Partridge in a Pear Tree (Advanced)


Holiday Partridge Platter advanced crop

Products Used

  • MB-1307 Handled Platter
  • SC-6 Sunkissed
  • SC-10 Teal Next Time
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-34 Down to Earth
  • SC-36 Irish Luck
  • SC-41 Brown Cow
  • SC-65 Peri-twinkle
  • SC-86 Old Lace
  • SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral
  • SC-92 Café Ole’
  • SC-97 Cant-Elope
  • FN-001 White
  • Clear glaze

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-10/0 110 Detail Liner
  • RB-#6 106 Script Liner
  • RB-#4 144 Soft Fan
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper
  • SL-445 Kaleidoscope Stencil
  • SL-444 Argyle Stencil
  • Foam roller or sponge on a stick
  • Pattern: Download


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

  2. With the RB#4 144 Soft Fan brush apply 2-3 Coats of FN-001 White to the plate, let dry.  Allow the shine to fade before applying the next layer of glaze.

  3. Hold the SL-445 Kaleidoscope Stencil on the platter. Use a 2” foam roller (found in the paint section of the hardware store) to roll SC-65 Peri-twinkle over the stencil. You will need to bend the stencil for the curved sides and lightly apply glaze.  It will be a hint of color to add the design.

  4. Trace on the design using AC-230 Clay Carbon Transfer Paper.  Tip:  make sure and test the Clay Carbon Transfer Paper to make sure the correct side is down.  Only 1 side will transfer the image.

  5. Pears:  Use the Script Liner to brush the pears with two coats, of SC-6 Sunkissed, darken the left side with a brushstroke of SC-97 Cant-Elope.  Shade the pears with SC-34 Down to Earth on one side.

  6. Leaves:  Still using the Script Liner apply two coats of SC-26 Green Thumb to one side of the leaves and SC-36 Irish Luck to the other side of the leaves. 

  7. Partridge Body:  Brush the body of the bird with two coats of SC-92 Café Ole’ follow the direction of the birds body.  Further shade the birds’ body with strokes of SC-41 Brown Cow and SC-34 Down To Earth. 

  8. Partridge Wing:  Brush the wing with SC-86 Old Lace and  add a dot of SC-10 Teal Next Time to the Old Lace near the lower section of the wing, and deepen the color slightly for the remainder of the wing with SC-92 Café Ole’.  Add SC-89 Cutie Pie Coral in streaks to the lower wing and under the eye 

  9. Lighten the area above the eye with SC-86 Old Lace.

  10. The beak is SC-34 Down To Earth.

  11. Dabs strokes of SC-15 Tuxedo with RB-104 #4 Liner at the neck and upper chest and dab SC-10 Teal next Time to the middle chest.

  12. The Eye is SC-41 Brown Cow, outline with SC-15 Tuxedo.

  13. The branches are SC-45 Down To Earth.

  14. Outline everything with accent lines with SC-15 Tuxedo, use RB-110 Liner.

  15. Using the Soft Fan Brush apply three coats of SC-65 Peri-twinkle to he back of the platter.

  16. Can be dipped in a NT-CLR Clear Glaze.

  17. Stilt and fire to cone 05/06.


Check out the simple version of this project here.