Batik Trays

Designer: Elizabeth Carey



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Cut around the border of the pattern, set aside.
  3. Using the Soft Fan with FN-009 Black, apply 2 coats to back of the tray. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  4. Using the Soft Fan with FN-009 Black, apply 2 coats to the front of the tray. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  5. Once the front of the tray is dry to the touch, place the pattern in the center of the tray. Trace with the pencil. Be sure to also trace around the edge of the pattern. Press hard enough so that you can just see the pattern in the glaze.
  6. Using the Detail Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist, apply 1 coat over the lines.
  7. Replace the glaze caps on the 2oz Stroke & Coat bottles with AC-224 Plastic Detailer Caps.
  8. Squeeze a thick puddle coat of glaze onto the corresponding sections of the tray. Work in sections. Glaze around 1/3 of the tray and move to the next step. Refer to the patterns for color placement.
    • NOTE: If the glaze is too heavy, it will crawl. If it is too light, you will not achieve the batik look.
  9. Use a hair dryer on low 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.
  10. Repeat steps 8 & 9 until the entire pattern is glazed. Working in sections prevents the glaze from drying prematurely, causing less cracks.
  11. Using the Script Liner with CG-999 Jazz Notes, apply 1 drop coat to the corresponding section. Refer to pattern for color placement.
  12. Fire to cone 06.



  • MB-1163 Rectangle Tray


  • CG-999 Jazz Notes (1oz)
  • FN-009 Black (2oz)
  • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo (1oz)
  • SC-6 Sunkissed (1oz)
  • SC-9 Jaded (1oz)
  • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral (1oz)
  • SC-96 Aqu-ward (1oz)

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-224 Plastic Detailer Caps (pack of 6)
  • AC-302 Wax Resist (1oz)
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories