Fan Leaf Plate

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque. 
  2. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
  3. Create stripes on plat using masking tape. 
  4. Use a fan brush to apply 2 coats of UG-90 Green Mist to the plate – be sure to brush the glaze out so it is smooth and does not pool around the tape edges.  
  5. Allow underglaze to dry to the touch (not bone dry) and remove the tape.  
  6. Use a palette knife to mix the AC-310 Silkscreen Medium with SW-301 Iron Wash until it is the thickness of a loose peanut butter. Use your finger to apply the thickened mixture through the leaf screen. You can use the screen repeatedly, but be sure to rinse and thoroughly dry once the screen gets gummy/is not transferring as well. Lightly applying a grid on the plate with a pencil can help with making an even pattern. 
  7. Allow the screened images to dry completely before using a fan brush to apply SW-201 Turquoise. Apply the first coat very carefully! SW-301 Iron Wash will smear easily with a brush. Apply a total of 3 coats and be sure to brush out the second 2 because the first one will be gloppy (since you can’t brush it out as much). 
  8. Use a script liner and fan brush to apply SW-128 Cordovan to the rim and back of the plate – avoiding the foot.  
  9. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot. 
  10. Fire to cone 5/6. (Sample was fired to cone 6) 



  • SB-105 Rimmed Dinner Plate


  • SW-128 Cordovan
  • SW-201 Turquoise
  • SW-301 Iron Wash
  • UG-90 Green Mist

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-140 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • DSS-0166 Tropical Leaves Silkscreen

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Water
  • Masking Tape