Picture of “Music to Drink By” Mug

“Music to Drink By” Mug

You’ll hit all the right notes when you add your creativity to this already cleverly designed mug! Makes a great gift for the music lover in your life.

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. Lightly using sharp pencil, draw first wavy line around mug. Sketch four more lines following the wavy pattern leaving space between each (refer to photo).
  3. Using Liner brush dipped in Black, paint fine line over the lines. Let dry.
  4. Sketch treble cleft and notes very lightly over the dried lines.
  5. Paint each with two coats Black. Let dry.
  6. Brush 2-3 coats of Black on the handle. Let dry.
  7. Place mug on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  8. Brush two coats of Pure Brilliance to mug including base and one coat to black handle. Let dry.
  9. Stilt on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.


NOTE: If desired, brush fine lines with Black EZ Stroke. Lines may be smoother and easier to manage with Liner brush.


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What you need:


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