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Wise One Tiny Tot Owl

You’ll have a hoot of a time giving this adorable little owl his own colorful personality! Create fun effects with Duncan® Concepts® Underglazes and an old toothbrush.  


1. Wipe bisque with damp sponge to remove dust.

2. Brush three coats of Light Brown on owl leaving front body and eye area white bisque. Let dry.

3. Brush three coats Light Saffron on rings around pupil. Let dry.

4. Brush three coats Bright Tangerine on beak and feet. Let dry.

5. Brush two coats of Black to pupils and toenails. Let dry.

6. Lightly sponge areas of brown body and head with Bright Briarwood just to darken a little.

7. Use Liner brush dipped in Bright Briarwood to line around the Light Saffron rings, scalloped rings around eye and to accentuate the short curved lines on breast.

8. Dip toothbrush in some Black and spatter over owl’s body. Let dry.

9. Lightly sponge a coat of Pure Brilliance over owl. Let dry.

10. Place on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.

11. NOTE:  If bottom of feet are glazed, stilt and fire.

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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:


  • Paper towels
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Old toothbrush
  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water