Happy Bluebird Vase

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Using a moistened BT-910 Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the Cone 04 Bisque Vase. Check the inside for any debris.
  2. In a Plastic Cup mix FN-009 Black with some water to a melted ice cream consistency. Pour the thinned glaze into the vase. While working quickly, rotate the vase to coat the inside with glaze. Pour out excess glaze and invert to dry. Let dry.
  3. Using a Pencil and AC-230 to transfer the design onto the vase using the Blue Masking Tape to secure the pattern to the vase. Use Scissors to cut the pattern to accommodate the shape of the vase if necessary.
  4. Shake FD-254 Black Licorice. Outline the pattern with FD-254 Black Licorice. It is best to not drag the tip on the bisque surface. Try to keep the tip of the bottle just above the surface while applying the color. If you drag the tip along the bisque, you run the risk of sanding down the tip of the bottle, clogging the tip and creating a split bead to the outlining.
  5. Apply 2-3 coats of the following colors to the noted areas using a brush sized for the area.
    1. SC-10 Teal Next Time; Large branches/stems.
    2. SC-23 Jack O’Lantern; Three top berries.
    3. SC-24 Dandelion; Bird Beak, marking in wing, centers on small sized flowers.
    4. SC-33 Fruit of the Vine; Medium sized flower petals.
    5. SC-50 Orange Ya Happy; Daisy centers, two back (shadowed) berries.
    6. SC-53 Purple Haze; Small flower petals.
    7. SC-97 Cant-elope; Medium flower centers.
    8. S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing; Daisy petals, top portion of small leaves around small flowers.
    9. S-2711 Tahiti Grape; One coat with crystals to bird excluding wing marking.
    10. CG-717 Pistachio; One coat over top clear glazed portion on small leaves, two coats to bottom portions of small leaves.
    11. CG-716 Pagoda Green; Top half of large leaves around branches fading out over lower half of leaf.
    12. CG-780 Mystic Jade; Bottom portion of large leaves around branches overlapping slightly the CG-716 in leaves.
    13. S-212 Blue Diamond; Over S-2711 portion of the bird.
    14. EL-125 Sahara Sands; Apply 2 medium coats to background around pattern and back of vase.
  6. Stilt and Fire to Shelf Cone 06 with a 5 to10 minute hold.



  • CD814 Tall Envelope Vase, Cone 04 Bisque.


  • EL-125 Sahara Sands
  • FD-254 Black Licorice
  • SC-10 Teal Next Time
  • SC-23 Jack O’Lantern
  • SC-24 Dandelion
  • SC-33 Fruit of the Vine
  • SC-50 Orange Ya Happy
  • SC-97 Cant-elope
  • S-2711 Tahiti Grape
  • CG-716 Pagoda Green
  • CG-717 Pistachio
  • CG-780 Mystic Jade
  • FN-009 Black
  • FN-212 Blue Diamond
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 Script Liner
  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-404 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Pencil
  • Tile or Pallet
  • Scissors
  • Blue Masking Tape
  • Plastic Cup
  • Pattern