Picture of Enchanted Fairy

Enchanted Fairy

Delight in the magic of fairies with this adorable fairy figurine that's oh so enchanting! Bring her to life with beautiful colors from Duncan® Concepts® Underglazes and your own special creativity.


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

2. Using Round brush of choice, apply three coats Light Blush to face, arms and legs. Let dry.

3. Using Round brush of choice, apply three coats Light Delft to dress and inner area of wing. Let dry.

4. With Round brush, load in Dark Honeysuckle and tip in Neon Red. Starting at top of head pull strokes down, reloading brush as needed. Let dry.

5. Repeat step and apply a second coat. Let dry.

6. If necessary clean off leaves to remove any color.

7. Apply two coats Bright Blue Spruce to leaves. Let dry.

8. Apply two coats Dark Grape to outer ring on wings and belt on dress. Let dry.

9. For painting flower, load brush in Light Delft and tip in Dark Grape. Starting at center of flower and pull toward outer edge of petal, complete top and bottom of flower. Let dry. Apply a second coat in the same manner. Let dry.

10. To flower center apply two coats Light Saffron. Let dry.

11. Apply a wash of Neon Red color to cheek and lips. Let dry.

12. Apply two coats Really White to eyes. Let dry.

13. Paint in pupils with two coats Light Delft. Let dry.

14. With stylus place dots of Black for pupils. Let dry.

15. Using Liner, thin Black to the consistency of ink and paint in eyelids and eye lashes.

16. With stylus, place a Really White highlight in each eye.

17. On wing, using Round brush and Dark Grape, pull in a tip, press, pull and lift stroke down center of inter area on wings.

18. Then with stylus apply dots using same color around that brush stroke.

19. Apply Dark Grape dots in clusters of three on the dress. Let dry.

20. Apply one coat of Pure Brilliance to entire fairy. Let dry.

21. Stilt and fire to cone 06.

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Posted by Arlene Smith

Arlene’s credits her mother for getting her “hooked” on ceramics at the ripe old age of nine! At the age of ten she made a porcelain laced draped doll, which she still has and cherishes today. In 1992 she became a Duncan Certified Teacher and together with her husband opened Arlene Smith’s Classy Ceramics. In 1995 she became a Duncan Ambassador giving her the opportunity to meet many wonderful people, visit some great places and she hopes leave an everlasting impression of her love for the ceramic industry.After closing her ceramics studio in 2003, she decided to focus on her true love of teaching ceramics, which she finds extremely rewarding. “It is a great moment to see the expression of amazement, pride and accomplishment on students’ faces when they see their finished pieces. I always have two objectives when I teach. One is to ensure that the student is learning and the second is to make sure they have fun while learning,” she says.Arlene has traveled throughout the USA, Canada, England and Australia teaching ceramics.She also has been a guest speaker and/or instructor at many ceramic events.

What you need:


  • Paper plate for paint palette
  • Potter's sponge
  • Paper towels
  • Container for water
  • Pencil