Feathered Owl

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Clean the greenware with a Clean Up Tool. Sand any imperfections with the Green Grit Cloth. Remove any dust and debris with a moistened Synthetic Sponge.
  2. It is best to draw some of the feathers in using a pencil to get the direction, size and layering of the feathers before starting the carving. Using a Scraffito Tool to incise the center vein on each feather. Then incise the outer edge of the feathers. Use a old pen to scratch in the detail lines in the feathers starting from the center vein to the outer edge of each feather. Repeat these steps over the entire ware. Wipe the piece down with a dry sponge to remove any carvings debris.
  3. Fire to Shelf Cone 04.
  4. Using CB-404 Pointed Round to apply 3 coats of SC-41 Butter Me Up to the beak, feet and iris of the eye. Paint in the pupil with SC-15 Tuxedo using CB-220 Detail Liner.
  5. Use a corner of the synthetic Sponge tipped with SC-5 Tiger Tail and sponge around the outer edges of the eye markings. Color should be strongest along the edge and fading inwards to the eye.
  6. Using CB-604 Soft Fan loaded with water, tip one edge of the brush with SC-34 Down to Earth and shade the edges of the head, around the eyes and beak, along the top of the wings, crevices of the wing separations and above the feet. Use water to fade/thin out the color over the detail of the ware.
  7. Apply 2 coats of SG-703 Spectra-clear Autumn over the eye markings using CB-404 Pointed Round. Keep the specks off the iris and pupil of the eyes. Concentrate the specks along the outer edge of the eye markings.
  8. Apply 3 coats of S-203 Mud Puddle Brown to the remaining portions of the ware using CB-604 Soft Fan.
  9. Stilt and Fire the ware to Shelf Cone 05-06.



  • CD-1285 Large Owl Box, Wet Greenware


  • SC-5 Tiger Tail
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-34 Down to Earth
  • SC-41 Butter Me Up
  • S-204 Mud Puddle Brown
  • SG-703 Spectra-Clear Autumn

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan
  • CB-220 Detail Liner
  • CB-404 Pointed Round

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sgraffito Tool
  • Clean Up Tool
  • Green Grit Cloth
  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Pencil
  • Old pen