Pink Fantasy Dancing Tea Set

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. First, you need to decide what direction you want the design to go in. You could do a swirl that goes off the bisque similar to the pictured pieces; or even a swirl that doesn’t get cut off; or a kind of flower design. Really, the possibilities are endless, but you’ll want to begin with drawing what direction the brushstrokes will be going in.
  3. Place some FN-009 Black into a small cup and add a little bit of water to slightly dilute it (about 3 parts glaze and 1 part water).  It should be the consistency of a coffee cream.  Pour this into the piece and roll around to completely coat the interior of the piece.  Drain out the excess glaze and keep piece inverted until it has lost its shine. Wipe off any glaze from the outside using a damp sponge. Allow to dry.
  4. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of FN-009 Black to the “arms” of the containers. Once this is dry use a damp sponge to antique them so there is still black left in the swirls.
  5. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 4 coats of SC-95 Pinkie Swear to the lid and with a CB-106 #6 Script Liner apply 4 coats to the arms.
  6. Using a CB-104 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-009 Black to the bottom of the pieces as well as the top knob.
  7. Now, you will want to begin your brushstrokes. Begin by double loading your brush with SC-1 Pink-A-Boo and SC-95 Pinkie Swear. When applying the glaze to the bisque you’ll want to put the most pressure when you begin your brushstroke then slowly lift to get it to taper. Continue this until sufficient pink strokes are applied and then switch to the teal strokes which include SC-9 Jaded and SC-10 Teal Next Time
  8. Once you have all the brushstrokes on it will still not quite look right until you add the black.
  9. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner to apply SG-401 Black Designer Liner with a brush. Outline all of your brushstrokes; you can add any extra flares or designs that you would like so that the spacing and everything is coherent.
  10. Next, apply some dots using SG-402 White Designer Liner in the applicator bottle that it comes in. Allow to dry
  11. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing or Clear glaze of your choice.  Allow to dry.
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.



  • MB-1371 Dancing Teapot Bisque or CD1371 Dancing Teapot Mold
  • MB-1372 Dancing Container Bisque or CD1372 Dancing Container Mold
  • MB-1373 Dancing Sugar Jar Bisque or CD1373 Dancing Sugar Jar Mold


  • SC-1 Pink-A-Boo
  • SC-9 Jaded
  • SC-10 Teal Next Time
  • SC-95 Pinkie Swear
  • FN-009 Black
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • SG-402 White Designer Liner
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing or Clear Glaze of Choice

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Pencil
  • Small Cup