Totally Toads

Designer: Todd Hickerson



  1. Begin by casting CD-4139 and CD-4140 using SLS-01 – Stoneware White Casting Clip  (download Casting Instructions for reference)
  2. Soft Bisque fire to shelf cone 04.
  3. Antique the toad’s mouth area by applying one coat of UG-50 Jet Black with a #6 Script Liner CB106 brush. Using a wet sponge, wipe away the black underglaze so only the recessed areas remain black.
  4. Using the #8 Soft Fan CB-618 brush glaze the entire toad with SW122 Maycoshino (minus the eyes and bottom of the piece). Three coats should be applied, allowing to dry between coats. The glaze application should be tapered, one coat all the way to the bottom, two coats two finger width from the bottom, and the third coat, three finger widths from the bottom.
  5. Using the #8 Soft Fan CB-618 brush, glaze the entire toad minus the stomach area with SW-154 Satin Patina. 5. Using the #6 Script Liner CB-106 brush, paint the eyes with UG50 Jet Black, UG-51 China White, UG-46 Bright Yellow, UG-210 Forest Green 6. Allow underglaze to dry before applying 2 coats of SW-001 Stoneware Clear to the eyes.
  6. Fire to cone 6.



  • CD-4139 Large Fat Toad
  • CD-4140 Small Fat Toad
  • SLS-01 Stoneware White Casting Slip


  • SW-122 Maycoshino
  • SW-164 Satin Patina
  • SW-001 Stoneware Clear
  • UG-50 Jet Black
  • UG-51 China White
  • UG-46 Bright Yellow
  • UG-210 Forest Green

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #8 Soft Fan
  • CB=106 #6 Script Liner