Abstract Dancing Set & Clock

Designer: Laura Fraedrich



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Place some FN-009 Black into a small cup and add a little bit of water to slightly dilute it (about 3 parts glaze and 1 part water). It should be the consistency of a coffee cream. Pour the contents of the cup into the piece and evenly coat the inside of each of the following pieces: Dancing Container, Dancing Creamer, Whimsical Clock, Dancing Teapot, Dancing Tea Cup, including lids. Pour the extra glaze back into the cup. This step is not necessary for the clock. Use a damp sponge to remove any product that may have dripped.
  3. Using the Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-009 Black to the bottoms, bottom and top rims, handles of the Dancing Teapot and Dancing Container, and roof of the Whimsical Clock.
  4. Using the Soft Fan, apply two coats of FN-001 White to the remaining unpainted areas of the pieces.
  5. Cut out two of each eye you would like to use from the pattern.
  6. Dip each cut out paper eyes into clean water and adhere them onto the piece where you would like to place them. Make sure the edges are smoothed down so glaze can’t get under the paper.
  7. Pour out the following colors on a foam plate and use a rubber squeegee or a flexible credit card to apply them in up and down strokes, creating a streaky look. Apply one color and let dry. Layer the second color on top of the first. Try not to cover the entire pieces of paper which will make it easier when it’s time to remove it. For the body of MB1490 – Whimsical Clock (not the clock face or center of face) use SC-73 Candy Apple Red and SC-18 Rosey Posey.. For the MB-1371 Dancing Teapot use SC-7 Leapin’ Lizard and SC-52 Toad-ily Green. For the MB1386 – Dancing Tea Cup, the MB-1388 Dancing Creamer and the center of the clock face on the MB1490 – Whimsical Clock (leave the area with the numbers white) use SC-24 Dandelion and SC-97 Cantelope. For the MB-1372 Dancing Container use SC-31 The Blues and SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue.
  8. Using the BT-910 Synthetic Sponge, load a section of the sponge with SC-15 Tuxedo. Tap the SC-15 Tuxedo onto the appropriate stamp or mat as listed below. Only load small sections of the stamps instead of using the entire thing. Lay the stamp across teapot and lightly press down with your fingers. For the Whimsical ClockDancing Tea Cup and Dancing Creamer use the MT-009 Scallops Mat. For the Dancing Container use the ST-127 Crackle Stamps. For the Dancing Teapot use the MT-004 Swirls Mat.
  9. Using the Foam roller, gently apply the following colors over the stencil (see below for color/stencil/bisque combinations). Just use small sections of the stencil instead of the entire thing. Tip: Hold the tip of the roller to apply the color to keep the glaze from bleeding under the stencil. For the Dancing Teapot, use SC-18 Rosey Posey with the SL-440 Swirls Stencil. For the Dancing Container, use SC-97 Cant-elope with the SL-456 Camo Stencil. For the Whimsical Clock body and the middle of the face, use SC-31 The Blues with the SL-448 Doily Stencil. For the Dancing Tea Cup and the Dancing Creamer, use SC-52 Toad-ily Green and SL-435 Curlicues Stencil.
  10. When the color is no longer shiny, take a cleaning or pin tool to lift up the edge of the paper and lift off. Repeat for each feature.
  11. Using the second copy of your pattern and a sheet of AC-230 Clay Carbon paper, trace the details of each of the features onto your pieces.
  12. Using the colors of your choice and the Script Liner, apply two coats of Stoke and Coats to your features.
  13. Fill a AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip with SC-15 Tuxedo. When your piece is completely dry (no longer damp or cool to the touch), outline your features and draw in the details. Make dots on the Teapot spout and handles of each piece. Draw in the numbers and details of the clock face.
  14. Pour out a small puddle of SC-16 Cotton Tail. Dip the eraser of the pencil into the paint and dab it on the roof of the Whimsical Clock to make dots. Use the end of a paintbrush dipped in SC-16 Cotton Tail to make dots on the handle of the Dancing Teapot and Dancing Container, or use the AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip.
  15. Using the Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-73 Candy Apple Red to the handle of the Whimsical Clock.
  16. Using a section of the synthetic sponge, dab it into SC -15 Tuxedo and gently sponge around the rims of all the pieces and up the side edges of the clock.
  17. Stilt and fire to Cone 06



  • MB-1372 Dancing Container Bisque or CD1372 Dancing Container Mold
  • MB-1388 Dancing Creamer Bisque or CD1388 Dancing Creamer Mold
  • MB1490 Whimsical Clock Bisque or CD1490 Whimsical Clock Mold
  • MB-1371 Dancing Teapot Bisque or CD1371 Dancing Teapot Mold
  • MB1386 Dancing Tea Cup Bisque or CD1386 Dancing Tea Cup Mold


  • FN-001 White
  • FN-009 Black
  • SC-7 Leapin’ Lizard
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-18 Rosey Posey
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-31 The Blues
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-52 Toad-ily Green
  • SC-76 Cara-Bein Blue
  • SC-97 Cant-elope

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • ST-127 Crackle Stamp
  • MT-004 Swirls Mat
  • MT-009 Scallops Mat
  • SL-440 Twirls Stencil
  • SL-448 Doily Stencil
  • SL-456 Camo Stencil
  • SL-435 Curlicues Stencil
  • AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • 2″ Foam Roller
  • Rubber Squeegee or flexible credit card
  • Pencil
  • Copy Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pattern: Download