored coils together and repeat as you build up your form.
          9. When you finish coiling, take the toothpick, and run it at an angle between the coils to help clean up score marks and press the connection points together.
          10. Cut a hole about 3” wide somewhere in the base for the “door”.
          11. From the excess clay, make little signs to score and attach to the coils.
          12. Bees can be made by rolling two tiny balls. One ball is attached as the body. The other ball is pinched into a teardrop shape and then cut in half to make the wings. Attach these next to the body. 5. For the big top bee, hollow out a larger ball and attach it to the top of your skep.
          13. Carefully remove the form from the inside of the piece and allow your skep to dry. Do not allow the project to dry on the form or the clay will crack as it shrinks.
          14. Bisque fire to cone 04.
          15. Glaze the whole piece, inside and out, with three coats of EL-107 Amber Ash, taking care to avoid any additions attached to your skep. (Bees, signs, etc.)
          16. Glaze your bees with Stroke and Coat glazes # 15,16, and 6. Be sure to use three coats for solid coverage.
          17. Clean all glaze off the foot of the piece, or stilt, and fire to cone 06.

          Form

          • 2-3lbs of low fire clay

          Colors

          • SC-16 Cotton Tail
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-6 Sunkissed
          • EL-107 Amber Ash

          Decorating Accessories

          • CB-106 # 6 Script Liner
          • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan

          Miscellaneous Accessories

          • Sponge
          • Water
          • assortments of bowls and cups
          • plastic wrap
          • toothpicks
          Lesson Plan|Low-Fire|Clay 848|406|401
          45084 Scarecrow App Plate scarecrow-app-plate https://www.maycocolors.com/projects/scarecrow-app-plate/ https://www.maycocolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/MB1586_scarecrow_plate_decorated_web.jpg William Pulse
          1. Use a moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the ware to remove any dust.
          2. Using AC-230 Clay Carbon and a pencil to trace the division line of the face from the hat and sky areas. Apply 2 coats of FN-01 White to the hat and sky area using CB-604 Soft Fan. Let dry.
          3. Reposition the pattern and trace the hat and hat band area as before.
          4. Using CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 1-2 coats of SC-45 My Blue Heaven and SC-103 Lavendear to the sky area and wet blend where the two colors overlap. My Blue Heaven color to one side of the sky and darken the other side with the Lavendear.
          5. Apply 2-3 coats of SP-254 Speckled Vanilla Dip to the hat excluding the hat band using CB-406 or CB-404Pointed Round.
          6. Load CB-604 Soft Fan with FN-022 Tan applying 3 even coats of the color to the face area on the front of the plate and to the entire back of the plate.
          7. On a tile, thin some SC-14 Java Bean to almost a dirty water consistency. Use CB-110 Line loaded with the very thin color to paint in the line texture of the burlap to the face. Try to keep the lines completely horizontal and vertical when painting. The lines look better if they vary in thickness and spacing between each other. It should look like a loose weave burlap when completed done. Let Dry.
          8. Retrace the pattern to the face as before.
          9. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-23 Jack-O-Lantern to the hat band and nose using CB-404 Pointed Round.
          10. Apply 2-3 coats of SC-16 Cottontail to the eye areas using CB-404Pointed Round. Let dry. Detail the outline of the eyes and pupil with SC-15 Tuxedo using CB-110 Liner. Paint in the eyebrow and mouth lines using CB-110 Liner. The mouth line is thicker than the eyebrow lines. Thin some Tuxedo with water and paint in the fine stitching lines to the eyebrows, mouth and nose.
          11. Thin some SC-14 Java Bean for shading of the hat and hat band. Load the CB-404Pointed Round with the slightly thinned color to apply the shading in the hat and hat band in a scruffy haphazard manner. Darken the shading with some thinned SC-34 Down To Earth in the same manner. Paint in some random cross hatched lines to resemble the woven hat texture.
          12. Detail the outlines of the hat with thinned down SC-34 Down to Earth using CB-110. Keep the lines uneven and broken to give the lines a free styled appearance.
          13. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.

          Form

          • MB-1586 Small App Plate

          Colors

          • FN-01 White
          • FN-022 Tan
          • SC-14 Java Bean
          • SC-15 Tuxedo
          • SC-16 Cottontail
          • SC-23 Jack-O-Lantern
          • SC-45 My Blue Heaven
          • SC-103 Lavendea