Colorful Crab Mug

Designer: Marcia Roullard



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Slightly thin FN-036 Grape, pour inside the mug, turn to coat, pour out the excess glaze and drain.
  3. Use the Script Liner to apply three coats of SC-73 Candy Apple Red to the tips of the claws. Apply three coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the remainder of the claws, overlapping the colors. Apply three coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the bottom of the crab’s shell.
  4. Apply three coats of SC-13 Grapel to the crab’s legs, arms and the middle section of the crab’s body. Apply SC-33 Fruit of the Vine to the sides of the crab’s body, overlapping two of the coats over the Grapel. This will allow the center of the body to be a brighter purple and the sides a deeper purple.
  5. Outline the detail on the crab’s body with SC-15 Tuxedo. Tuxedo is brushed between the spaces in the claws, eyes are Tuxedo, use CB-110 Liner.
  6. Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of NTCLR Clear One Dipping Glaze to the outside of the mug.
  7. Fire to cone 06.



  • MB-1447 Crab Mug


  • FN-036 Grape
  • SC-13 Grapel
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-33 Fruit of the Vine
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • S-2101 Clear Brushing Glaze or NT-BR Clear Dipping

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge