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Stellar Inspirations Vase

Inspired by nature with a little fantasy thrown in, this distinctively designed vase offers a stunning combination of texture and flair. Duncan® Crystals Glazes™ provides the night sky background that’s complemented with a texturized creative combination of Duncan® Concepts® and beach sand!


1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove any bisque dust.

2. Pour some Pure Brilliance Clear Glaze inside vase. Turn vase to coat inside with Pure Brilliance. Pour out remaining glaze into clean container.

3. Refer to photo and use pencil to lightly draw scalloped lines from protruding tips of vase dipping into a “U” and up to the next ridge. 

4. Brush one coat Really White on to the lower scalloped section of the vase. Let dry.

5. Pour some Really White into clean plastic container. Add some sand and stir to achieve a fluid, but coarse texture.

6. Brush the sand mixture over the painted white area. Make sure sandy texture is consistent. Let dry.

7. Use craft stick to stir Sailor’s Delight Crystals Glazes, being careful not to disturb the crystals at the bottom of the jar. Brush two coats on unpainted upper area of vase. Let dry.

8. Use craft stick to stir in crystals from bottom of jar and apply a third coat to vase. Place additional crystals in areas as desired. Let dry.

9. Stilt in kiln 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:


  • Fine-grain sand - approximately ½ cup
  • Pencil
  • Container for water
  • Small plastic container(s)
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Potter's sponge