Simple Partridge in a Pear Tree

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with a properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Brush 3 coats of FN-001 White to the top of the platter with the fan brush.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Use clay carbon paper to trace on the pattern.  Test the paper to see which side transfers, then place the clay carbon paper on the bisque with the pattern over the clay carbon paper.   A red ink pen is nice as you can see where you have traced.
  5. Using the RB-106 #6 Script Liner apply 2 coats of SC-92 Cafe Ole to the top of the head, back and under the wing.
  6. While the first coat of glaze is drying paint 1 coat to the pears and leaves. Then go back and do the second coat to the partridge, pears and leaves.
  7. Apply two coats of SC-42 Butter Me Up to the pears.
  8. Apply two coats of SC-27 Sour Apple to the leaves.
  9. Still using the Script Liner, lay down two coats of SC-65 Peri-twinkle to the chest.
  10. The wing alternates with SC-96 Aqu-ward and SC-65 Peri-twinkle using the  RB-106 #6 Script Liner to apply color.
  11. The branch is two coats of SC-14 Java Bean using the RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner.
  12. The eye is 1 good coat of SC-92 Cafe Ole with a dot of SC-15 Tuxedo in the center for the pupil.
  13. Still using the Detail Liner, paint the feather coming off the head and the beak.  There is a line that connects the eye to the beak, this is also painted with Java Bean.
  14. Outline with SC-15 Tuxedo use RB-110 Liner.  Add water to the brush, load with SC-15 Tuxedo and pull out a bit onto the palette to blend the glaze and water into the brush bristles.  Thinning the glaze helps it flow smoother and further.
  15. Apply three coats of SC-65 Peri-twinkle to the back of the platter with the RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush.
  16. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1307 Handled Platter


  • FN-001 White
  • SC-14 Java Bean
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-42 Butter Me Up
  • SC-65 Peri-twinkle
  • SC-92 Café Ole’
  • SC-96 Aqu-ward

Decorating Accessories

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

Miscellaneous Accessories