Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Tuscan Pottery Colors (Premo Sculpey)

Tuscan Pottery Polymer Clay Color Palette

1B – Tuscan Sun
2B – Roma Tomato
3B – Villa Rosa
4B – Italian Olive

With a beautiful water jug like this, visions of an Italian Villa in Tuscany come to mind. This pitcher is actually one of many in a collection started over 22 years ago when Doug and I got married. He always said he wanted a women with jugs. So I guess his wish came true [ROTFLOL].

OK so now that you have got up off the floor from laughing so hard at my questionable humor, you may recognize the piece of Tuscan pottery from another photo in a previous post. Just for fun, does anyone remember which post that was?

Why don’t we have a little contest. Go ahead and find the photo and then jot down the date of the article on a piece of paper. Then post a comment below, saying that you found it. BUT DON’T reveal the date. That would just give it away for everyone else.

Your comment on this page will serve as your official entry into the drawing. I found this cool little app for randomly selecting contest winners, that I’ve been itch’n to try out.

So let’s see… what could the prize be? How about this. I’ll give away the four color recipe cards from any B-Series Back Issue color palette that you may have missed out on. I get a lot of emails asking for these back issue recipes, so there’s likely at least a few of you who would appreciate winning.

By the way, the color recipes for each of the 4 colors in today’s Tuscan Pottery Color Palette, will be released during the month of July in Volume-014 [B-series]. Everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download them for free:

  • Tuscan Sun (Recipe 014-1B)
  • Roma Tomato (Recipe 014-2B)
  • Villa Rosa (Recipe 014-3B)
  • Italian Olive (Recipe 014-4B)

These warm yellow, red, plum rose and olive colors remind me of the Tuscan inspired kitchen designs that are so popular right now. As you can see, the names I’ve given to the colors all have a ‘taste of Italy’.

Tuscan Sun is the main color of this jug. Roma Tomato is on the handle and rim. The plum rose shade in the decorated trim, is Villa Rosa. And Italian Olive represents the darker stamped trim detail.

To see the Volume-014 A-Series Color Palette that will be released in July for paid library members, you can click on the following link: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Cornflower Blue Palette (Premo Sculpey)

If you would like more information about the Members Library, here are some direct links:


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  1. Anna Sabina, 28 June, 2009

    Comedy is just another of your many talents. Can you give us a hint as to what year the post the photo was in?

  2. Cindy Lietz, 28 June, 2009

    Hi Anna. You are always so wonderfully right on top of things. I do have a series of hints I can share. The first one will help you to find the contest photo much quicker than if I just tell you which year it was published in.

    HINT #1: The home page of this blog is set up to display 30 days worth of photos at any given time. At the very bottom of the home page is a “Next Page >” link. Click on this link and the next 30 days of photos will display. By continuing to use this “Next Page >” navigation feature at the bottom of each of the consecutive results pages, you will be able to quickly and conveniently scroll through all the photos published at this blog, for as far back as you wish.

    Oh what the heck, I’ll give you the next hint right now too:

    HINT #2: In the color palette photo above (on this page), the Tuscan Pottery Jug is laying on it’s side and only partially visible. In the contest photo, the jug is standing upright and in full view. It is also filled with a “bouquet” arrangement of broad leaf, red foliage.

  3. MJ, 28 June, 2009

    Hi Cindy,

    I FOUND IT and without the hints. What a great way to do a review of ALL the lessons. Now please draw my name!!


  4. Sue Castle, 28 June, 2009

    Ah Ha, I found it, and I didn’t use any hints either, just searching and searching and searching. That was a good contest, LOL, I also found posts I don’t remember reading/seeing before, but since I subscribe, I KNOW I have to have seen them, LOL. Thanks for your fun. Hugs, Sue C

  5. Linda, 28 June, 2009

    Also found it with no hints and refreshed my mind re-reading posts I had forgotten. Great fun….

  6. Dawn, 28 June, 2009

    I got it. And it was lots of fun reading through older posts. Thanks!

