Lattice Pet Bowl

Designer: Wendy Ives


  1. Wipe off the bisque with a damp sponge and add 1 coat of wax resist to the outside bottom .”.
  2. Cut out a template of the grid and fit to the inside bottom of the bowl. Transfer the design to the bottom of the piece using transfer paper or trace the design onto tissue paper with a pen or pencil, cut out and then trace over to the inside with a Sharpie Marker.
  3. Using a pencil, connect the lines to create triangles up to the top around the inside wall in equal distances. Some of you may need to cheat a little.
  4. Space the colors out evenly by marking each square or triangle with a 1, 2 or 3. Start with the center square and mark with #1 (SC-28 Blue Isle). This color will be every other square like a checkerboard. Then starting with the top row of squares, mark one row with #2 (SW-155 Winter Wood) in the blank square. In the second row, mark each blank square with a #3 (SW-166 Norse Blue). For the triangles along the side wall, every triangle with the point at the top will be SC-28. Every other going down will be SW-155 Winter Wood and SW-166 Norse Blue, alternating each one.
  5. Using SW-401 Light Flux, create a thin line over all of the lines that were traced, 2 coats each about .” wide. Go all the way to the top and stop at the bottom of the outside rim.
  6. Starting with SC-28 Blue Isle, fill in #1 squares with 2 coats, overlapping the flux 1/8” or so. Then fill in all the #3 squares with 2 coats of SW-166. Let it dry.
  7. Cover the inside of each PAINTED square up to this point with 1 coat of wax resist leaving a .” along the outside color untouched by the wax resist. You want some of the color to be exposed so it can be covered with the SW-155 Winter Wood. Let Dry.
  8. Fill in all the remaining squares along with the exposed flux lines and any color still exposed with 2 coats of SW-155 Winter Wood.
  9. Apply 2 coats of SW-166 Norse Blue to the outside wall of the bowl, ignoring the top rim. Then add 2 wavy coats of SW-155 Winter Wood to the top 1/3 of the bowl.
  10. Sign the bottom of the bowl with a black Designer liner.
  11. Fire to cone 6.



  • SB-146 Pet Bowl 7”


  • SW-401 Light Flux
  • SC-28 Blue Isle
  • SW-155 Winter Wood
  • SW-166 Norse Blue
  • SG-401 Black

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pattern