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Tribal Love

Show your affection for all things tribal with a bold diamond pattern on the Duncan® Oh Four® heart plate. Duncan® Cover-Coat® Underglazes add robust accents that match your love for ethnic emphases.


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

2. Enlarge pattern to fit onto plate.

3. Place clay carbon paper onto plate with pattern positioned on top. With pencil, carefully trace over pattern to transfer to plate. Use a ruler as guide if necessary.
4. Use No. 6 Round to paint three coats Red Wagon into indicated squares. *If desired, mask off the red section using masking tape and paint around the black center square.
5. Paint three coats in the Chartreuse sections and dot in the center of the black squares.
6. Paint three coats Turquoise in indicated sections.
7. Carefully paint three coats Black in the indicated areas.
8. Use end of brush handle to dip in the Black and make dots in the Turquoise sections. Let dry.
9. Turn plate to backside and brush three coats Black.
10. “Dry foot” (place on kiln shelf without stilts) and fire to cone 04.
11. Using Fan Glaze brush, apply two coats Pure Brilliance? Clear Glaze to front of plate.
12. Repeat with back of plate.
13. 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:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Ruler 12”, flexible plastic
  • Clay carbon paper
  • Container for water
  • Optional: Masking tape 1/4"
  • Pencil