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Etching to Be Unique

Give texture and uniqueness to the Duncan® Oh Four™ Bisque Square Collection Platter with etched floral accents brought to life with luxurious Designer Glazes™. It’s the look and feel of a true original.


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

2. Use the Fan Glaze to apply three coats of Seafoam Sateen onto entire front of platter, letting dry between coats.

3. On reverse side of plate, use the Fan Glaze to apply three coats of Forest Flannel to entire backside, letting dry between coats.

4. Brush one good coat of Forest Flannel just on rim of platter over the dried Seafoam Sateen. Let dry until color has lost its sheen.

5. Use pencil to trace pattern onto tracing paper.

6. Lay white transfer paper on one corner of platter and lay (tracing paper) flower pattern on top; trace over to transfer image onto platter. Repeat with remaining corners. Find the center of each side and transfer flower pattern at the center of each long side. Refer to photo.

7. Transfer leaf patterns in the same manner to fill in areas between flowers. Refer to photo.

8. Use Sgraffito-Duster to carve over images on platter, following pattern lines and dusting off excess paint as you go.

9. For the center of platter, transfer only the outline of the center flowers. Paint inside of outline with one good coat of Forest Flannel. Let dry until color has lost its sheen then lay transfer paper on top with pattern; trace and transfer flower lines. Refer to photo.

10. Use Sgraffito-Duster to carve over lines; dust off color crumbs. Let dry completely.

11. Stilt and fire to witness 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:


  • White transfer paper
  • Sheet of tracing paper
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil
  • Container for water
  • Foil for palette