Polish Decorated Fred and Ethel

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using a CB604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN001 White to each piece except the beak, comb, and wattle. Allow to dry!
  3. Trace the pattern onto the piece using AC230 Clay Carbon Paper and a pencil. Adjust the pattern to fit the areas or place as many that you want.
  4. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round. Apply 2 coats of SC088 Tu Tu Tango to the orange flowers and 2 coats of SC012 Moody Blue to the blue flowers.
  5. Using a CB308 #8 Flat Shader, load the brush with SC052 Toad-ily Green. Stroke in each leaf one side at a time. After all leaves are painted, load the brush with SC036 Irish Luck then stroke in on one side of each leaf.
  6. Using a pencil, sketch in the scallops on the wings, tail and around the neck.
  7. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner and a CB404 # 4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC012 Moody Blue to all the scallops.
  8. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC074 Hot Tamale to the comb and the waddle of each chicken.
  9. Using a CB202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 3 coats of SC024 Dandelion to each beak.
  10. Using the end of a brush handle and a pencil eraser, apply dots of SC012 Moody Blue to the tail and wing areas. Refer to the color photo. Allow to dry!
  11. Add a dot of SC016 Cotton Tail to the center of each of the SC012 Moody Blue dots. Allow to dry!
  12. Using a CB404 #4 Pointed Round, side load the brush with SC002 Melon-choly and shade the cheeks.
  13. Using a CB110#10/0 Liner, outline and detail including the eyes with EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black. Allow to dry!
  14. Stilt and fire to cone 06/05.



  • MB1619 Fred Rooster
  • MB1620 Ethel Hen


  • SC002 Melon-choly
  • SC006 Sunkissed
  • SC012 Moody Blue
  • SC015 Tuxedo
  • SC016 Cotton Tail
  • SC024 Dandelion
  • SC036 Irish Luck
  • SC052 Toad-ily Green
  • SC074 Hot Tamale
  • SC088 Tu Tu Tango
  • EZ012 Cobalt Jet Black
  • FN-001 White

Decorating Accessories

  • CB110 #10/0 Linen
  • CB202 #2 Detail Liner
  • CB308 #8 Flat Shader
  • CB404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB604 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pencil
  • Palette
  • Paper towels
  • AC230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • Pattern