Santa Stoneware Marbling

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Apply 1 heavy coat of SW-501 White gloss to the face of the plate.
  3. Pour SW-501 White Gloss, SW-504 Red Gloss, and SW-507 Bright Green Gloss in alternating stripes on the face of the plate. The more stripes the finer the marbling will be.
  4. Rotate the plate in your hands allowing the glaze to move and swirl into itself. Continue until desired marbling is reached (be careful not to marble too much as the colors will get muddy).
  5. Set aside to dry.
  6. Mix together UG-50 Jet Black and AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to make a paste and apply the Santa and Holly leaves from the DSS–0162 Holiday Icons silkscreen (save any extra paste because we will screen these images again). Be sure to wash the screens out afterwards so they can dry.
  7. Apply 3 coats of SW-501 White Gloss, SW-504 Red Gloss, and SW-507 Bright Green Gloss to fill in the details of the screens. Use UG-30 Sand on Santa’s face (you will want to stay in the lines, but don’t need to fuss about being super precise as we will screen again to get crisp lines).
  8. Gather your extra silkscreen paste and line up your silkscreen with the image on the plate. Screen the images again to freshen up the lines.
  9. Apply 3 coats of SW-111 Wrought Iron on the back and rim of the plate.
  10. Use a damp sponge to wipe off any excess glaze from the foot of the plate.
  11. Allow to dry completely.
  12. Fire to shelf cone 5/6.



  • SB-104 Rimmed Salad Plate


  • UG-50 Jet Black
  • UG-30 Sand
  • SW-111 Wrought Iron
  • SW-501 White Gloss
  • SW-504 Red Gloss
  • SW-507 Bright Green Gloss

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0162 Holiday Icons

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Palette Knife