Stoneware Pie Plate Bee Bath

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 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.
  3. Using the SG-401 Black Designer Liner, go over the traced lines of each bee and fill in every other stripe of the body.
  4. Using the SG-401 Black Designer Liner, make rows of dots between the bees. Use the photo as a reference.
  5. Using the SG-407 Yellow Designer Liner, fill in the stripes of the bees’ bodies that aren’t black.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Do not stilt or hang over the edge of the kiln shelf.
  9. Fire to cone 5/6.
  10. 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.



  • SB-101 9″ Pie Plate


  • SW-510 Blue Gloss
  • SW-136 Weathered Blue
  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • SG-407 Yellow Designer Liner

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Pencil
  • Water
  • Pattern