Friday, August 31, 2007

Last day...

Today was the last day of the show...

Even though it's a lot of's totally worth it!!!

Today we spent the day playing games, chatting with new friends, plus it was time for the drawing...drum roll...the winner is Liz Tilson of the Clay Cafe in Lubbock, Texas!!!! Lastly...we had to tear down the booth and the show is over!

Below are a few pictures I wanted to share from the show!

Here is a picture of Dippin Dean, Carolyn, Wendy and Lauren playing Hungry Hungry Hippo!

Our new Wine & Dine plates are totally unique!!!

The Condiments Tray and Bowl are perfect for a Tiki Party!!!

Transform any of our Slant Boxes into something from the jungle...

These Masks are awesome!!!
Try embellishing them with any of our Tulip Iron On Crystals,
just glue them on with new Liquid Fusion!!

Fresh fruit anyone? Our Square Collection is so sweet!

Contempo Collection

Chef Entree Dish and Wavy Edge Plate in full bloom!

Trendy look for our Provence Collection

Bank of Intentions...are you Sassy or Sweet???

Asian Collection

And the winner is...Liz Tilson of the Clay Cafe in Lubbock, Texas!

All of the finished projects from the booth will be loaded onto our website with step by step instructions! If you are looking for something or have a question email me at

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

I wanna rock & roll all night...

It's time to paaaaarrrrty!!!!

Here is a picture of the crowd that showed up for Karaoke Night!!!

That is Dippin Dean on the left and Jeff from Joliet Ceramics singing "I wanna rock and roll all night...and party every day" by was great!

Check out Fashion Girl wavin her hands in the air and our Duncan Ambassador Pat Hinz cuttin a rug to Dippin Dean & Jeff's song!

"We are family"...yes...everyone here earned 5 tickets each for singing!

I have to first I was sort of hesitant about singing karaoke...not my strongest area. But Fashion Girl and couple of other girls got up and sang Real Lady Marmalade! We made a complete fool out of ourselves but we all couldn't stop laughing! It was SO much fun! I had a blast!!! Finally got to bed at 2am!!!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

We are family!!!

Today was a busy busy day!

First off...Tapestry of Leaves class at 9:30am and 11:00am!

After assisting David with the classes and doing a little clean up I grabbed lunch then hit up our booth!!! It was so much fun having people pop in to sing "We are family" take the a games...and talk about our upcoming karaoke event!

Tonight was the Reception and Live Auction hosted by CCSA! It was great! Our auction item went for $1400 and all of the proceeds raised go to Susan G Komen foundation for breast cancer! The total event amount raised was over $53,000! Plus...WE WON BEST BOOTH!!!! Wooooohooo!!!!

Fountain created by Bisque Imports

Christmas Setting created by Katie Usdom owner of Glazed Expressions

The tree lights up and so do the Katie brought a CD containing children singing Christmas Carols...and there was even an "evergreen" scent!

This was our auction's our Provence Collection painted out with your own family members! How cool is that!!! Suzie is the artist that will be painting the dinnerware set...check out the plate with Summer Duncan painted on it! Suzie is so talented...I had her paint a mug for my husband as a Christmas gift...she was right on!

Now it's Karaoke time!!!!!!!

We are family.....

Ceramic Diva

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The show opened today at 1:30...and we started the day off strong with our Rich and Bold Teapot class! Featuring Designer Glazes and Concepts on Duncan Oh Four Bisque. (The photo above is David teaching during Rich and Bold Teapots!) The last class of the day was Tapestry of Leaves the finished result is fantastic...putting Concepts Underglaze on Duncan Oh Four Bisque then add Courtyard Art Glaze over it creates a look almost like sgraffito! It's awesome!!!

Rich & Bold Teapot class times were 10:15am, 11:45am, and 7pm!

Tapestry of Leaves class times at 8:30pm!

In between classes I was able to buzz over to the booth tours, playing Hungry Hungry Hippo & Connect 4 with with friends!!!

Tonight we hosted a swim party at the pool...the pool didn't quite meet our expectations...the online photos were much better! we went upstairs to the "bar on 2nd" to hang with our friends! It's only day 2 and I am wiped out! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!!!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Opening Night!!!

Tonight was the big night! Not only did we set up the booth today...but tonight the doors opened and we get to see old friends plus make new ones!

It was so exciting!!! Everyone that I gave a booth tour to was so amazed to hear about our Duncan Solution and the booth giveaway!

We are giving the booth away!!! All you need to do is earn do you do that??

