Picture of Giraffe Mug

Giraffe Mug

Giving this mug a little creativity is no tall order. Just grab a brush and some color and get to work. You’ll love making a sweet mug that will definitely stand out from the rest. 

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


  1. Wipe mug with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Refer to photo and use pencil to lightly draw in background (not trees).
  3. Brush three coats Light Blue Spruce in sky. Let dry.
  4. Brush three coats Dark Straw in grass. Let dry.
  5. Use Liner brush dipped in Bright Ginger and add linear strokes across areas of grass to create dimension.
  6. Brush three coats Bright Kiwi in distant trees (not Serengeti trees). Let dry.
  7. With Liner brush, paint Serengeti trees with Black and trunk and limbs topped with Bright Kiwi leaves. Let dry.
  8. Brush three coats Light Ginger to Giraffe. Let dry.
  9. Brush three coats Dark Ginger to spots. Let dry.
  10. Brush three coats Light Gray to hooves. Let dry.
  11. Use Liner brush dipped in Black to paint giraffe’s nostrils, mouth, eyes, tips of ears and line in center of hooves. Let dry.
  12. If base of cup is painted, stilt.  If not place directly on kiln shelf.  Fire to cone 06.
  13. Brush two solid coats of Pure Brilliance to inside of mug and base. Let dry.
  14. Stilt and re-fire to cone 06.
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What you need:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Palette
  • Pencil