Sgraffito Bird Plate

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use the sponge on a stick to apply UG-19 Electra Blue, UG-94 Pansy Purple, and UG-217 Red Coral to the MT-008 Spiral mat. No need to wash in between, it is actually beneficial for blending!
  3. Apply stamp to plate.
  4. Apply design to the plate using 3 coats of UG-94 Pansy Purple. While the last coat is still damp, but not wet, sgraffito the lines into the design.
  5. Apply 3 coats of SW-111 Wrought Iron to the rim and back of the plate, avoiding the foot.
  6. Wipe off any crumbs from the sgraffito and apply 2 coats of SW-001 Stoneware Clear over the center of the plate.
  7. Use a damp sponge to wipe any excess glaze off of the foot.
  8. Fire to shelf cone 5/6.



  • SB-130 Modern Salad Plate


  • UG-19 Electra Blue
  • UG-94 Pansy Purple
  • UG-217 Red Coral
  • SW-001 Stoneware Clear
  • SW-111 Wrought Iron

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • MT-008 Spiral

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge on a stick
  • Sgraffito Tool
  • Pattern