Burnished Plum Tile

Designer: 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.



  • 6”x 6” Greenware Tile, leather hard preferred


  • 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