Bubbly Koi Fish Plate

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 stoneware bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Combine 2 parts SW-305 Cobalt Wash to 1 part water. Add 1 drop of dish soap and mix.
  3. Use a straw to blow bubbles into the mixture until they overflow out of the container. Guide overflowing bubbles onto the piece. Be sure not to layer the bubbles too high or they will become a puddle as they pop.
  4. Mix together UG-50 Jet Black and AC-310 Silkscreen Medium using a palette knife. Combine until it is the consistency of peanut butter. Adjust ratios as necessary.
  5. Place the koi fish silkscreen from DSS-0150 Far East onto the place (shiny side down). Use you finger to work the thickened underglaze through the silkscreen. Remove the screen immediately and rinse or place in water to preserve the screen.
  6. Apply 3 coats of SW-111 Wrought Iron the back and rim of the piece.
  7. Apply 2 coats of SW-001 Stoneware Clear to the face of the plate.
  8. Use a damp sponge to remove any glaze that may have gotten on the foot.
  9. Fire to shelf cone 5/6 *Sample was fired to cone 6*



  • SB-104 Rimmed Salad Plate


  • SW-305 Cobalt Wash
  • SW-111 Wrought Iron
  • UG-50 Jet Black
  • SW-001 Stoneware Clear

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • DSS-0150 Far East
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Straw
  • Dish Soap
  • Palette Knife