Matte and Gloss Vase

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Use a clean up tool to remove the collar of the leather-hard greenware vase creating an approximate 2 ½” opening. If you use the rim of the vase as a guide to cut straight downward, it should give you the proper 2 ½” opening. Make sure the lid fits the new opening. Let dry.
  2. Remove the seam lines from the greenware using a clean up tool. Sand the seams and any imperfections in the ware using the green grit cloth. Wipe down the ware with a damp synthetic sponge to remove any dust. Check the inside for any debris as well.
  3. In a lidded jar mix 6 teaspoons of UG-1 Kings Blue with 1 teaspoon of UG-50 Jet Black and 2 teaspoons of C-300 Matte Transparent Brushing. Stir and shake the color well, making sure the color is blended thoroughly.
  4. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 3 even smooth coats of the Underglaze mixture to the outside of the vase and to the lid excluding the middle bead trim. Allow to dry between coats.
  5. Trace the pattern onto the ware using a AC-230 Clay Carbon and a pencil.
  6. Place some FD-258 Pure White onto a tile. Add a drop or two of water to slightly thin the color to a brushing consistency. Load CB-404 Pointed Round with color and using a “pressure point” stroke to make the petal. The petal is made with three separate strokes. The center stroke of the petal is completed first. One separate side stroke is made next to the first stroke to complete the petal. There should be ridges of the French Dimensions when you complete each stroke forming a texture to the petal.
  7. Using CB-110 Liner loaded with FN-258 Pure White to add a fine line of color to the outside ridge of each petal. Using the FD-258 French Dimension bottle to apply a fine line of white to the one side of the leaf as noted in the pattern. Dot in the flower centers.
  8. Precondition CB-110 Liner with liquid detergent. Using CB-110 Liner loaded with AC-302 Wax Resist to apply the center vein and side veins. Be careful not to get wax on other areas of the design.
  9. Use CB-110 Liner loaded with S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to apply 1 good coat to the leaves. The wax resist areas should allow the color to bead up and form the center vein and side veins to the leaves. Apply 1 coat of SG-701 Star Dust over the clear glazed areas of the leaves.
  10. Use the pointed end of the Clean Up Tool to sgraffatio in three small lines through the white portions of the petals from the center outward. Do not carve too deeply as to go through the blue color.
  11. Stilt and fire the pieces separately to shelf cone 03-04.
  12. Check the inside of the vase and remove any debris and dust left during the firing
  13. In a plastic cup mix FN-009 Black with water to a melted ice cream consistency. Pour the thinned glaze into the vase. While working quickly, rotate the piece to coat the inside. Pour out the excess glaze and invert to dry. Repeat this step to the lid.
  14. To the outside of the lid apply 1-2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing using CB-604 Soft Fan. Let dry. Shake SG-701 Star Dust before using, then apply 1 coat of SG-701 Star Dust over the top finial of the lid and bottom section of the lid. Exclude the middle bead on the lid.
  15. Stilt and fire both pieces to shelf cone 05-06.
  16. Using a RG-104 Liner designated for OG-803 White Gold Luster apply 1 coat of OG-803 White Gold on the middle bead of the lid. Clean the brush with OS-901 Essence.
  17. Stilt and Fire the lid to shelf cone 018.
  18. Optional Step: This will give you added protection for dirt and fingerprints on the unglazed areas of the vase. Apply 2 coats of a Clear Tile and Grout Sealer to the vase using CB-604 Soft Fan allowing drying time between coats. Wash the brush in liquid detergent and warm water.



  • MB-910 Vase (large) and MB-1444 Finial Small Jar (Lid only). Both wet greenware.


  • UG-1 Kings Blue
  • UG-50 Jet Black
  • FD-258 Prue White
  • FN-009 Black
  • SG-701 Star Dust
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
  • C-300 Matte Transparent Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-404 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • RB-104 Liner (designated for White Gold Luster only)
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon
  • AC-302 Wax Resist
  • OS-802 White Gold
  • OS-901 Essence

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Clean Up Tool
  • Green Grit Cloth
  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Pencil
  • Tile or Pallet
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Jar with lid (2 oz.)
  • Plastic cup
  • Liquid Detergent
  • Measuring Spoon (1 teaspoon)
  • Clear Tile and Grout Sealer (optional)
  • Pattern