  7. Cindy Graveline, 28 June, 2009

    Also found it! :)

  8. Anna Sabina, 28 June, 2009

    Okay, I found it. I was a bit distracted by other things in that photo.
    I learned a few knew things in the process.
    1) I never know about that feature to display all the posts with pictures. I had been opening each and every one, I am a little slow on some things.
    2) Ellen Degeneres hates glitter. Did Crafty Chica ever get on her show?
    3) My most recent batch of Premo does seem more firm. Has anyone else noticed a change in the Premo formula?
    4) Going back reminded me of the many really great project you have presented. So the pictures will be a great way for me to remember past lessons.

  9. Jeanne, 28 June, 2009

    I found it!! great fun. It was nice being able to go back to previous post, saw some that I need to work on.

    Thanks……Jeanne :)

  10. Lawrence, 28 June, 2009

    Found it, Cindy. I knew I had seen it recently as I had been reading some of the past blog posts from before joining the group.

  11. Carrie, 28 June, 2009

    Found it! And I’m glad I took part in this because, since I am a new subscriber, it gave me a chance to find some really great ideas in past posts!

  12. Maureen, 28 June, 2009

    Finally I found it!! With your help. I did not know about the home page showing 30 days at once and how great is that? I saw so many posts that I never would have seen if I did not go back. Now I have to go back again and read them all!! So much fun!

  13. Jennifer M., 28 June, 2009

    Found it and it sure has been educational. I cannot count how many back blog’s I read and learned quite alot as always :)

    Thanks Cindy, that was fun!

  14. Ken H., 28 June, 2009

    Got it!!!! Was away for the weekend and just got home!

  15. Catalina, 28 June, 2009

    I found it too! Now I remember. I saw a few that I must have missed too. I gotta go and check them out…C-ya!

  16. Cindy Lietz, 29 June, 2009

    So glad to hear that this fun little contest has been a helpful refresher for many of you. And it’s nice to know that my Hints have shown a few of you some new ways to find archived photos and articles here at the blog. I’m going to keep this contest going for a bit so here are a couple more hints for those still looking:

    HINT #3: The contest photo has a picture of me in it too. I’m wearing a green festive hat. The green hat represents a color commonly associated with the big holiday in the month that the photo was posted.

    HINT #4: Based on the Hint #1 navigation tip, it only takes 6 clicks to find the mystery contest photo.

    BTW: If your name is randomly chosen as the winner of this give away, there will a skill testing question. You’ll have to tell me the date of the blog post that that mystery photo is posted at :-) :-)

  17. Laurel, 29 June, 2009

    Ha, found it too. And yes, saw some tips and lessons I had forgotten all about. Thanks for making us go back and look. :)

  18. Jocelyn, 30 June, 2009

    I love this way of looking at the site, and never knew it existed until it was pointed out. Think I am image based. Also reminds me how much I have to learn and catch up on!

  19. Joyce, 01 July, 2009

    I also found it and a lot more information to go back to. What a wonderful archive Cindy. This will keep me busy for a long time. Wonder if I’ll ever catch up.

  20. Cindy Lietz, 02 July, 2009

    Good to see that a few more “players” are having success with this fun and educational little exercise. Here’s another 2 hints for anyone who still needs help:

    HINT #5: For the article on the page where the contest photo is posted, I wrote a Christmas poem.

    HINT #6: At the very top of this blog page is a search box. If you use “poem” or “Christmas” or “Christmas poem” for the search keyword, a list of article titles will be displayed. By clicking on these titles you will be able to find the contest photo very quickly.

  21. Polyanya, 03 July, 2009

    Hah hah this was a funny thread – but if I spend any more time on the lap-top I just won’t be able to market my goods and earn enough cash to buy all the enticing equipment you so generously show us how to use Cindy – Makins extruder here I come!

  22. Elly Moore, 03 July, 2009

    I found it without the hints, thanks a great contest

  23. Melanie, 03 July, 2009

    I have it, thanks!

  24. Che, 03 July, 2009

    Eureka!!!! Weeeeeee ! I got it…..even if I am just a guest member, I am happy to be a part of this … : ) I hope to win…

  25. Jamie, 03 July, 2009

    Hahaha! I found it right away! I knew just which pic it was in. I only needed to confirm the date. I recently took a forced hiatus from membership here (Thank you PayPal:( and so I spent the time reading every single post on this site. ALL of them! And loved every minute I might add. I even found a few errant color recipes along the way LOL. So include me in the contest too Cindy, please!! XOXO Jamie

  26. Bette, 03 July, 2009

    I found the post too but I used the hints. I frequently go back and read privious posts and videos. I sometimes do a search on Google for a technique and guess who always pops up. Cindy Lietz!

