Picture of Happy-Go-Lucky Shamrock Mug

Happy-Go-Lucky Shamrock Mug

Everyone needs a lucky mug! St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion for painting one that adds a smile to your face; use Duncan® Concepts® for adding a little green magic to what will surely end up being your favorite new mug.   


1. Wipe mug with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

2. Place clay carbon paper on flat side of mug above the opening with face pattern on top. Trace over pattern lines to transfer pattern onto mug.

3. If desired, transfer shamrock on back center of mug.

4. Brush three coats of Bright Kiwi onto shamrock(s) and inside of cookie opening, inside of mug, and handle. 

5. Use No. 1 Liner to paint eyes, brows and mouth with two good coats of Black.  Let dry completely.

6. Place mug on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.

7. Brush one coat of Pure Brilliance onto all green areas of mug. Let dry.

8. Brush two coats onto remaining areas, including bottom of mug. Let dry completely.

9. Stilt and 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:


  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Potter's sponge
  • Pencil
  • Paper towel
  • Container for water
  • Clay carbon paper