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Products Used

  • Lowfire Earthenware clay slabs
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-88 Tu Tu Tango
  • CG-722 Sea Wind
  • CG-973 Alligator
  • SA-002 Black Accents
Design Tools
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponge
  • CB-110 #10/0 LinerCB-106 #6 Script Liner, CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script LinerCB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

 Additional Materials

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For grade levels 5-8

Students will learn to create and use paper stencils and use Stroke & Coat Accents dimensional glaze as part of their design process. While these projects feature an imaginary animal and a bird the lesson plan can easily be adapted to meet a variety of cross-curriculum objectives.


  • Students will learn the steps of creating with clay including construction, bisque firing, glazing, and glaze firing

National Standards

  • Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
  • Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
  • Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas


Glazing Directions:
  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Trace or sketch on a dragon pattern
  3. With SA-002 Black Accent, outline with the pattern. The pupil of the eye is also the SA-002 Black Accent. Allow to dry.
  4. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply SC-74 Hot Tamale to the spikes on the dragon’s back and hair, the tips with SC-88 Tu Tu Tango, blend the colors where they meet applying 2-3 coats.
  5. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-26 Green Thumb to the iris of the eye.
  6. Apply SC-16 Cotton Tail to the teeth and the whites’ of the eyes.
  7. Using a combination of a CB-106 #6 Script Liner and a CB-110 #10/0 Liner to apply the glaze. Plop heavily, CG- 973 Alligator into the body of the dragon, make sure to use the crystals from the bottom of the jar. If bisque is showing as it dries add more glaze. Brush on two coats of CG-722 Seawind to the background of the tile. Use the fan brush and smaller brushes where needed. Allow to dry.
  8. Fire to shelf cone 06.


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