Lava Technique and Cobblestone

Designer: Bailie Benson



  1. Begin with a properly fire 6×6 bisque tile.
  2. Base coat the whole tile face with a fan brush and SC097.
  3. Allow to dry.
  4. Using a script liner brush, apply one coat of randomized squiggles of SC15 to the face of the tile.
  5. Using the detail liner brush, line the outside edges of the black squiggles where they meet the orange background with SC073.
  6. Apply a second coat of SC15 over the black squiggles with the script liner brush.
  7. Using the detail liner brush, apply a line of SC006 to the very insides of the orange areas as a highlight.
  8. With the script liner brush, apply one thick coat of SG201 Black Cobblestone over top of the black squiggle areas, overlapping slightly onto the red and yellow areas.
  9. Once the first coat of cobblestone loses its shine, apply a second coat in random areas to vary the thickness of the cobblestone cracks during firing.
  10. Add randomized drops of cobblestone onto the orange areas.
  11. Allow to dry.
  12. Stilt and fire to cone 06.



  • 6×6 bisque tile


  • SC073 Candy Apple Red
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC097 Cant-elope
  • SG201 Black Cobblestone

Decorating Accessories

  • RB106 Script Liner brush
  • RB144 Soft Fan brush
  • CB220 Detail Liner brush

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water