Picasso Inspired Portrait


Products Used

  • Hand Built Form
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-27 Sour Apple
  • SC-33 Fruit of the Vine
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
Additional Materials
  • Clay
  • Knife
  • Rolling Pin
  • Download: Pattern (2 copies, 2 - Tabloid 11"x17" pages)

Designer: Adena Griffith


  1. Begin by rolling a slab 1/4" thick that measures 15x15" for the base.
  2. Roll slabs that are 1/8" thick for the pieces of the portrait. Allow all slab to dry to soft-leather to leather-hard. This will allow you to attach the portrait pieces without fear of sagging on the overhanging slab parts.
  3. Trace all of the pattern parts onto the slab and cut out the shapes using a knife.
  4. Follow the image and attach the parts in a layered fashion. Make sure to slip and score.
  5. Allow to dry slow and flat.
  6. Fire to cone 04 to bisque.
    After piece is fired and taken from the kiln.
  7. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque hand built form. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  8. Refer to the pattern for coloring the different parts of this piece. You will use SC-27 Sour Apple, SC-11 Blue Yonder, SC-33 Fruit of the Vine, SC-6 Sunkissed, SC-74 Hot Tamale, and SC-75 Orange-A-Peel. Use a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round brush on the smaller pieces and a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan brush for the larger sections.
  9. Use the CB-404 #4 Pointed Round and apply SC-15 Tuxedo to outline the pieces of the portrait.
  10. Be sure the piece is flat on the kiln shelf and there is no glaze on the bottom.
  11. Fire to shelf cone 06.

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