  27. Freda, 03 July, 2009

    I found it too but I used the hints. Fun!

  28. Ariti, 03 July, 2009

    Hi Cindy,
    I love your site. I found the post. I had to use the hints. Also saw some very interested posts that will answer some of my questions. :)

  29. Ariti, 03 July, 2009

    sorry (interesting). I must remember to proofread before I post. lol

  30. edie, 03 July, 2009

    I found it! And I’ll be reviewing and reviewing and reviewing tomorrow night at work


  31. Pat Stevenson, 03 July, 2009

    Hi Cindy,
    Yes! I found it, within three clicks, fun contest, just draw my entry,thanks Pat:c)

  32. lynn watts, 03 July, 2009

    I found it too. Love the poem, and the hat. Lynn Watts

  33. Adrienne lindsey, 04 July, 2009

    Found it!! Enjoyed going thru the site again to see all the wonderfull past lessons you have provided for us.

  34. Debbie, 04 July, 2009

    YES! I found it.

  35. Lisa Whitham, 04 July, 2009

    Just got around to looking for it… and found it..! :)

  36. Cheryl, 04 July, 2009

    Hi Cindy,

    I found it too without the hints! Found lots of info I might have passed while searching. Count me in the draw.

  37. Jocelyn, 05 July, 2009

    Since I am hopeless at stuff like this, you will post the link eventually right? Don’t want to win, just want to know….lol!

    Love Tuscan colors. Google Tuscan colors or Tuscan architecture, or Tuscan kitchens via images and just sit back and fall into it. Or do the same at photoshop.com. Deep, rich, saturated, and antiqued, makes your mouth water. You can smell that chicken cooking in the pot.

    What pottery lines feature Tuscan design?

  38. Cindy Lietz, 07 July, 2009

    Glad to see that so many of you enjoying this fun little “educational” contest. @Jocelyn, your Tuscany kitchen description had me craving chicken soup for some reason. No worries about me posting the link to the contest photo. I’ll give it just a bit longer so that everyone who wants to, has a chance to participate.

    HINT #7: Based on using “Twas the night before Christmas” in the search box as described in Hint #6, you will be able to find the contest mystery photo in just 2 clicks. This hint is what you would call a Gimme.

    BTW: When you find the photo, be sure to add your “I found it” comment below. That is how you enter into the contest. Simply put your name in the “Name” field and your email address in the “Email” field. You don’t need to fill in the “Url” field. Then type away in the big comment dialog box. Finally, click the “Submit Comment” button. And that’s all there is to it.

  39. Silverleaf, 07 July, 2009

    Yup. Don’t need the prize though, since I already have all the recipes.

    So if I win (unlikely), can you pass the prize onto the next person to be drawn?

  40. Katina H, 10 July, 2009

    Found it too!! I enjoyed going back and re-reading some of my favorite posts!

  41. Lin Neiswender, 10 July, 2009

    Liked those Ti leaves in the vase and the cool hat!

  42. Pam, 12 July, 2009

    Found it too. What a clever way to help us learn more!

  43. Helen Sperring (honeyclay), 15 July, 2009

    Hi Cindy, I found the page with the vase picture. This is the greatest learning network on line. I can’t say enough about it!!!!! It’s really, really, really terrific!!!!! Love it.

  44. Cindy Lietz, 15 July, 2009

    OK, It’s time to announce a Winner. I gave everyone a number and then used my random number generator to pick the winner. Drum roll please… scroll to bottom of list…

    02.Sue Castle
    05.Cindy Graveline
    06.Anna Sabina
    12.Ken H.
    18.Elly Moore
    26.Pat Stevenson
    27.lynn watts
    28.Adrienne lindsey
    30.Lisa Whitham
    34.Katina H
    35.Lin Neiswender
    37.Helen Sperring (honeyclay)

    >> WINNER: Lynn Watts #27 <<

    Congratulations Lynn! Please post the date of the blog post where the contest photo was originally posted, and then let me know which Color Recipe Back Issue Volume you would like me to send you. You can choose any one of the B-Series Volumes between Vol-001 and Vol-013.

