Picture of Nutcracker


This fun décor piece stands at attention awaiting your creativity! Dress him in his best with bright, bold Duncan® Concepts colors.

  1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush three coats Light Flesh to face and hands.
  3. Add a small dab of Neon Red to Light Flesh to create a rosy pink. Dot on cheeks above the mustache.
  4. Brush three coats Neon Red to jacket leaving upper shoulder and belt buckle unpainted. Continue with three coats of Neon Red to top and bottom base. Let dry.
  5. Brush hat brim and embellishment, shoulder décor, buttons, belt buckle and shoe laces with three coats of Light Saffron. Let dry.
  6. Brush three coats Bright Sapphire to hat band, wrist trim and pants. Let dry.
  7. Use liner Brush to paint coat of Black to eyes, brow and mustache. Continue with three coats on hat, hair, beard, belt and boots. Let dry.
  8. Stilt on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  9. If desired, brush a light coat of Pure Brilliance over figure, let dry 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 for paint palette