Picture of Elf Box

Elf Box

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1. Wipe top and bottom of elf box with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Pour some Pure Brilliance inside both box and lid, swirl around to coat. Pour out remaining glaze into clean container. Let dry.
  3. Brush two coats Light Blush to elf’s face and ears. Let dry.
  4. Brush three coats Dark Ginger to elf’s hair and eyes Let dry.
  5. Refer to photo and brush three coats of Paprika red and Bright Green on hat, suit and shoes. Let dry.
  6. Bush two coats of Black to belt, center in eyes, eyebrows, mouth and belt. Line around eyes and add eyebrow. Let dry.
  7. Stilt elf and hat on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  8. HINT:  To stilt pieces, you may want to use egg bars with Nichrome wires.
  9. If desired, brush a coat of Pure Brilliance to elf box, dry, stilt and re-fire to cone 06.
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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:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Egg bars with Nichrome wires