Lattice Crystal Jar

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Using the X-Acto Knife, Scalpel or Fret Tool to cut off the collar of the wet leather-hard greenware vase just below the neck of the vase. You want to make a 3 1/2” opening for the lid. If you use the rim of the vase as a guide, you can cut straight down and it will give you the approximate size opening for the lid. Let dry.
  2. Use the Clean Up Tool to remove the seams from the ware and check to make sure the lid fits well on the vase. Use the Green Grit Cloth to further sand the seam lines and any imperfections in the vase. Use a moistened BT-901 Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the vase and to remove any lingering dust. Check the inside of the vase for any debris as well.
  3. Fire the vase and lid to Shelf Cone 04.
  4. In a Plastic Cup mix some FN-003 Orange to a melted ice cream consistency with some water. Pour the thinned glaze into the vase, while working quickly, rotate the vase to cover the inside of the vase with glaze. Pour out excess glaze. Invert the vase to drain and dry. Repeat this step for the lid also. Wipe off any glaze drips with a moistened Synthetic Sponge. Let dry.
  5. Apply 3 coats of FN-001 White to the outside of the vase using CB-604 Soft Fan. Use CB-106 Script Liner to paint the middle bead on the lid. Let dry.
  6. To the lower section of the lid apply 3 coats of FN-003 Orange using CB-604 Soft Fan.
  7. Use the ruler and pencil to mark off 16 equal sections around the vase. Lightly draw a vertical line from each point. Use the Banding Wheel to mark off 11 equal horizontal lines approximately every ¾” apart. Starting from the top on the first vertical line where the line intersects with the horizontal line to mark it with a small “x” using the Red Fine Tip Sharpie Marker. Alternate the marking of the “x” to every other vertical line along the first horizontal line. Repeat this around the vase to complete 8 markings. Move down to the next horizontal line and mark an “x” to every other line between the first row. Repeat this process down the vase to complete the diamond pattern. You should start to see a pattern of diamonds with the “x” markings. Lightly sketch a diagonal line starting at the top of one point spiraling downward to the bottom of the vase. Repeat this 8 times in one diagonal direction. Reverse this diagonal line in the other direction to complete the diamond pattern.
  8. Shake and Stir CG-961 Fruity Freckles. Use CB-106 Script Liner to apply one coat of CG-961 Fruity Freckles to the diamond pattern about the width of the brush hairs. To make the completion of the pattern easier, paint all the diagonal lines of one direction and then do the reverse diagonal lines. This will ensure that each line is completed. Let dry. Repeat this for asecond coat as before. Let dry. It is important to let the coats of crystal glaze to dry between coats.
  9. Pour out some of the crystal glaze onto a tile or pallet to make it easier to pick up more crystals than glaze. Apply the third coat and try to build up a heavy line of crystals over the previous 2 coats of glaze. Check to make sure there are no blank spots of crystals along the lines. Fill in the open spaces if needed. Let dry.
  10. Apply 2-3 coats of CG-981 Fruity Freckles to the top finial on the lid down to the middle bead.
  11. Make sure the crystal glaze on the vase has dried before firing. Stilt and fire the vase and lid to Shelf Cone 06 with a medium ramping and a 5 min hold on the kiln program. This is to avoid any pulling in the glaze surface and to adequately melt the crystals.
  12. Pour out a small amount of OG-801 Bright Gold onto a Tile or Pallet. Let the luster air thicken slightly before applying. Apply 1 coat of OG-801 Bright Gold Luster to the middle bead on the lid using RB-104 Liner. Let dry. Use OA-901 Essence to clean the brush.
  13. Stilt and Fire the lid to Shelf Cone 018.



  • CD-1128 Medium Vase. mold (Wet, leather hard greenware)
  • CD-1145 Large Finial Jar mold (lid only, preferably wet, leather hard greenware)


  • FN-001 White
  • FN-003 Orange
  • CG-981 Fruity Freckle
  • OG-801 Bright Gold
  • OA-901 Essence

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 Script Liner
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • RB-104 Liner (reserved for Gold Luster only.)

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • X-Acto Knife, Scalpel or Fret Tool
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Red Fine Point Sharpie Marker
  • Clean Up Tool
  • Green Grit Cloth
  • Plastic Cup
  • Banding Wheel
  • Tile or Pallet