Seashell Lamp

Designer: William Pulse



  1. To the well cleaned greenware, use BT-910 Synthetic Sponge to wipe down the ware to remove any dust.
  2. Apply 3 coats of UG-57 Spice Brown using CB-604 Soft Fan to the top and bottom portions of the pedestal trim. Let dry.
  3. Using a Pencil to divide the top and bottom portions into four parts. Sketch in some lines to mimic the wood grain texture and four ¼” circles to each section near the dividing lines. When creating the wood grain texture, vary the line and width of the lines to better simulate the wood grain. You can create some “knots” in the wood grain too.
  4. Shade on each side of the dividing lines using CB-406 Pointed Round tipped in UG-213 Cinnamon two times. Shade the outside edges of the ¼” circles.
  5. Paint in the lines of the wood grain using AB-704 Round and CB-110 Liner loaded with two coats of UG-31 Chocolate. The lines do not need to be even. They are best when painted with irregular and varying widths of lines. When painting the second coat of Chocolate, its better if you aren’t exact as the overlaps will be darker after firing giving the appearance of subtle shading to the lines. Outline the ¼” circles with 2 coats of Chocolate.
  6. On a tile, place some SG-404 Blue Designer Liner. Sprinkle on some AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Use a Pallet Knife to mix the color and Medium. Keep adding and mixing Silkscreen Medium until you get the texture of peanut butter. Make sure the color is well mixed.
  7. Use the different shell shapes from the two Silkscreens to create and evenly spaced pattern. It is best if you cut out the individual screens for ease of use. (Note: You can use an Erasable Marker on the shiny side of the Silkscreens to amplify the image for ease of use and wiping off excess color with a paper towel.) Place and hold down the Silkscreen with the shiny side next to the ware. Using your index finger to apply the thickened SG-404 Blue to the Silkscreen in a circular motion starting from the center and working towards the outside edge. Lift the Silkscreen immediately after applying the color. Wash the Silkscreen with cool water after use.
  8. Fire the ware to Shelf Cone 04.
  9. Using CB-604 Soft Fan to spatter the middle section of the pedestal with thinned SG-404 Blue Designer Liner and UG-31 Chocolate. Wipe off any errant spots of color from the top and bottom sections of the pedestal.
  10. To the shells, apply two coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing using CB-406 Pointed Round. Try not to get any glaze on the background areas.
  11. Apply 2 coats of EL-103 Sea Spray to the background areas around the seashells in the middle section using a brush sized for the area. Apply a third coat of Sea Spray to the entire middle section including over the seashells.
  12. Apply 3 even coats of C-300 Transparent Matte to the top and bottom sections of the pedestal using CB-604 Soft Fan.
  13. Stilt and Fire the ware to Shelf Cone 05-06 with a 5 to 10minute hold.



  • CD1495 Garden Pedestal, Greenware


  • C-300 Transparent Matte
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
  • EL-103 Sea Spray
  • UG-31 Chocolate
  • UG-57 Spice Brown
  • UG-213 Cinnamon
  • SG-404 Blue Designer Liner

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-406 Pointed Round
  • CB-602 Soft Fan
  • AB-704 Round
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • DSS-0102 Sea Life
  • DSS-0148 Sea Life XL

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Pencil
  • Tile or Pallet
  • Pallet Knife