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Saving the Earth Bank

The Duncan® small round bank makes the perfect location to store your worldly savings. Create continents and the world’s oceans on the outside with Duncan® Concepts® colors and then add your own green to fill the inside!


1. Remove stopper at bottom. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

2. Tape off coin slot on top of bank. Pour some Pure Brilliance Clear Glaze inside bank and roll around to coat insides. Pour out excess glaze.

3. Trace continents on tissue paper with pencil.

4. Position tracing on bank. Hold in place while drawing over tracing with marker to transfer pattern.

5. Paint three coats Light Saffron in all the continents. Let dry.

6. Brush three coats Bright Sapphire around the continents and in remainder of bank. Let dry.

7. Brush three coats Black to base. Let dry.

8. Brush one light coat of Pure Brilliance over entire piece. Let dry.

9. Stilt on kiln shelf 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:


  • Black fine-tip permanent marker
  • Container for water
  • Pencil
  • Painter's tape
  • White tissue paper
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towels
  • Potter's sponge