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Tipped in Tinsel Vase

Looking for a super shiny accent piece for your home or the office? Whether you’re style is modern contemporary, classic or artistically outside of the box, metallic hues offer something for everyone! Accent the free-flowing curves of the Duncan® Oh Four® Modern Free Form Vase with the eye-catching sheen of Duncan® Modern Brass for a project that makes a statement no matter where it’s displayed. 


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

2. Pour some Pure Brilliance Clear Glaze into vase. Roll around to coat entire inside, leaving the top 3 inches of the vase unglazed and pour out remaining Pure Brilliance into a paper cup. Wipe away any drips with a damp sponge.

3. Using the Fan Glaze brush, brush two good coats of Pure Brilliance on base of vase and up the exterior to where the flare on top begins. Let dry.

4. Brush three coats of Modern Brass onto unglazed upper portion of vase (both inside and around the outer edge).

5. Use the No. 8 Round to dab heavier coats of Modern Brass onto areas where you would like the glaze to drip down. Let dry.

6. Use the tip of the brush to dab small dots of Modern Brass randomly on lower half of vase, being careful not to place color too heavily or too close to the base, as Modern Brass will drip during firing. Use tip of brush handle to pull color outward to simulate sunbursts. Let dry.

7. Stilt and fire to cone 04.

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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 or foam plate for palette
  • Paper cup
  • Container for water
  • Potter's sponge