Picture of Ribbon of Hope Mug

Ribbon of Hope Mug

This pink ribbon is the widely recognized symbol of breast cancer awareness and solidarity. You can show your support with your own Duncan® Oh Four™ Travel Mug adorned with Concepts® Underglazes in symbolic pink.


  1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Pour some Light Pink into mug and roll around to coat insides. Pour excess into clean small plastic container.
  3. Use damp paper towel to wipe off any spills or excess going over the edge of cup. Let dry.
  4. Trace pattern onto tracing paper with pencil.
  5. Turn over tracing paper to reverse side and pencil over the pattern lines.
  6. Turn right side up and position on mug. Carefully trace over lines to transfer pattern.
  7. Using No. 6 Round, paint three coats Light Pink onto the ribbon. Let dry between coats.
  8. Refer to picture for shadowed area of ribbon. Load the tip of the No. 6 Round with Dark Pink and dab into the area where the top of the ribbon folds. Lightly brush some of the paint downward, blending into the Light Pink to create the shadow. Repeat on the lower portion of ribbon using the No. 1 Liner. Let dry.
  9. Brush three coats Light Pink on the mug handle drying. Let dry between coats.
  10. Using Fan Glaze brush, paint a light coat of Pure Brilliance inside and outside of cup as well as the handle and bottom. Let dry. Add a second coat to white areas. Let dry.
  11. 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:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Pencil
  • Tracing paper – (1) 8” x 10” sheet
  • Small plastic container
  • Container for water
  • Paper towels
  • Foil or foam plate for palette