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Splatter Matters

Random splashes of color create a one-of-a-kind design! Use Concepts® Underglazes on the Duncan® Oh Four™ Bisque Contempo Pitcher for a Pollock-style piece that’s perfect for the gallery or your dining room table!


  1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Pour some Pure Brilliance™ into a paper cup and add a small amount of water until glaze is a creamy consistency. Pour into pitcher and roll around to coat the entire inside. Pour remaining glaze back into cup and set aside.
  3. Shake bottles of Concepts® Underglazes before use. Pour each of the four colors of glaze into their own individual plastic bottle with tip, filling about halfway. Squeeze out on paper towel to test. Set aside.
  4. Lightly sketch random, irregular circles on pitcher with pencil. Refer to photo.
  5. Pour puddles of Bright Saffron, Really Red, Bright Delft and Black onto a piece of foil. Load the No. 10 Round with one color at a time and fill in circles. Apply color liberally as you will need only one coat.
  6. One at a time, take plastic bottles filled with color and squeeze several lines of color extending randomly from the corresponding colored circles. Refer to photo. Let dry.
  7. Use No. 6 Fan Glaze to apply one coat of the thinned Pure Brilliance™ in paper cup (create more if needed) over pitcher, being careful not to brush over colors excessively to avoid smearing. Let dry. Apply a second undiluted coat, carefully brushing over the colored areas.
  8. 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:


  • Foil for palette
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Pencil
  • Paper towels
  • (4) Small plastic bottles with squeeze tips (approx. 2-oz. size)
  • Container for water
  • Paper cup