Picture of Jolly Ol’ Santa Mug

Jolly Ol’ Santa Mug

Everyone’s favorite jolly elf makes the perfect mug for your hot cocoa during the holiday season. Bring him to life with Concepts Underglazes!


  1. Wipe mug with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush three coats Light Blush to Santa’s face.
  3. Mix a small amount of Neon Red into the Light Blush to create a rosy pink. Paint nose, lips and two round circles on cheeks.
  4. Paint three coats Neon Red to Santa’s hat, suit, pants and cup handle.
  5. Brush three coats Light Saffron to Santa’s belt buckle. Let dry.
  6. Paint Santa’s eyes with Black.
  7. Use Liner brush to paint Black in Santa’s belt and upper boots. Paint remainder of boots and bottom using Round brush. Repeat with second and third coats. Let dry.
  8. Stilt Santa mug on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  9. Brush one coat Pure Brilliance to inside mug and white unpainted areas of Santa.  Let dry.
  10. Brush a second coat to entire Santa mug. Let dry.
  11. 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
  • Foil or foam plate for paint palette