Picture of Tonga Trio

Tonga Trio

Set off on a South Pacific adventure with the Duncan® Oh Four™ Wonky collection and Courtyard™ Art Glazes in colors inspired by sandy beaches, tropical rainforests and island waters.

Instructions

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

Tall Vessel

  1. With pencil, draw a light irregular line around vessel, starting about 1” to 1½” down from top edge. Repeat with a second and third line to mark off four different sized sections. Refer to photo.
  2. Using Fan Glaze brush, apply three coats of Cactus Sand inside vessel and along the top segment, letting dry between coats.
  3. For the second tier, brush in three coats of Sagebrush, slightly blending color into the section above. Let dry between coats.
  4. For the third tier, brush three coats of Mediterranean Olive, slightly blending into the section above. Let dry between coats.
  5. For the bottom tier and bottom of vessel, brush three coats of Desert Pine, blending brushstrokes into the above color. Let dry between coats.

Medium Vessel

  1. Using pencil, lightly draw an arched line on the bottom half, starting on one side and making the highest point of curve in the center of vessel. Refer to photo. Draw a second irregular line about 1½” down from top lip and a third irregular line about 1” below other line. Refer to photo.
  2. Using the Fan Glaze brush, paint three coats of Cactus Sand in the half circle area at the bottom of vessel as well as the base. Let dry between coats.
  3. Paint the next section with three coats of Sagebrush, followed by Mediterranean Olive then Desert Pine on the top section and inside vessel. Let dry between coats.

Short Vessel

  1. Draw three irregular lines around vessel to create four sections. Paint three coats of Cactus Sand on the bottom section and the base. Let dry between coats.
  2. Paint the next section with three coats of Sagebrush, followed by Mediterranean Olive then Desert Pine on the top section and inside vessel. Let dry between coats.

Finishing

  1. 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:


Miscellaneous:

  • Potter’s sponge
  • Pencil
  • Container for water
  • Foil