Shark Bite Platter

Designer: Marcia Roullard



1.  Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.

2.  Shark: Use SC-15 Tuxedo to darken SC-35 Gray Hare to a deep charcoal. Use the Script Liner and Soft Fan to apply three coats to the dark area of the shark’s body.

3.  Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of thinned SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral to the inside of the mouth. Use the Liner to add in the gum line around the teeth.

4.  Use the Script Liner with the mixed Charcoal color to shade around the edges of the dark part of the shark’s head and around the gum line.

5.  Wipe glaze off the eyes. Use the Liner to apply SC-15 Tuxedo to the pupil and create an outline with SC-15 Tuxedo. Outline the teeth also.

6.  Plate: Place the shark on the charger and trace around the bottom of the shark with a pencil.

7.  Place SC-31 The Blues, and SC-16 Cotton Tail on a tile. Load the Soft Fan with SC-31 The Blues, tip the brush into SC-16 Cotton Tail and apply onto the plate. Always brush towards the penciled line to make the shark appear to be coming out of the water. Load the brush with more Cotton Tail then the Blues. Brush closer to the penciled line then flip the brush back to create a “wave” repeat the stroke around the penciled lines to create a look of motion. Apply two-three coats.

8.  Use the Soft Fan to apply two-three coats of SC-31 The Blues nto the bcak of the plate.

9.  Dip both pieces into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze or use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze.

10.  Fire to cone 06. Can be fused together in the firing or kept separate.



  • MB-1367 Shark Bite Bisque or CD1367+ Shark Dish Mold
  • MB-1117 Casualware Charger Plate


  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-31 The Blues
  • SC-35 Gray Hare
  • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping or S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze

Decorating Accessories

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