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Color Me Happy

Add lots of color to a black and white backdrop for an ultra artsy display! Let your creativity run wild with swirls, splatters and Duncan® Satin Glazes® on the Duncan® Oh Four® Contempo Pitcher.


1.Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

2.Pour some Pure Brilliance® Clear Glaze into a plastic cup and water down slightly to reach a heavy cream consistency. Pour into pitcher and tip pitcher and swirl glaze around until the entire inside is coated with glaze. Pour remaining glaze back into plastic cup.

3.Use the pencil to lightly sketch in swirl lines as shown. If needed, mark every other section for Black, starting at the top of pitcher. Refer to photo for guidance.

4.Load the No. 1 Liner with White and pull in color along the edges of swirl lines for White sections. Fill in swirls with the No. 4 Liner and No. 6 Round as needed. Let dry and add two additional coats.

5.Repeat process with Black on remaining swirls. Use the No. 6 Round to brush three coats of Black on the entire backside of pitcher as well as the base.

6.Cover work surface with a plastic tablecloth and gently lay pitcher on its backside, with swirls facing up.

7.Pour puddles of each remaining glaze color on palette and water down slightly, using the No. 6 Round to mix. Working with one color at a time, load the No. 6 Round with color then flick across pitcher in random directions, reloading brush as needed. Clean brush then repeat with other colors until desired splatters are achieved. Let dry.

8.Stilt and fire to witness cone 06.

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What you need:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Plastic cup
  • Container for water
  • Plastic tablecloth
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Pencil