Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
Draw a 3” circle in the middle of your plate.
Hold the SL 436 Fern Leaf Stencil in place and using the AC-213 Sponge on a Stick load the sponge with, SC- 8 Just Froggy, SC-26 Green Thumb, SC-27 Sour Apple. Sponge these three random colors on the outer rim of the plate. Move and clean stencil as needed. Do not apply to much of the paint to the sponge or it will seep under the stencil.
Fill 3 writer bottles with these colors SC-55 Yella Bout It, SC- 2 Melon Choly, RK-101 Copper Metallic.
Use the writer bottle with RK-101 Copper Metallic draws some 5 petals flower to the center of the plate and a few around the fern to fill in any gaps and apply some veins on your fern leaves. Fill the center with RK-101 Copper Metallic. Use the writer bottles filled with SC- 2 Melon Choly, SC-55 Yella Bout It and fill in the flower petals.
Use the writer bottle with RK-101 Copper Metallic and draw a boarder of circle around the center circle.
Use a604 #4 Fan Brush and apply 2 coats of RK-101 Copper Metallic to the back of the plate. Do not apply to the foot of the plate.
Fire your piece in a raku kiln that is outside to about 1800 or until the glazes are all shiny.
Use a metal can with a lid that a little larger than your piece line it with newspaper.
Use raku tongs and protective raku clothing. Pull your piece out of the kiln and place it gentle in the can with the newspaper, allow the paper to catch on fire and cover with the lid. (Do not take the lid off the can until your piece has cooled completely).
SB-105 Rimmed Dinner Plate or create your own out of your favorite Raku clay