  45. Jamie, 16 July, 2009

    Congratulations Lynn! Im happy for you. Besides, I still couldnt decide which colors I wanted if I won anyway! Nice contest Cindy. I cant wait to see what your wicked little mind cooks up next! XOXO Jamie

  46. Ken H., 16 July, 2009

    WTG Lynn. How’s the studio going?

  47. Jamie, 16 July, 2009

    If you’re asking about my studio Ken? It had to go on hold a little bit for my son’s wedding last Sunday. And then helping them get ready this week, to go to Texas where he is stationed in the army. But they left this morning, so things should get back to business here as soon as we both take a day to recover. I didnt know getting a kid married was so much work!! But they are a great couple and I wish them a long successful marriage. In any case I told her after the wedding there were “no give backs” LOL. So he’s all hers now. Hahaha! Thats one down and two kids to go.
    XOXO Jamie

  48. Ken H., 16 July, 2009

    Yes I was Jamie, that’s what I get for trying to do more that one thing at a time at work( forgot to address whom I was writing to. I hope they’re very happy. My studio is still just a dream in my head, no funds to even start thinking about it right now.

  49. Jamie, 16 July, 2009

    Im sure they will be very happy. They are a very sweet couple. She says he is very romantic and treats her like a princess. Im glad he was listening all those times I thought he wasnt! And thanks for asking about the studio. Luckily they are refurbishing a house across the street from us. So my hubby was able to get a lot of the materials they were removing to recycle for my use. Stuff like cabinets and shelves and molding can really add up! But all we had to buy was some paint stripper and some putty knives. Thankfully he is handy at that sort of thing though, or my having a studio would be only a dream too. I just cant wait until its finished! XOXO Jamie

  50. Cindy Lietz, 16 July, 2009

    @Ken: I have the dream of setting up a better studio too, but I would have to switch rooms with my daughter, which means redoing 2 rooms at once. I am so busy right now but really need the space. Hoping we can figure out how to get it done.

    @Jamie: That is so exciting about your son getting married! I can only imagine what it is like to have a child wed, since my oldest is only 12. Weddings are a lot of work, but they sure do create a lot of great memories! I wish them happiness too!

    I would absolutely love to see pictures of your studio renovation! For me and tons of people, seeing a studio come together through all its stages is inspiring and insightful. (Have you seen the magazine called “Studios”? It’s so great!) So what do you think? We could make a little feature out of it here at the blog. I bet people would love it! I know Ken and I would! :-)

  51. Ken H., 16 July, 2009

    I sure would. For me it would also entail two rooms, finishing the basement to become a bedroom and then taking my current bedroom and converting it to a craft studio, a shared crafting space with mom who lives with me.

  52. Jamie, 16 July, 2009

    I would love to send you pics. But really all you would see is tons of craft stuff, in tons of boxes, in an otherwise empty room. Oh and a table. I love my antique 50’s table! All green and pink, hahaha! But very sturdy. The only thing “new” in the room so far is the paint on the walls and the carpet. Oh and the air conditioner. Thank you hubby! I gotta have that to be on the second floor in the summer here. Maybe when it gets a little farther along I will take a few pics for you, ok? XOXO Jamie

  53. Ken H., 17 July, 2009

    Sounds great, looking forward to that. Might just give us a few ideas for our own design for studios.

  54. Jocelyn, 17 July, 2009

    Jamie, congrats! How wonderful for you that your son found himself a lovely bride!

    Agree with Ken, once you have that studio going, please share it with us as part of a “spotlight” segment. Each studio I see gives me more and better ideas as to how to arrange my own raggedy little area.

    Would appreciate any and all folks sharing their work space with us. Just so much fun to glimpse in and see where the art is created!

    Also Lynn congrats on winning the contest!

  55. Jamie, 17 July, 2009

    Well it isnt pictures yet, but it might help with organizing. Harbor freight is having a big sale right now. And they have lots and lots of cool compartmented containers on sale. I went and bought a bunch and Im thinking of getting more. Especially the neat box with 24 little boxes inside. How more perfect for beads can you get? XOXO Jamie

  56. Joyce, 17 July, 2009

    Congrats Lynn on winning the contest and much happiness to your son, Jamie, and his lovely bride for the future.

