Happy Bee Stoneware Nesting Bowl

Designer: Laura Fraedrich



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply 3 coats of SW-111 Wrought Iron to the inside of the bowl.
  3. Using the Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil, transfer the bee pattern onto the outside of the bowl.
  4. Pour out some SG-407 Designer Liner Yellow onto a palette. Using the synthetic sponge, load the MT-013 Honeycomb texture mat with the yellow Designer Liner. Randomly stamp areas of the outside of the bowl, making sure not to stamp on top of the bee.
  5. Repeat step 4 with SG-401 Designer Liner Black.
  6. Using the SG-401 Designer Liner Black, draw over the lines of the pattern, fill in alternating lines on his body, his pupils and his mouth.
  7. Using the CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats of SW-161 Yellow Matte to the bee’s head and alternating stripes on his body.
  8. Using the CB-106 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SW-001 Stoneware Clear to the bee’s wings..
  9. Using the CB-106 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of SW-001 Stoneware Clear to the bee’s mouth and the black stripes on his body.
  10. Using the Soft Fan brush, apply 3 coats of SW-211 Glacier Blue to the rest of the outside of the bowl. Do not glaze the bottom or foot of the bowl. You can paint over his antennae and feet.
  11. Using the CB-604 Script Liner, apply one coat of SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral to the bee’s cheeks.
  12. Wipe off any excess glaze from the foot of the bowl with a damp sponge.
  13. Do not stilt or hang over the edge of the kiln shelf.
  14. Fire to cone 5/6.



  • SB-124 Medium Nesting Bowl


  • SW-001 Stoneware Clear
  • SW-111 Wrought Iron
  • SW-211 Glacier Blue
  • SW-161 Yellow Matte
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • SG-407 Yellow Designer Liner
  • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • Clay Carbon Paper
  • MT-013 Honeycomb Mat

Miscellaneous Accessories