Ways to earn tickets...

  • Attend a Technique Class with David Hoff

  • Attend the Design and Inspiration Business Class with Fashion Girl

  • Play a game in the booth with a Duncan Team Member

  • Ask a Duncan Team Member about Designer Glazes

  • Take a picture with a Duncan Team Member

  • Sing "We Are Family" in the Duncan booth (earn 5 tickets!)

  • Wear your Duncan shirt during the show and earn a ticket each time you are spotted by a Duncan Team Member!

Plus we are hosting several events where you can win tickets!!! How does Karaoke sound??? Come by and sing to win!!!

Artfully yours,

Ceramic Diva

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Set up time!!!

It all starts with the Duncan Family....
Duncan Enterprises is a family owned, family based business!

"Family of Bisque" section
Your next stop is "Choose your design"...
We offer the highest quality materials, that offer consistent results every time! You will find exclusive designs ranging from home decor to dinnerware to designs created especially for kids and tweens!

"Families are Colorful" section...

Our solution is...decorate with Concepts, embellish with Dimensional Glazes, then Seal & Beautify with Clear Glaze! Duncan offers the most consistent high performing colors in the industry!

"Families are colorful...Brushes and Tools and Support Each Other"

Duncan brushes and tools are created for all your ceramic needs and for a variety of skill sets. Plus we offer support on our website with projects, techniques, lesson plans and so much more!

"Families Have Fun...Family of Distributors"

Have fun...bring smART Club or Masterpiece in Minutes into your studio!

"Game Room!!"

Come play a game with us!!!

Come by and take a find out how to win the booth!

Artfully yours,

Ceramic Diva

Friday, August 24, 2007

Easy projects!

Today I am flying out to Columbus Ohio for the CCSA event and thought I would check my emails! My friend Holly was working on a project and told me she would send me pictures once she was finished!!!
Holly had a baby shower to go to and wanted to make something unique as a gift. So she tye-dyed some onesies for the baby, using Tulip One Step Fashion Dyes and Tulip Baby Couture Iron-On Appliques! This was her first time tye-dying...Holly said that it was so easy that she created a tye dye tank for her daughter!
I though that this picture was too cute not to share!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Countdown...CCSA just 3 days away!

Today is my last day in the office before jetting off to Columbus Ohio for CCSA!!!

Such a busy schedule...

Tomorrow is our travel day...

Saturday is set up & the show opens!!!

(Once we get the booth set up I will download the pics and post them!)

Sunday will be day 2...

We have a total of 4 classes being taught by David Hoff...Rich & Bold and Tapestry of Leaves!

Monday will be day 3...

Which our own Fashion Girl is giving a little "Design and Inspiration" (the latest trends!) and David will be teaching another amazing class!

Tuesday which is the last day...

I get to spend all of my time in our booth talking with studio owners about my favorite thing...the DUNCAN FAMILY OF PRODUCTS!!!

I am so excited about CCSA this year and can't wait to share everything with you!!! Keep checking back for the latest CCSA-Duncan news!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Countdown...CCSA is just 4 days away!!!

The CCSA Convention is only 4 days away!
I can't believe it!!! Last year was so magical...not only because it was my first show but I was able to see what all of the fun was about! I had only been working for Duncan Enterprises for about 2 weeks when we jetted off to wonderful Orlando Florida! I was able to meet with so many Duncan fans and learn so much about products, techniques and was even able to squeeze in a little fun at Downtown Disneyworld!! This year the event is being held in Columbus Ohio! It's my first time going to Ohio and I am just delighted to reconnect with the awesome people I met last year!!!
Keep checking back...I will be updating my blog with the goings on for CCSA!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sister Sister!!!

I just have to say I love my job!!! Not only do I work for an absolutely amazing company...but now so does my sister!!! She recently started working here as part of our design team! Plus she just finished some awesome projects that I can't wait for you to see in September on! I am so proud!

Watch's double trouble now!!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Monday, August 06, 2007

Design and Inspiration

The Oval French Bread plate was featured in our 2006 Duncan Creativity Guide...but I had to share this picture with you. I have been trying to think of a way to bring in a really fun design element into my kitchen...this piece just struck me! My kitchen has red walls with white counters, white appliances and mixed with chrome accents. Pretty plain! I am going to attempt painting this piece as an inspiration! Even if I don't utilize it as a serving piece it will add an awesome pop of color to my counter spaces! LOVE IT!

Which Duncan Ceramic project is your favorite?

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva