Springtime Floral Stoneware

Designer: William Pulse



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Stoneware bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Apply 3 even coats of UG-51 China White to the front of each plate using CB-604 Soft Fan.
  3. Trace on the pattern using AC-230 Clay Carbon and a pencil. Note the flowers and leaves that are a dotted line. These are the “shadow” flowers and leaves.
  4. Apply 2-3 coats of each of the following Underglazes as noted using CB-404 Pointed Round: Sm. Red Flower and petals to lg. Red Flower; UG-206 Fire Engine Red, Orange Flower; UG-57 Harvest Gold, Yellow Flower; UG-46 Bright Yellow, Blue Flower; UG -72 Wedgewood Blue. To the center of the large red flower is done with a ring of Wedgewood Blue, then Harvest Gold and inner center is Apple Green.
  5. Shade the flowers as follows with 1-2 coats using the same brush: Red Flower; no shading to petals or sm. Red Flower. Blue Flower; Apple Green, Orange Flowers; Fire Engine Red, Yellow Flower; Harvest Gold.
  6. Paint in the leaves with 3 coats of UG-68 Apple Green using CB-404 Pointed Round. Detail the leaves with SG-407 Yellow and SG-409 Bright Green and UG-210 Forest Green.
  7. Detailing the center of the large red flower is done with the Designer Liner colors and UG-210 Forest Green. Inner most center is detailed with Black and UG-210 Forest green, Gold center ring is detailed with SG-401, SG-403, SG-407, SG-408 and SG-409.. The outermost center ring is detailed with SG-401 and UG-210. The smaller flowers on both plates are primarily done with only SG-401. The sm. blue and yellow flowers have a bit of SG-408 added to some as accents as well.
  8. The fern stems are SG-409 Bright Green. Leaves are UG-68 Apple Green applied with CB-220 Detail Liner and detailed with SG-407 and SG409.
  9. Fill the AC-220 Writer Bottle with some UG-30 Sand. Attach the Medium metal writer tip and detail the shadow flowers, leaves and stems that are noted as a dotted line on the patterns.
  10. Using CB-604 Soft Fan to apply 3 coats of SW-001 Clear to the centers of the plates. To the rim and back of the plates excluding the “foot and inner foot section” apply 3-4 coats of SW-108 Green Tea with CB-604 Soft Fan.
  11. Using CB-604 Soft Fan loaded with water, tip one edge with SW-304 Copper Wash to the outside edge of the plate. Color should be medium in concentration at the edge fading to nothing inward.
  12. Use a damp sponge to completely remove any glaze on the foot and inner bottom footed section of the plate. No glaze can be there on the “foot” as the piece is not stilted in firing. Any glaze on the “foot” will cause the piece to stick to the shelf in firing.
  13. Place the plates separately on a shelf for firing. Do not allow any part of the plate to hang over the edge of the shelf during firing.
    Fire to Shelf Cone 6.



  • SB-129 Modern Dinner Plate
  • SB-130 Modern Salad Plate


  • UG-30 Sand
  • UG-46 Bright Yellow
  • UG-51 China White
  • UG-58 Harvest Gold
  • UG-68 Apple Green
  • UG-72 Wedgewood Blue
  • UG-206 Fire Engine Red
  • UG-210 Forest Green
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • SG-403 Red Designer Liner
  • SG-407 Yellow Designer Liner
  • SG-408 Orange Designer Liner
  • SG-409 Bright Green Designer Liner
  • SW-001 Clear
  • SW-108 Green Tea
  • SW-304 Copper Wash

Decorating Accessories

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

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • AC-220 Detail Bottle w/ Writer Tip
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pencil
  • Pattern: Download