Stoneware 4th of July Dog Plate

Designer: Laura Fraedrich



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply 2 coats of SW-504 Red Gloss to the back side and front rim of the plate. Do not glaze the bottom or the foot.
  3. Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply 2 coats of SW-501 White Gloss to the inside of the plate and let dry well.
  4. Using the carbon paper and a pencil, transfer the pattern onto the platter. You’ll have to extend the lines of the ear and the flag with a pencil. Use the photo for reference.
  5. Fill the AC-222 bottles with SW-508 Black Gloss and attach writer tip.
  6. Use the applicator bottle with the Black Gloss to go over all of the lines from the pattern.
  7. Using the CB-106 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SW-506 Bright Blue Gloss to the head, ear and body of the dog.
  8. Note: If you have additional bottles with writer tips, you can use them instead of the brushes for the next few steps if you prefer.
  9. Using the Script Liner, apply two coats of SW-510 to the dog’s hat (leave alternating stripes white) and around the stars on the flag. Use the photo as a reference.
  10. Using the CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of SW-502 Yellow Gloss to the flag pole.
  11. Using the #2 Detail Liner, apply 2 coats of SW-504 Red Gloss to the ribbon on the hat and to alternating stripes on the flag.
  12. Using the #2 Detail Liner, apply two coats of Red Gloss, Bright Blue Gloss, and Blue Gloss to the sparks of the fireworks.
  13. Using the back end of the #2 Detail Liner, apply White Gloss to make the dots on the ribbon on the hat.
  14. Do not stilt or hang over the edge of the kiln shelf.
  15. Fire to cone 5/6.



  • SB-105 Stoneware Rimmed Dinner Plate


  • SW-506 Bright Blue Gloss
  • SW-501 White Gloss
  • SW-510 Blue Gloss
  • SW-508 Black Gloss
  • SW-504 Red Gloss
  • SW-502 Yellow Gloss

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 Script Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
  • AC-222 Large Bottle and Writer Tip
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pencil or ball point pen
  • Pattern