Leprechaun Top Hat

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with a properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Cut out the ear patterns and use a pencil to outline the design onto the bisque.
  3. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-20 Cashew Later to the ears; make sure to glaze all the way to or even a bit beyond the pencil line.
  4. Moisten the paper cutouts with clean water, align and apply to the glazed ears to act as a resist.
  5. Repeat the above steps with the buckle cut out; Cutting out of pattern, filling the outline in with SC-42 Butter Me Up and applying the paper as a resist.
  6. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-020 Medium Green to the exterior, rim of the hat. When applying the coats add some FN-007 Green to the brush to add some variation to the hat.
  7. Remove the paper resists.
  8. Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo the create a band around the hat and 2 coats of SC-8 Just Froggy to the clover.
  9. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner, apply 1 coat to the outline of the ears, buckle, and clover.
  10. Using a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-044 Yellow-Orange to the inside of the hat.
  11. Let dry completely.
  12. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.



  • MB-1406 Top Hat


  • FN-007 Green
  • FN-020 Medium Green
  • FN-044 Yellow-Orange
  • SC-8 Just Froggy
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-20 Cashew Later
  • SC- 42 Butter Me Up
  • SC-51 Poo Bear

Decorating Accessories

  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Mini Liner

Miscellaneous Supplies