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Retro-Inspired Anti-Valentine Dish Set

Treat yourself to a fancy dinner this Valentine’s Day with a dish set that echoes your anti-Valentine sentiments! Get creative with fun retro-inspired designs and Duncan® Concepts® Underglazes.

  1. Wipe mug and plate with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Place clay carbon paper onto plate then place pattern on top and trace over lines to transfer onto plate. Repeat on mug, or freehand words as desired.
  3. Use the No. 4 Liner to brush three coats of Neon Red around rims of sunglasses and on lips. Let dry.
  4. Repeat with three coats of Black on outline of face, hair and words. Fill in glasses, leaving white sections for highlights. Let dry completely.
  5. Use the No. 1 Liner to cover wording with three coats of Black. Load the Liner with Neon Red and create upside down hearts randomly around mug.
  6. Use the No. 8 Round to brush three coats of Neon Red onto the heart space beneath mug handle.
  7. Brush two coats of Pure Brilliance onto front and back of plate and onto inside and outside of mug. Let dry completely.
  8. 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
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Pencil
  • Clay carbon paper