Picture of Tuscan Temptation

Tuscan Temptation

Even if you can’t jet set to Tuscany for dinner, you can still set your table with its flavor! Embellish the Duncan® Oh Four® Everyday Pitcher with Duncan® Envision® Glazes in Tuscan-inspired designs for a fun way to take a vacation without leaving the table.


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

2.Pour some Light Turquoise into plastic cup and add a small amount of water at a time – mixing with a Palette Knife – until a heavy cream consistency is reached. Pour into pitcher and swirl around, tipping and turning pitcher until entire inside is coated. Pour excess glaze back into cup and wipe away any drips from bisque with a damp sponge.

3.Measure about 2¼” below rim of pitcher and mark with a pencil. Lightly draw a line around pitcher, using the mark as a guide.

4.Use the No. 8 Round to brush three coats of Ivory Belleek on bottom half of pitcher, brushing color up to the pencil line. Let dry.

5.Measure about ¼” below the pitcher rim and draw a line around section.

6.Fill in the upper section between pencil lines with three coats of Pumpkin Orange, brushing color up to the ¼” line below rim.

7.Measure about ½” below the bottom of Pumpkin Orange section and lightly create another line around pitcher, being careful not to scratch glaze. Sketch half circles in this section around entire pitcher as shown.

8.Use the No. 1 Liner and No. 4 Round to fill in section around rim, handle, background section of half circles and base with three coats of Very Black.

9.Place clay carbon paper on Ivory Belleek section of pitcher and pattern on top. Trace over pattern with pencil to transfer design onto pitcher. Repeat around pitcher.

10.Use the No. 1 Liner to brush three coats of Aqua Fresca onto flower petals and three coats of Neon Chartreuse onto base of petals.

11.Fill in stems and leaves with three coats of Iced Mint then accent the tips of leaves with Bluegrass.

12.Stilt and fire to cone 06.

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Posted by Gloria Bottaro

With her background in fine art, Gloria infuses her work with old-world, timeless charm and warmth. She spent many years drawing and painting portraits that are very rich in detail, with an eye toward speaking to the heart of the viewer. As a Senior Graphic Artist for iLovetoCreate, she is primarily self-taught and has extensive training in stencil design, packaging design, graphical element design and illustration.

What you need:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Pencil
  • Plastic cup
  • Ruler
  • Container for water
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Clay carbon paper