Orange Striped Elements Mug

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the Soft Fan, painting horizontally, apply 1 generous coat of EL-125 Sahara Sands to the outside of the mug and on the handle. Allow the shine to fade.
  3. Using the same brush, painting horizontally (thin side), apply 1 coat of EL-125 Sahara Sands. Create three rows or bands with space in between them. You are painting around the mug, not up and down.
  4. Paint 1 coat of EL-213 Painted Desert between the bands of EL-125 Sahara Sands overlapping the edges of both colors.
  5. Open the jar of PC-602 White Cascade and stir to mix thoroughly. Using scissors, snip the tip off the plastic Medium Writer Tip. Be sure to remove the black cap and snip the clear plastic tip.  NOTE: Do not cut a big opening, just the tip.
  6. Pour the PC-602 White Cascade into the AC-222 Bottle.
  7. Apply two lines of PC-602 White Cascade around the mug. The first row is about 1″ from the top of the mug and the second row is about 1″ from the first row. Stay at least 1.5″ from the bottom of the mug with the PC-602 White Cascade. Cascade is a flux, meaning it helps move the product to blend with the Elements glaze.  Allow to dry.
  8. Using the Soft Fan brush, apply 2 more generous coats of EL-125 Sahara Sands and EL-213 Painted Desert to the rows in a circular or horizontal direction. When the glaze breaks during the firing it shows the application.
  9. Using the Detail Liner to apply heavy, random, vertical lines of SC-15 Tuxedo to the outside of the mug. The glaze will melt into the Elements glaze and break up for an interesting effect. Additionally, the black will turn dark brown due to the interaction with the Elements glaze.
  10. Using the same brush to apply 3 coats of EL-213 Painted Desert to the inside of the mug. Paint in a circular manner vs up and down. Elements glazes will move and break leaving a beautiful band of color when painted like this. Allow to dry.
  11. Stilt and fire to cone 06.



  • MB-113 12 oz. Mug


  • EL-125 Sahara Sands
  • EL-213 Painted Desert
  • PC-602 White Cascade
  • SC-15 Tuxedo

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-110 #10/0 Detail Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • AC-222 Medium Writer Tip Kit
  • Palette
  • Scissors