Hanging Birdbath

Designer: Tim McPherson



1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

2. Mark off where the 3 hanging holes will be located, about 12″ apart.

3. Using the Masonry Drill Bit in a power drill, carefully drill the 3 hanging holes.

4. Use a damp sponge to remove any dust.

5. Using the CB-604 # 4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SW-144 Lava Rock to the front and back of the plate, excluding the footed area.

6. Sketch on the spiral design using the watercolor marker.

7. Load the CB-106 # 6 Script Liner heavily with SW-401 Flux and apply it to the spiral line.

8. Wipe off any glaze from the footed area.

9. Place onto a well kiln washed shelf and fire to shelf cone 5/6.

10. Attach the S hooks and chain to your desired hanging length.



  • SB-105 Rimmed Dinnerware Plate


  • SW-144 Lava Rock
  • SW-401 Flux

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Watercolor Marker
  • Masonry Drill Bit
  • Chain and S Hooks