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Inner Workings

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  1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Place graphite paper on top of plate then place pattern over the top. Trace over images, transferring designs onto plate.
  3. Pour puddle of Saddle Clove onto foam plate. Using No. 4 Liner, paint around the cogs, nuts and screws and top part of plate. Refer to photo. Paint three coats, letting dry between applications.
  4. For lighter gray areas in cogwheels, paint three coats of Hearthstone, letting dry between coats. Let dry.
  5. Pour a puddle of Lava Slate onto plate. Paint three coats onto outer and inner area of wheel cogs and few random strokes on the background area to create an aged metal look.
  6. Pour a puddle of Molasses onto foam plate and paint three coats in cogs on the large wheel. Let dry after each coat.
  7. Detail nuts, screws, etc. with Cobalt Jet Black and Liner brush.
  8. Dilute some Cobalt Jet Black with water and load brush with diluted color. Flick across plate to create splattered effect. Let dry.
  9. Brush three coats of Saddle Clove to back of plate, letting dry between each application. Splatter with diluted Cobalt Jet Black. Let dry.
  10. 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:


  • Pencil
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Paper towels
  • Foam plates for palette
  • Graphite paper
  • Container for water