Succulent Bottles

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 stoneware bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. If desired, transfer design using AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper. Use a firm hand with a pen (not as soft as a pencil) and keep in mind the paper only transfers on one side!
  3. Apply Designer Liner using the detail tip or brush. Only 1 coat is needed for line work using a brush or detail tip and 2 coats for filling in areas.
  4. Apply 2 coats of SW-004 Zinc Free Clear to the bottle, avoiding the bottom. Zinc Free Clear was chosen here to preserve the pigments in SG-405 Green.Use a damp sponge to wipe away any glaze that may have gotten on the foot. 
  5. Fire to cone 5/6. Samples were fired to cone 6.



  • Wheel thrown bottle using Laguna B-mix


  • SG-401 Black
  • SG-404 Blue
  • SG-405 Green
  • SG-408 Orange
  • SG-409 Bright Green
  • SG-410 Bright Blue
  • SG-411 Purple
  • SW-004 Zinc Free Clear

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper
  • Sponge
  • Patterns