Picture of Talavera Dinner Plate

Talavera Dinner Plate

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1. Wipe down plate with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush a coat of Bright Brown in carved lines of background tiles.
  3. Wipe paint back with slightly damp sponge leaving paint inside lines. Let dry.
  4. Brush three coats Light Papaya on the background tiles. Let dry.
  5. Refer to picture and paint three coats of the following colors as shown in the picture: Neon Red, Neon Blue, Light Kiwi and Dark Straw. Let dry.
  6. Apply French Dimensions to incised lines around designs.  Let dry thoroughly.
  7. Brush a coat of Pure Brilliance to front of plate and two coats to back. Let dry.
  8. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

HINT:  To use French Dimensions, remove cap and tip.  Use skewer to stir the paint well.  Reinsert tip and test flow of paint on paper towel.

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What you need:


  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Painter’s tape