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Wonky Floral Wine Cooler

Fresh and bright, this wine cooler gets a splash of color from Duncan’s Crackles™ Glazes and Crystals™ Glazes.


  1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove any dust.
  2. Sketch design onto wine cooler, using pencil.
  3. Place an amount of Celadon into container. Thin with a small amount of water. Pour thinned glaze into vase. Roll mixture inside vase until completely covered. Pour out excess glaze. Wipe away any drips. Let dry.
  4. Outline floral design with Black Licorice, being careful not to smudge design as it dries. Let dry thoroughly.
  5. Apply 3 coats of Bright Saffron to flower centers, using No. 1 Liner brush. Let dry after each coat.
  6. Apply 1 coat of Clear to flower centers, over Bright Saffron, using No. 6 Round brush. Let dry.
  7. Apply 2 coats of Celadon Crackle to background of wine cooler, using appropriate size brush. Let dry thoroughly after each coat.
  8. Gently shake Cherry Blossoms jar. Apply 2 coats to some flower shapes, using No. 6 Round brush, butting color next to Black Licorice. Let dry after each coat. Thoroughly mix glaze crystals throughout remaining glaze. Apply 1 coat to flower shapes, keeping large glaze crystals toward upper areas of each space so color will not flow over Black Licorice. Let dry.
  9. Repeat procedure to apply Blueberries to remaining flowers and Moss Green to leaves. Let dry.
  10. Stilt and fire to witness cone 06.
  11. After fired, handle piece with a paper towel to prevent hand oils from penetrating crackle glaze and interfering with antiquing. Place a small amount of Acrylic Black onto a piece of foil. Thin with water. Brush mixture onto Celadon Crackle areas of wine cooler, using No. 6 Round brush. Wipe off excess color before dry, using paper towels.


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What you need:


  • Small sponge
  • Paper towels
  • Foil
  • Pencil