Picture of Midnight Flight

Midnight Flight

Let your imagination take flight with the Duncan Oh Four™ Tall Tribal Vase! Coated in Envision® Glazes and accented with French Dimensions™, you’ll have a piece that inspires you to spread your creative wings time and again.


  1. Lightly wipe ware with damp sponge to remove any bisque dust.
  2. Place clay carbon paper under wing pattern and place onto one side of vase as shown, with center of butterfly aligning with edge of vase. Trace over design with pen, transferring design onto vase. Flip over pattern and place with clay carbon paper onto other side of vase and transfer. Do not transfer the body or antennae.
  3. Using the No. 1 Liner, apply one coat of Mask ‘n Peel® to the butterfly wing pattern. Let the mask dry thoroughly.
  4. Thin one jar of Cobalt with about one teaspoon of water to a light cream consistency. Pour the glaze into the vase and roll the glaze around the inside until completely covered. Pour out the excess glaze and wipe away any excess drips.
  5. Load the No. 6 Fan Glaze brush with Cobalt Blue and apply the glaze to the majority of one side of the vase, allowing the edges to feather off before covering the edges of vase. Immediately brush Delphinium onto the remaining edge portions of vase, blending into the Cobalt. Wrap Delphinium around the edges of vase, feathering onto the other side.
  6. Fill in the remaining side center area with Turquoise, blending into the Delphinium. Apply three flowing coats of each color, letting dry between coats.
  7. After the third coat has lost its shine, remove the Mask ‘n Peel® from the butterfly wings, working one side at a time. Remove any extra glaze crumbs that are loose.
  8. Using the No. 1 Liner, begin filling in the butterfly on the Cobalt side with Turquoise, adding some Delphinium in the larger areas of the wings, blending the color with the Turquoise.
  9. Repeat color blending on the Turquoise side with the Cobalt and filling in some of the larger areas with the Delphinium, blending the two colors. Apply three coats to the entire butterfly with this blend of colors, letting dry between coats.
  10. Using a pencil, lightly sketch in the body and antennae on the butterfly.
  11. Thoroughly shake and mix the French Dimensions™ Black Licorice. Apply the Black Licorice to the body, two eyes and the antennae. Let dry thoroughly.
  12. Stilt and fire to witness cone 06.
  13. Remove stilt marks with a stilt stone.
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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:


  • Foil
  • Clay carbon paper
  • Sponge
  • Pencil
  • Pen