Christmas Flamingo Plate

Designer: Elizabeth Carey



1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

2. Using a pencil, sketch a Santa hat on the top of the flamingo’s head. It will wrap down the neck. Then sketch a Santa coat on the body of the flamingo. The top of the coat will be the line between the neck and the body. The bottom of the coat will be around the middle of the wing.

3. Using the Script Liner and SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral, glaze the parts of the head, neck and body of the flamingo that is not covered by the hat or coat. Apply a total of three coats, allowing the glaze to dry between coats.

4. Using a combination of the Script Liner and Soft Fan with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply three coats of glaze to the hat and coat. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

5. Using the Script Liner and SC-86 Old Lace, apply three coats of glaze to the beak. Allow glaze to dry between coats.

6. Using SC-15 Tuxedo and the Detail Liner, outline the details on the flamingo. Glaze the tip of the beak. Using the Script Liner, make a belt and buttons on the coat.

7. Take the 1 oz Bottle and add SG-302 Snowfall until it is halfway full. You might need to use the Script Liner to help push the SG-302 Snowfall into the Bottle. Screw on the Detailer Tip and cut off the very top so that there is a small hole. Squeeze out dots of SG-302 at the top and bottom of the hat to look like the fur. Add a line of SG-302 to the top and bottom of the coat to look like fur.

8. After the piece is completely dry, turn over and glaze the bottom with two coats of SC-15 Tuxedo using the Soft Fan.

9. After the bottom is dry, turn over and apply one coat of S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze to the eye or dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze.

10. Fire to cone 06.



  • MB-1522 Frieda Flamingo Dish


  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-86 Old Lace
  • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral
  • SG-302 Snowfall
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze or S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-220 Detailer Tips and 1 oz Bottle

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Pencil