Hand Built Bird & Leaf Plaque


Products Used

  • 1/4" thick, 8" x 8" Leather hard tile
  • 1/4" thick 4" x 4" Leather hard tile
  • Wet clay, approximately 2 lbs
  • UG-22 Spring Green
  • UG-50 Jet Black
  • UG-208 Dragon Red
  • UG-210 Forest Green
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • MT-001 Flower Branch
  • CD-1073 4 Leaf Design Press Tools
  • DSS-0105 Stripes
  • DSS-0108 Aviary - Small Birds
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan

Additional Materials


one flew over cuckoos nest

Designer: Nathan Klein


  1. Using a Palette Knife, thicken UG-50 Jet Black with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium to the consistency of peanut butter.
  2. Using the thickened UG-50 Jet Black, screen DSS-0105 Stripes on 8" leather hard tile. Allow screened stripes to dry.
  3. Using MT-001 Flower Branch Designer Mat, roll design on top of the screened stripes with a pony roller. Be sure to clean the designer mat after each use as the UG-50 Jet Black transfers onto the mat.
  4. Slip and score the 4" leather hard tile onto the 8" leather hard tile, on center.
  5. With the wet clay, roll small balls of clay and press them into CB-1073 Leaf Design. 
  6. Slip and score clay leaves around the boarder of the 4" tile.
  7. Allow tile to completely dry and bisque fire to shelf cone 04.
  8. Once bisqued, using CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, apply 1 coat of UG-210 Forest Green to the veins of the leaves.
  9. Using CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 1 coat of UG-22 Spring Green to the leaves.
  10. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing to the entire piece. Allow glaze to dry completely between coats.
  11. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.

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