Picture of Hooked On Dad Fish Plate

Hooked On Dad Fish Plate

This Father’s Day get back to nature and show Dad you think he’s “reely” awesome by making him this fun fish plate. The Duncan® Oh Four® fish plate is the perfect setting for casting your creativity!

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.


  1. Wipe plate with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Pour puddles Bright Straw, Bright Papaya and Bright Caribbean onto palette.
  3. Brush one coat Bright Straw across the midsection of fish. 
  4. While the above color is still damp, brush one coat of Bright Papaya below blending into the yellow.
  5. Brush one coat Bright Caribbean to remainder of fish leaving the eye unpainted bisque. Let dry.
  6. Repeat steps 3 and 5 with a second and third coat of blending the neighboring colors and letting dry between coats. 
  7. Lightly brush some Dark Sapphire on top edge of fish and feather into the existing color to blend. Repeat with tail. Let dry.
  8. Paint 2-3 coats of Bright Straw in eyeball.
  9. Make fine lines and dots in tail with Dark Sapphire and larger dots over body.
  10. Use pencil to freehand “DAD’S the PERFECT CATCH!” on lower section of fish. 
  11. Paint wording with 1-2 coats Black.
  12. Make fine line around eye with Black and paint pupil with same. Let dry thoroughly.
  13. Carefully brush one coat of Pure Brilliance to entire plate. Let dry.
  14. Stilt and fire to 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:


  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Clean plate for palette
  • Pencil