Dog Days Platter

Designer: Laura Fraedrich



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply 3 coats of SW-510 Blue Gloss to the back sides of the platter and on the front rim, leaving the foot and the bottom unglazed. Use a damp sponge to wipe any glaze off the foot that may have gotten on it.
  3. Using a pencil and the clay carbon paper, trace the pattern onto the platter.
  4. Add some SW-508 Black Gloss to one of the AC-222 Medium Writer Tip Kits. Use it to go over the lines from the pattern.
  5. Using the CB-404 #4 Pointed Round brush, apply 2 coats of each glaze to the dogs, surfboard, and sun, using the pattern as a reference. Use a CB-210 #10/0 Detail Liner to get into any tight spaces. Let dry.
  6. Precondition the CB-404 #4 Pointed Round brush with dish soap. Apply wax resist to the dogs, surfboard and sun. Be careful not to get wax outside the lines onto the unglazed portion of the platter. Rinse the wax off of the brush and clean well with more dish soap.
  7. Precondition the CB-210 #10/0 Detail Liner with dish soap. Apply wax resist to the ‘DAYS OF SUMMER’. Be careful not to go outside the lines. If preferred, you can use an AC-222 writer tip kit filled with wax resist to do this part. Let dry.
  8. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply 3 coats of SW-172 Macadamia to the top 2/3 of the platter.
  9. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply 3 coats of SW-166 Norse Blue to the bottom 2/3 of the platter. The middle third should be 3 coats of Macadamia under 3 coats of Norse Blue.
  10. Do not stilt or hang over the edge of the kiln shelf.
  11. Fire to cone 5/6.



  • SB-118 12” Oval Platter


  • SW-173 Amber Quartz
  • SW-166 Norse Blue
  • SW-510 Blue Gloss
  • SW-508 Black Gloss
  • SW-502 Yellow Gloss
  • SW-503 Orange Gloss
  • SW-112 Tiger Eye
  • SW-172 Macadamia
  • SW-129 Copper Float
  • SW-507 Bright Green Gloss
  • SW-509 Dark Green Gloss
  • SW-501 White Gloss
  • SW-504 Red Gloss

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-210 #10/0 Detail Liner
  • AC-222 Medium Writer Tip Kit (2)
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • AC-302 Wax Resist

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Pencil
  • Pattern
  • Dish Soap
  • Water