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Wonky Pencil Holder

A No. 2 pencil may be standard fare for back to school supplies, but “standard” certainly does not describe this pencil holder! A Duncan Oh Four™ Bisque Wonky Vessel is distinguished with Envision™ Glazes for a fun and funky creation.


  1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove any dust.
  2. Make light pencil marks to divide rim of vessel into 6 equal sections. Repeat procedure to mark bottom of cup, placing marks directly opposite marks on rim.
  3. Apply 1/8” wide tape from mark on rim to opposite mark on bottom, following curvature of cup to make vertical lines. Run fingernail along edges to ensure a tight seal.
  4. Apply ¼” tape horizontally around vessel, 1¼” from bottom.
  5. Pour a puddle of Harvest into vessel. Roll glaze around to coat inside, adding more if necessary. Pour excess into container.
  6. Pour puddle of Harvest onto foil. Sponge 3 coats of Harvest onto sides of vessel above tape and onto lip of vessel. Let dry after each coat.
  7. Remove tape from around bottom. Apply a line of tape around vessel, aligning lower edge with bottom of Harvest section. Apply another line of tape ¼” below first, to create a stripe.
  8. Sponge 3 coats of Gray onto stripe. Let dry after each coat.
  9. Remove tape. Apply tape over Gray section.
  10. Sponge 3 coats of Carnation Pink below tape and onto bottom of vessel. Let dry after each coat. Remove all tape.
  11. Apply 3 coats of Clear Brush-On Glaze onto vertical white lines, using No. 4 Liner. Let dry after each coat.
  12. Test flow of Black Licorice on paper towel. Write “No. 2” onto lower side of vessel. Let dry.
  13. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.


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What you need:


  • Ruler
  • Sponge
  • Foil
  • Disposable container
  • Masking tape: ¼” wide, 1/8” wide
  • Pencil
  • Paper towel