Picture of Raindrops on the Horizon

Raindrops on the Horizon

Turn a stormy day into awe-inspiring art with the Duncan® Oh Four™ Traditional Vase 1 and drops of rich color from Designer Glazes™ and Courtyard™ Art Glazes.


  1. Lightly wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Pour some Golden Horizon into a paper cup and thin with water to a creamy consistency. Roll inside vase, coating the entire inside, then pour out excess and wipe away any drips. Let dry thoroughly.
  3. Using the Fan Glaze brush, apply three flowing coats of Golden Horizon to the sides of vase, letting dry between coats.
  4. Apply two coats of White to the front and back of vase, letting dry between coats.
  5. Working on one side of vase at a time, pour a puddle of Seafoam Sateen on a piece of foil and slightly thin with water. Repeat with Golden Horizon.
  6. Working quickly before the glaze dries, apply one coat of White on one side of vase then immediately use the No. 4 Liner to add vertical drips of Seafoam Sateen down side of vase over the White. While glaze is still wet, use the eyedropper to squeeze drops of alcohol onto the glaze, causing it to bleed and run.
  7. Immediately follow by using the No. 4 Liner to add drips of Golden Horizon at the top lip of vase and the eyedropper to add more alcohol drips. Repeat on the bottom portion of vase as shown.
  8. Fill in all desired areas with more drips of glaze and alcohol drops. Allow all glazes to dry.
  9. Repeat on the backside of the vase.
  10. Stilt and fire 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:


  • Eyedropper
  • Paper cup
  • Container for water
  • Foil
  • Sponge
  • Alcohol