Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
Using the pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper, trace the bee from the pattern onto the inside side of the plate 7 times, leaving equal amounts of space between each.
Using the SG-401 Black Designer Liner, go over the traced lines of each bee and fill in every other stripe of the body.
Using the SG-401 Black Designer Liner, make rows of dots between the bees. Use the photo as a reference.
Using the SG-407 Yellow Designer Liner, fill in the stripes of the bees’ bodies that aren’t black.
Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply 3 coats of SW-510 Blue Gloss to the outside of the pie plate and to the top rim, leaving the bottom of the plate unglazed. Use a damp sponge to wipe off any glaze that may have gotten onto the bottom.
Using the CB-604 Soft Fan Brush, apply 3 coats of SW-136 Weathered Blue to the inside of the plate including over the bees.
Do not stilt or hang over the edge of the kiln shelf.
Fire to cone 5/6.
To use as a bee bath, put a layer of glass pebbles (available at Dollar Tree or craft stores) into the plate and fill it with water just so that the pebbles are covered.