Snow Owl Jar

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Remove the seams with the Clean Up Tool in a diagonal motion across the seam line. Use the Green Grit Cloth to further smooth the seam line. With a dampened Synthetic Sponge remove any dust and debris from the ware.
  2. Use a Pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon to transfer the pattern to the wings. Some of the pattern can be freehanded.
  3. Use the Sgraffito Tool to incise the lines of the pattern. Do not try to carve the depth you want in one pass of the tool. Start out slowly and gently carve into the pattern. Continue carving over the lines to get an even width and depth to all the lines. Use the Duster Brush to remove any dust and debris from the ware.
  4. Use the Wire Texture Tool to incise the fine lines to the back of the head and to the two sections on the wings. You might need to moisten the ware first to adequately create the fine texture with the tool. Use the Duster Brush to remove any dust and debris.
  5. Fire the piece to Cone 04.
  6. To the front stomach feathers apply a “V” line across the lower part of each of SC-15 Tuxedo using CB-110 Liner. One side should be heavier than the other.
  7. Apply 2-3 coats of FN-203 Dry Champagne to the entire piece using CB-604 Soft Fan.
  8. On a tile mix a 1:1 ratio of FD-258 Pure White with SC-16 Cottontail using the Pallet Knife. To the noted wing sections and feathers on the head from the pattern, apply 2 coats of the mixture using CB-110 Liner.
  9. Stilt and Fire to Shelf Cone 05-06.
  10. Clean the piece with Denatured Alcohol and a lint free cloth and let it dry thoroughly. Use the pattern as a guide to apply the OG802 White Gold and OG805 Premium Gold using a separate designated brushes for each Metallic Luster. Larger areas on the White gold use the larger OB-916W Filbert brush. It may be easier to apply some of the Metallic Lusters to a portion of the piece, let that dry to ease in the application to where you don’t smear the wet color. The feet and beak are OG805 Premium Gold. Lower sections to the eye are OG802 White Gold. Clean the brushes using OG901 Essence designated for each Luster. Do not use the same bottle of Essence for both brushes as you will contaminate the brushes and Essence.
  11. Use a small piece of a Silk Decorating Sponge dipped into the OG805 Premium Gold to veil a fine lacy pattern around the eyes and the outer edges of the facial feathers.
  12. Stilt and Fire the piece to Shelf Cone 018



  • CD-1285 Large Owl Jar (Greenware cast slightly heavier than normal)


  • FN-203 Dry Champagne
  • FD-258 Pure White
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cottontail
  • OG802 White Gold
  • OG805 Premium Gold
  • OG901 Essence (one for each metallic luster)

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • OB-910G Liner (Gold)
  • OB-910W Liner (Silver)
  • OB-916W #6 Filbert (Silver)
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon

Miscellaneous Accessories