Cut Out Finial Jars, Small & Large

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Order the greenware wet. When the greenware has set up enough to stand on its own you may start the cutting out process. Start at the top of the bowl on the jar. Use a Fret Tool or Scalpel to cut triangular shapes about ¾ “ in length and about ¼” between the cut outs, working around the bowl and then downwards as you cut out the ware. Always cut towards solid areas when possible. When the bowl is completely cut out, let the ware dry.
  2. Clean up the seam lines and the cut-out triangles using the Clean up Tool. Be careful as you clean the inner portions of the triangles. Use Green Grit Cloth to further clean up the ware. Use a moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the ware and remove any dust and debris.
  3. Fire to Shelf Cone 04.
  4. Using CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 3 coats of SC-98 Slime Time or SC-11 Blue Yonder, the inner surfaces of the lid and jar. Apply 3 coats to the bead trim on lid and large bead trim on pedestal.
  5. Using CB1-106 Script Liner to apply 3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the outside of the bowl. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply color to the lower lid section and base of pedestal. The finial and smaller bead trim on the pedestal can be painted if no Gold luster is being applied later. Do not paint these sections if you are going to apply the Fired Gold Luster later.
  6. Apply 1-2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the entire ware.
  7. Stilt and Fire to Shelf Cone 05-06.
  8. Optional Step. Apply 1 medium coat of Fired Gold Luster to finial and smaller bead trim on pedestal using a brush reserved for the Gold Luster. Clean brush in Luster Essence. Stilt and Fire to Shelf Cone 018-020.



  • CD-1444 Large Finial Jar, Greenware
  • CD-1445 Small Finial Jar, Greenware


  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-98 Slime Time or SC-11 Blue Yonder

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Fret Tool or Scalpel Clean-up Tool
  • Green Grit Cloth
  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Lazy Susan or Banding Wheel
  • Optional; Fired Gold Luster & Essence & brush reserved for Fired Gold Luster