Retro Stein

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque; moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
  2. Apply 3 coats of SW-501 White Gloss to the body of the mug. 
  3. Once the glaze is dry, use a pencil to divide the mug into 6 even sections. Use the lines to guide where to draw the design; draw various sizes of circles up along the middle of the line. 
  4. Fill each row of circles in with 3 coats of either SW-511 Pink Gloss or SW-512 Coral Gloss. Alternate between the two for each row that you fill in.  
  5. Apply 2 coats of SW-501 White Gloss as a large dot inside the Coral rows. Add a dot of SW-513 Brown Gloss inside of that dot. 
  6. Apply 2 coats of SW-512 Coral Gloss to make a large dot inside of the Pink Rows and add a SW-501 White Gloss dot inside of that. 
  7. Use the liner brush to apply 2 coats of SW-513 Brown Gloss outlining the rows. 
  8. Apply 3 coats of SW-112 Tiger’s Eye to the rest of the stein, avoiding the bottom. 
  9. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot. 
  10. Fire to cone 5/6. (Sample was fired to cone 6) 



  • SB-133 Stein 


  • SW-112 Tiger’s Eye
  • SW-501 White Gloss
  • SW-511 Pink Gloss
  • SW-512 Coral Gloss 

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water Bowl