PC2019 spider plate

Products Used

  • MB-101 Coupe Salad Plate 

  • SC-2 Melon-Choly
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail 
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale 
  • NT-CLR Clear Dipping or NT-BR Clear Brushing Glaze 

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0113 Bugs
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 #10/0 Detail Liner 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette
  • Sponge-on-a-Stick
  • X-ACTO Knife
  • Pencil 
  • Palette Knife
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker
  • Toilet Paper or cardboard tube 


Designer: Elizabeth Carey


Using nontraditional painting methods to create this adorable spider and web your students can explore other ways to paint other than just a brush. Let them expand their creative juices by finding other non-traditional painting methods along the way.


1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

2. Using the scissors, make cuts on one end of the paper towel roll. They should be around 1/4 inch thick and 1 1/4 inches long. Fold each piece away from the center of the roll to make the stamp.

3. Squeeze around a tablespoon of SC-15 Tuxedo onto the plate. Take the sponge on a stick and gently dab into the glaze. Sponge onto the stamp until it is completely covered in glaze. Press stamp onto the plate. Press down all sections and remove.

4. Use the pencil to draw the spider's face and web. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply two coats of glaze to the spider's body. Using the Detail Liner, outline the eyes, tongue and web. 

5. Using the Detail Liner with SC-2 Melon-Choly, apply two coats to the tongue. Allow glaze to dry between coats. 

6. On the DSS-0113 Bugs screen, locate the fly. Draw an outline around it in permanent marker. Cut it out with excess screen around the edges. 

7. Squeeze about two tablespoons of SC-15 Tuxedo onto the plate. Add a pinch of AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Mix with a palette knife until it becomes the consistency of peanut butter. You may need to add more silkscreen medium or glaze. 

8. Place the fly on the plate. While holding it firmly in place, take a small amount of premixed silkscreen medium, and gently rub in circles starting in the center and working outward. Slowly pull up screen to avoid smearing. Repeat while the screen is still wet for additional flies. 

9. Using the Soft Fan with SC-74 Hot Tamale, apply two coats to the back of the plate. Allow glaze to dry between coats. 

10. Using the Soft Fan, apply two coats of S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze or dip into NT-CLR Clear Dipping Glaze. 

11. Fire to cone 06. 

Spider Plate .pdf