  57. Maureen, 17 July, 2009

    Congratulations Lynn! That’s the first contest I was in and I had a good time looking at all the old postings, so I feel like I won anyway! lol

  58. Catalina, 17 July, 2009

    Congrats Lynn on winning the contest!! Sorry, I’m a little behind here. I was sick but much better now. Since you guys are talking studios I thought I would share mine. Do I send you, Cindy, the photos to post? I have a unique set up with my own Art Director!

    **PHOTOS ADDED: The following link will take you to a Spotlight Article featuring some pictures of Catalina’s amazing studio: Polymer Clay Studio Design Ideas

  59. Cindy Lietz, 17 July, 2009

    @Ken and Jocelyn: Thanks for sending encouragement to Jamie! I think we would all love to see the progress of her studio!

    @Jamie: It would be fun even to see the empty room. It’s all about the potential! :-)

    @Joyce: That’s is nice of you to offer Jamie your congrats!

    @Maureen: That is a great way of looking at it!

    @Catalina: That would be fantastic to get your studio pics! I’ll email you directly with my email. Don’t forget to send some words along with the pictures, describing the photo, any inspirations you have, or favorite things about your studio and working with polymer clay. The more the info you can pass along with them the better!

  60. lynn watts, 17 July, 2009

    Thanks everyone for all the congrats. I am so excited and I am going to have a hard time choosing the ones I want. God has looked after me once again. I have not won anything in years. The last time I won something was when I guessed how much candy was in a large bowl in a pharmacy store in N.C. Lynn Watts

  61. lynn watts, 17 July, 2009

    I almost forgot, Dec 24, 2008, date of the blog post where the contest photo was originally posted. Oh,the hard part begins,picking which back issue I want. Thanks again everyone for all your warm congrats. Lynn Watts

  62. Jamie, 18 July, 2009

    Thanks everyone for the congratulations and the encouragement. I will try to take a couple pics later today just to give you an idea what I have to work with. Then I will zip them off to Cindy in an email. Just remember, its a work in progress, and progress has been slooow!! LOL. XOXO Jamie

  63. Cindy Lietz, 19 July, 2009

    Catalina's Studio

    Two Things:

    1) Catalina sent in a wonderful article about her studio with tons of close up photos. I will share everything in an upcoming Spotlight Feature. But to tide you over, here’s a sneak peak of her amazing work space.

    2) Wanted to let you know that Lynn Watts chose the Vol-12 Curiosity Cactus Color Recipe palette for her prize. She is dealing with some health issues of a close family member right now and was not able to post herself. But she wanted to say thanks to those who expressed congratulations. Our prayers go out to you Lynn.

    **PHOTOS ADDED: The following link will take you to a Spotlight Article featuring some more pictures of Catalina’s amazing studio: Polymer Clay Studio Design Ideas

  64. Ken H., 20 July, 2009

    WOW!!!!! Turning VERY green right now. Ahhhhh, someday. Beautiful workspace.

  65. Catalina, 20 July, 2009

    Thanks for the nice comments, Ken! I think the only thing I’m missing is the kitchen sink!

  66. Jamie, 20 July, 2009

    WOW! I can only hope mine looks this good when Im done. Very neat and organized too. I know mine wouldnt stay that way for long though. Sorry I havent sent any pics of mine yet. Been fighting a summer cold and for the time being it is winning. But I will send some soon. I promise. XOXO Jamie

  67. Joyce, 21 July, 2009

    Catalina, a wonderful studio indeed! Looking forward to seeing you in the Spotlight.


  68. Debi, 28 July, 2009

    Congrats Lynn….Thinking of you and hoping things work out ok.

    Great work space~

  69. Cindy Lietz, 31 July, 2009

    **PHOTOS ADDED: Some pictures have just been added to a Spotlight Feature showcasing Catalina’s amazing studio workspace. She is a member who is very much appreciated here at this supportive polymer clay community. Click on the “Polymer Clay Studio” link by my name above to have a look.

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