Yellow Bird Vase

Designer: William Pulse



  1. To the well cleaned greenware that has been wiped down with a moistened BT-901 Synthetic Sponge to remove any excess dust and debris to the ware. Check the inside of the vase for any debris also.
  2. Cut out the pattern and cut in some darts along the edges of the pattern to better conform the pattern to the ware. Use a pencil and AC-230 Clay Carbon to transfer the pattern.
  3. On a Tile or Pallet place separately all of the EZ-strokes. Mix slightly with some water for brushing ability.
  4. Using CB-406 Pointed Round loaded with EZ-026 Yellow Orange to block in two coats of color to the bird. When stroking in the color for the bird, paint in the strokes from head to tail when possible.
  5. Load a CB-406 Pointed Round with EZ-027 Blue Turquoise and tip the brush with EZ-023 Midnight Blue and paint in one half of the leaves keeping the darker color to the outside edge of the leaf. For the other half of the leaves, stroke in EZ-028 Leaf Green and allow the color to overlap slightly onto the blue portion of the leaf.
  6. Use CB-404 Pointed Round to paint in the branches with EZ-058 Poppy Orange. Two coats may be needed for color saturation on the branches. Lightly shade the edge of the bird from the lower beak back to the tail and under the wing. Lightly shade the area behind the neck marking.
  7. Use CB-404 Pointed Round loaded with EZ-050 Plum Purple to shade the right side and lower portions of the branches. Paint in a center vein in the leaves as well.
  8. Mix some EZ-058 Poppy Orange and EZ-028 Leaf Green to make a brownish color. Fill in the beak and leg areas using CB-404 Pointed Round.
  9. Mix some EZ-037 Black with water to an almost dirty water consistency. Use CB-404 Pointed Round to shade under the wing. Paint in the detail to the wings and darken the lower section of the beak using CB-110 Liner. Paint in the markings in the tail. Using some Black that is slightly darker/thicker to reinforce the markings in the tail and wings using CB-110 Liner.
  10. Apply some EZ-037Black to the neck marking section of the bird using CB-404 Pointed Round. The color can thin out as it gets lower towards the edge of the bird.
  11. Paint in the iris of the eye with EZ-058 Poppy Orange using CB-110 Liner. Add the detail to the pupil and eye markings with EZ-037 Black. Use a Clean Up Tool to scratch out a highlight in the pupil.
  12. Paint in the berries with EZ-058 Poppy Orange using CB-404 Pointed Round. Moisten the brush with water and rub out a highlight to each berry. Shade the lower sections of each berry with EZ-023 Midnight Blue.
  13. Using SG-408 Orange Designer Liner to detail the tops of each berry and the left side or top of the branches.
  14. Use SG-404 Blue Designer Liner to detail the leaves, bird, lower portion of the berries, berry stems and dots, leg, outer edges of the bird and the right side of and lower portion of the branches.
  15. Fire to Shelf Cone 04.
  16. Mix some FN-006 Blue in a Plastic Cup with some water to a melted ice cream consistency. Pour the glaze into the vase, while working quickly, rotate the vase to cover the inside surface of the vase. Pour out excess color and invert to drain and dry. Use a moistened Synthetic Sponge to wipe off any drips from the outside of the vase. Use CB-604 Soft Fan to brush the inside neck of the vase. Make sure you get all the color residue from the blue glaze off the vase.
  17. Using either CB-110 Liner or CB-404 Pointed Round to apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the pattern. Do not go past the edges of the pattern.
  18. Optional Firing. You can fire the vase to ease in the application of the background glaze if you want. It can make the application of the Matte Glaze much easier but not necessary to continue with the background. Having the fired glaze surface will repel the background glaze as you apply it and allow the two glazes to butt up against one another without any missed areas after firing. You can wipe off any background glaze from the fired glaze surface easily. Fire to Shelf Cone 05-06.
  19. Apply 3-4 coats of FN-301 Marshmallow White to the background of the vase. Use a brush sized for the area being painted to apply the glaze while making sure that there are not any ridges or lumps in the glaze surface.
  20. Stilt and Fire the vase to Shelf Cone 05-06.



  • CD-1144 Home Décor Vase mold (Greenware)



  • EZ-023 Midnight Blue
  • EZ-026 Yellow Orange
  • EZ-027 Blue Turquoise
  • EZ-028 Leaf Green
  • EZ-037 Black
  • EZ-050 Plum Purple
  • EZ-058 Poppy Orange


  • SG-404 Blue
  • SG-408 Orange
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
  • FN-301 Marshmallow White

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-404 Pointed Round
  • CB-406 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Pallet or Tile
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Cup
  • Pattern