Daisy Vase

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Begin with properly cleaned greenware by using the Clean Up Tool and Green Grit Pad.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe surface to remove any dust. Check the inside of the vase for any debris as well.
  2. In a 4 oz. Jar using a 1 Tbsp. measurement, mix 3 parts (6 Tbsp.) of UG-92 Lilac with 2 parts (4 Tbsp.)UG72 Wedgewood Blue and 1 part (2 Tbsp.) UG-211 Cement – Use a 3:2:1 ratio. It is best to mix more than you think you will need in case of corrections or mishaps. Mix well by stirring and shaking the color mixture.
  3. Sketch in a rough placement of the daisy pattern with a pencil.  This doesn’t need to be detailed nor exact. You will be covering over this, but you need a sense of where to place the colors for the background. Notice where the stems trail off as this will be the end of a “V” section of black color.
  4. Starting with UG-51 Jet Black by applying 3 coats using CB-604 Soft Fan from the lip of the vase down about 3 inches around the vase feathering out the bottom edge. Extend the black color down forming an elongated “V” section where the pattern will be painted to about 2 ½” inches from the bottom of the vase.  The width of the elongated “V” section should be about 3” tapering down to a point about 5” long.
  5. To the right of the pattern area and starting about 1 ½” from the rim, apply 2 coats of UG-94 Purple Pansy using CB-408 Pointed Round pulling the color downward over the black. Keep a hard irregular top edge to the purple area and feathering it downwardly out after about 2 inches. Let the color dry between applications. Starting about ¾” below the top edge of the just applied purple color, apply 2 coats of UG-10 Crimson over the Purple Pansy keeping an irregular edge and feathering it out in a downward direction approximately two more inches.  While the crimson color is still wet, apply some random downward streaks of UG-215 Blush by wet blending the two colors. You should see crimson with blended streaks of pink bursting out in the crimson color.
  6. To the left of the pattern area ( black “V” section) starting about 1” from the bottom edge, apply 3 coats UG-91 True Teal using CB-604 Soft Fan streaking the color upward from the bottom and feathering the color upwardly over the black “V” area to almost where the flower shapes begin. Continue to apply the teal color around the vase to feather blend the color upward over the lower edge of the crimson and pink area. Just to the right of the lower black “V” area, vertically streak in some UG-22 Spring Green over the teal, purple, crimson and pink.  Keep this green color weak.
  7. To the bottom of the vase and streaking upward, apply 4 coats of the Underglaze mixture (UG-92, UG-72 and UG-211) using CB-604 Soft Fan feathering out the edge of the color over the previously painted colors. The bottom portion of the vase and all around the vase will be the purple mixture feathering out the edge upward over the prior colors. By feathering and wet blending the trailing edge upwards, it will ensure a subtle blending of the purple over the other colors.  Let the each coat dry before applying the next coat. You can wet blend the colors over one another with the aid of a moistened brush and water.  Keep the excess color mixture in reserve.
  8. Trace the pattern onto some thin tissue paper with a pencil.   Place the pattern onto the ware securing it with some Blue Masking Tape. Use a Red Fine Tip Marker (water based) to retrace the pattern to the ware.  The thinness of the tissue will allow the pen color to go through the tissue transferring the pattern.
  9. Using CB-220 Detail Liner apply 2 coats of UG-67 Ivory to the “white” lower petals of the flowers as noted on the pattern. To the (shadow) top petals apply 3 coats of the Underglaze mixture. Paint in 3 coats to the buds, stems and leaves using CB-110 Liner loaded with the Underglaze mixture. Keep the stems as fine of a line as possible trailing the bottom point out to nothing.
  10. Use SG-402 White Designer Liner to paint in the highlights only to the white petals only in the daisy pattern as noted. Note that the white highlights do not completely cover the “white” petals. Some of the ivory color should still be seen peeking out from behind the highlights.
  11. Apply some thinned (dirty water) UG-22 Spring Green and UG-91 True Teal over the leaves and stems for shading using CB-404 Pointed Round. If the color is too thin, reapply another coat to deepen the shading.
  12. Paint in the flower center with 2 coats of UG-58 Harvest Gold using CB-220 Detail Liner. Use CB-220 Detail Liner loaded with thinned UG-31 Chocolate to shade the flower center.
  13. Fire to Shelf Cone 04-05.
  14. Thin with water some FN-28 Wisteria Purple to a melted ice cream consistency in a plastic cup. While working quickly, pour the thinned glaze into the vase, rotating the vase for complete coverage. Pour out excess glaze and invert to dry. Wipe off any drips of glaze from the outside using a moistened sponge.
  15. Apply 3 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the outside of the vase using CB-604 Soft Fan.
  16. Stilt and Fire piece to Shelf Cone 05-06.



  • CD-1129 Large Vase – Greenware


  • FN-028 Wisteria Purple
  • UG-10 Crimson
  • UG-22 Spring Green
  • UG-31 Chocolate
  • UG-51 Jet Black
  • UG-58 Harvest Gold
  • UG-67 Ivory
  • UG-72 Wedgewood Blue
  • UG-91 True Teal
  • UG-92 Lilac
  • UG-94 Purple Pansy
  • UG-211 Cement
  • UG-215 Blush
  • UG-220 Sage
  • SG-402 White Designer Liner
  • S2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-220 #2/0 Detail Liner
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-408 #8 Pointed Round

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Pencil
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • 4 oz Jar with Lid
  • Thin Tissue Paper
  • Red Water-based Marker (fine tip)
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Blue Masking Tape (Painter’s Tape)
  • Plastic Cup
  • Clean-Up Tool
  • Green Grit Pad
  • Pattern: Download