Picture of Brilliant Blossom

Brilliant Blossom


  1. Wipe ware with dampened sponge to remove any bisque dust. Let dry.
  2. Place masking tape around bottom half of side edge of lid.
  3. Pour colors as needed onto a piece of foil. Using the No. 6 Round or Glaze Brush as needed, apply three coats of Sunflower Yellow to box and outline of petals, letting dry between coats. Refer to photo.
  4. Use the No. 6 Round to apply three coats of Paprika to top half of edge of lid and center of petals, letting dry between coats. Let dry and remove masking tape.
  5. Brush three coats of Black onto flower center, underside and bottom half of side edge of lid, letting dry between coats. Refer to photo.
  6. Use pencil to lightly sketch leaves as shown around outside of box.
  7. Use the No. 6 Round to apply two coats of Apple Green to leaves, letting dry between coats.
  8. Dip end of No. 6 Round handle into Paprika and create dots on Sunflower Yellow outline of petals and in between leaves as shown. Create Sunflower Yellow dots on flower center. Refer to photo.
  9. Use No. 1 Liner to brush in detailing on petals and leaves with Black. Use end of brush handle to create dots around leaves. Let dry thoroughly.
  10. Use sponge to gently apply one coat of Pure Brilliance™ all over box and lid. Let dry.
  11. After first coat has dried, apply a second coat with Glaze Brush.
  12. Allow glaze to dry thoroughly, then set box and lid on stilts in kiln and fire to shelf cone 06.

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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Foil
  • Water container
  • Masking tape – ¼”
  • Pencil
  • Sponge