Mr. Gnome Plate

Designer: Laura Fraedrich



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply 3 coats of SW-501 White Gloss to the back rim and the entire front of the plate, making sure not to glaze the foot or the bottom of the plate.
  3. Using the pattern and clay carbon paper, trace over the white lines of the pattern onto the center of the plate using a pencil.
  4. Attach the AC-224 Plastic Detailer Cap to the 2oz bottle of AC-302 Wax Resist. Apply wax over the traced lines of the pattern. Let dry.
  5. Using the CB-106, apply three coats of each glaze into the sections of the gnome, sky and mushrooms according to the pattern. If you get any glaze on the wax and it beads up, wipe it off with a damp sponge.
  6. Fill the AC-222 Medium Writer Tip Kit with SW-508 Black Gloss. Draw in the zig zags on the shirt and hat and the birds in the sky.
  7. Dip the eraser of the pencil into SW-504 Red Gloss and make polka dots on the rim of the plate.
  8. Wipe off any excess glaze from the foot of the bowl with a damp sponge.
  9. Do not stilt or hang over the edge of the kiln shelf.
  10. Fire to cone 5/6.



  • SB-130 Modern Salad Plate


  • SW-501 White Gloss
  • SW-504 Red Gloss
  • SW-505 Purple Gloss
  • SW-507 Green Gloss
  • SW-506 Bright Blue Gloss
  • SW-508 Black Gloss
  • SW-143 Abalone
  • SW-121 Smoke

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 Script Liner
  • AC-302 Wax Resist (2oz bottle)
  • AC-224 Plastic Detailer Cap
  • AC-222 Medium Writer Tip Kit
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Pattern: Download