Stoneware Batik Pumpkin Platter

Designer: Carmen Allen



    1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque. 
    1. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
    1. Use a soft fan to apply 3 coats of SW-140 Black Matte to the entire plate, avoiding the foot. 
    1. Once the glaze is completely dry, transfer the pattern onto the platter using a pen and AC-230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper. 
    1. Using the Detail Liner with AC-302 Wax Resist, apply 1 coat over the lines of the pattern. 
    1. Mix the Stoneware Gloss glazes to create some browns. We used a scale to ensure accurate measurements and consistent colors. For a darker brown (SC-34), mix 3 parts SW-504 Red Gloss with 1 part SW-509 Dark Green Gloss. For the lighter brown (SC-25), mix 1 part of SW-504 Red Gloss, with 3 parts of SW-507 Bright Green Gloss. And for a medium brown (SC-48), mix these two together. (The SC #s are on the pattern because this is a low-fire project that has been converted for Stoneware! Do not use the SC colors here, use the Gloss mixtures) 
    1. Use a CB-106 Script Liner to glob a thick, puddle like, coat of glaze onto the corresponding sections of the tray. Work in sections. Glaze approximately 1/3 of the tray and move to the next step. Refer to the patterns for color placement. NOTE: If the glaze is too heavy, it will crawl. If it is too light, you will not achieve the batik look.  
    1. Use a hair dryer on low to force dry the top layer (skin) of the glaze. Make sure not to put the hair dryer too close while it is wet or it will move the glaze. Dry until you see cracking in the skin. 
    1. Repeat steps 7 & 8 until the entire pattern is glazed. Work in sections to prevent the glaze from drying prematurely, which will cause less cracks.  
    1. Using the Script Liner with SW-117 Honeycomb, apply 2 coats to the background. Allow glaze to dry between coats. Apply a 3rd coat, but only in the center of each background section. 
    1. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot. 
    1. Fire to cone 5/6. (Sample was fired to cone 6) 



  • SB-118 12” Oval Platter 


  • SW-117 Honeycomb
  • SW-140 Black Matte
  • SW-504 Red Gloss
  • SW-507 Bright Green Gloss
  • SW-509 Dark Green Gloss

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper
  • AC-302 Wax resist 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Pattern
  • Digital scale
  • Pen