Good Things Flat Vase

Designer: Timothy McPherson



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Thin some FN-001 with water in a small cup until it is the consistency of heavy cream. Pour the contents into the vase and roll it to coat the entire inside. Stand vase upside down to drain.
  3. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of FN-001 White to the top, sides and bottom of the vase, including spout. Let dry.
  4. Using the masking tape, tape off the raised edge of the front and back of the vase so you are left with just the flat front surface to work on.
  5. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply one coat of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the top third of the front of the vase. While still wet, apply SC-24 Dandelion to the middle third of the front of the vase and wet blend into the Blue Yonder. Apply SC-18 Rosey Posey to the bottom third of the front of the vase and wet blend into the Dandelion. Repeat two more times so that you have a total of 3 coats.
  6. >Apply strips of masking tape horizontally to the edges of the vase approximately ¼ inch apart. Make sure the tape is pressed securely down so none of the edges are sticking up or wrinkled.
  7. Using the Soft Fan Brush, apply two coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the outside edge of the vase over the tape strips. Also, apply two coats of to the spout.
  8. When the shine goes away, remove the strips of tape.
  9. Using the AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, transfer the pattern to the front of the vase.
  10. Using the Script Liner, apply two coats of SC-23 Jack O’Lantern to the sun.
  11. Fill the AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip with SC-15 Tuxedo. Fill in the letters and outline the sun. Draw random rows of scallops around the edges of the front of the vase.
  12. Clean the writer bottle and fill it with SC-16 Cotton Tail. Fill in the middles of the letters and the scallops around the edges of the front.
  13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.



  • MB-1391 Medium Flat Vase


  • FN-001 White
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-18 Rosey Posey
  • SC-23 Jack O’Lantern
  • SC-24 Dandelion

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • AC-219 Designer Bottle with Writer Tip
  • MC-001 ¼” Masking Tape

Miscellaneous Accessories