Picture of Jolly Ol’ St. Nick Ornament

Jolly Ol’ St. Nick Ornament

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake and thanks to Duncan® Satin Glazes, he an adorable ornament that’s easy for you to make! 


1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove any bisque dust.

2. Lightly sketch Santa face on ornament as desired or trace pattern and transfer using clay carbon paper.

3. Pour a puddle of White on palette. Add a very small amount of Neon Red to create a light pink. Brush in Santa’s face. Let dry and add a second coat.

4. Add a little more Neon Red to the pink mixture and paint cheeks. 

5. Again, a little more Neon Red into that mixture to darken for nose and lips.

6. Using Liner brush, paint two dots for eyes using the Black. Also using the Black, paint in opening of mouth.

7. Paint two coats Ice Blue in the beard, eyebrows and mustache area and the brim of hat.

8. Paint two coats Neon Red on hat. Let dry. Also, paint two good coats Neon Red to back. Let dry.

9. Stilt in kiln and fire to cone 06.

10. Use Palette Knife to apply No-Fire Snow to brim of hat, whiskers and beard. Let dry.


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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:


  • Pattern
  • Container for water
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Pencil
  • Clay carbon paper
  • Potter’s sponge