Stoneware Sun Face

Designer: Josh Clark



  1. Fire bisque to shelf cone 04, and wipe bisque with damp sponge before starting to paint.
  2. Start using SG-401 Designer Liner to draw in the details of the face.
  3. Using SW-211 Glacier Blue paint in the color of the eye. Next using SC-16 Cotton Tail to paint the whites of the eyes.
  4. Using SC-73 Candy Apple Red Paint the lips.
  5. Using AC-302 Wax Resist carefully mask off the lips eyes and eyebrows.
  6. Using SW-305 Cobalt Wash, paint the background of the sun, and then with a damp sponge wipe it away leaving the wash only it the low areas of the detail. Next paint two coats of SW- Glacier Blue over the SW-305 Cobalt Wash on the background of the sun. Once the SW-211 Glacier Blue is dry mask off the background of the sun by painting a coat of AC-302 Wax Resist over it.
  7. Next Using SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-23 Jack O’Lantern, and SC-73 Candy Apple Red, paint and blend a gradient of the three colors on the sun. You will need two coats of each color.
  8. Once dry, paint a final coat of SW-118 Sea Salt over the piece. Wipe away most of the SW-118 Sea Salt from the waxed Background of the sun, but allow a few beads to remain.
  9. Fire to cone 6 on medium speed.



  • CD-4144 – Sun Face Plaque
  • SLS-01 – Stoneware White Casting Slip


  • SG-401 Black Designer Liner
  • SW-305 Cobalt Wash
  • SW-211 Glacier Blue
  • SW-118 Sea Salt
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-23 Jack O’Lantern
  • SC-6 Sunkissed

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 Script Liner
  • AC-302 Wax Resist