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Pigskin Penny Saver

Take your savings game to a whole new level with this fun football bank from the Duncan® Oh Four® collection. Throw in some creative colors from Concepts® Underglazes and you’ve got yourself a winner!


1.Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust. Remove rubber stopper on bottom of bank.
2.Draw a block “7” on piece of shelf paper or draw your own desired number. Cut out with scissors.
3.Remove backing from shelf paper and press firmly onto the side of football without stitching. Make certain edges are sealed.
4.Pour puddle of Light Brown on palette.
5.Using No. 4 Liner brush, carefully paint Light Brown around stitching.
6.Using No. 10 Round brush, paint three coats Light Brown on the remainder of football, including over the number stencil. Let dry after each coat.
7.Carefully remove number stencil.
8.Using No. 4 Liner, paint three coats Dark Delft in the number. Let dry after each coat.
9.Use No. 10 Round to paint three coats Neon Red on football. Let dry after each coat.
10.Pour a small amount of Pure Brilliance on palette. Use Liner brush to paint two coats on the white stitching. Let dry.
11.Add a small amount of water to dilute some Pure Brilliance to a wash consistency. Use Fan Glaze brush to paint a thin coat over entire football and base. Let dry.
12.Stilt in kiln 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:


  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Container for water
  • Clear adhesive backed shelf paper