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Garden Party Place Setting

Set your table in bloom with Duncan® Oh Four™ Seasonal Blooms place setting pieces. Add bursts of color with E-Z Stroke™ Underglazes and your guests will be buzzing to their seats.


1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
2.  Pour puddles of White and Neon Green onto a piece of foil.
3.  Using the Fan Glaze brush, apply three flowing coats of White to each of the flower pieces and three flowing coats of Neon Green to the two leaf plates. Let dry thoroughly between coats and after final coat.
4.  Pour a puddle of each E-Z Stroke™ color onto a piece of foil. Load the No. 1 Liner in Grass Green and paint the large veins on each of the leaf plates. Use Ivy Green to paint the smaller veins. Refer to photo. Let dry.
5.  Using the No. 1 Liner, add small details to the main center vein with Dark Brown. Next, add Dark Brown to the flower centers, allowing some white areas to show through. Refer to photo.
6.  For the dinner plate, load the No. 6 Round in Neon Orange then brush color from the outside edge of each petal toward the center, pulling strokes about half way down petal. Apply color to both front and back of plate. Let dry.
7.  Side load the No. 6 Round in Brick Red and add shading strokes along petal edges as shown. Brush a few strokes of Brick Red into petals for depth. Refer to photo.
8.  Repeat the shading steps above on the two bowls using the following colors:

  • Salad/Soup Bowl: Peacock Green and shade with Teal
  • Dessert Bowl: Morning Glory and shade with Dark Navy

9.  Brush Ivy Green around the bases of each bowl, pulling strokes from the base upward for a grass-like effect.
10.  Thoroughly shake bottle of French Straw. Squeeze small circles of French Straw onto the flower centers as shown to create pollen. Let dry. Tip: If color is too thick, remove cap then add a few drops of AS 957 Thin ‘n Shade to bottle and mix with a skewer or craft stick. Replace cap and test color.
11. Stilt and fire each piece 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:


  • Skewer or craft stick
  • Foil
  • Potter’s sponge