Foundation Bird Blossom Vase

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. In a small cup, thin some FN057 Periwinkle to the consistency of coffee cream. Pour the glaze slowly; roll the glaze around inside the vase pouring out the excess. Leave the vase upside down to fully drain. Allow to dry!
  3. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN001 White to the outside of the vase. Allow to dry!
  4. Trace the pattern onto the piece using AC230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil. Do not trace the detail of the bird, just the basic shape.
  5. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of FN057 Periwinkle to the entire bird.
  6. When dry, take the pattern and cut out the bird. Place the pattern over the painted bird and trace the details on the bird using the AC230 Clay Carbon Paper.
  7. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, side load some FN028 Wisteria Purple and shade the bird’s wing, chest, and tail.
  8. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of FN055 Bubble Gum to the flower petals. Apply 2 coats of FN058 Apple Green to the leaves.
  9. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of FN002 Yellow to the centers of the flowers and to the beak of the bird.
  10. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, side load with some FN025 Raspberry Whip and shade around the flower centers.
  11. Using a CB110 #10/0 Liner, outline and detail as follows: Bird – FN028 Wisteria Purple; Leaves – FN020 Medium Green; flower – FN025 Raspberry Whip. Allow to dry!
  12. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.



  • MB1611 Blossom Vase


  • FN002 Yellow
  • FN020 Medium Green
  • FN025 Raspberry Whip
  • FN028 Wisteria Purple
  • FN055 Bubble Gum
  • FN056 Heather
  • FN058 Green Apple

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Small Cup
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pattern