Overglaze Dipped and Decorated Ornaments

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.  
  2. Remove any of the Ornament Caps from the Ornament Balls. 
  3. Using an CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-004 Red to one of the Ornament Balls. 
  4. Apply 3 coats of CC-101 Transparent Crackle to the second Ornament Ball
  5. Apply 3 coats of EL-134 Mirror Blue to the third Ornament Ball. Allow to dry! 
  6. Stilt and fire to cone 06. Use a Coffee Filter to remove the Ornaments from the kiln to prevent getting any fingerprints on them. 
  7. Using a container larger than the Ornament Balls, line it with a plastic bag for ease of clean up. 
  8. Fill the container with warm water (do not use cold water) about 2” from the top. 
  9. Using a Toothpick, dip the Toothpick into the bottle of Fired Gold. Place a drop to the top surface of the water so that OG801 Bright Gold will float on top of the water. 
  10. Bend a coat hanger so that it will fit into the pour hole of the Red and the Blue Ornament Ball. This will help when dipping. 
  11. Dip one of the Ornaments in the water with the floating Bright Gold. Hang to dry! 
  12. Repeat with the Blue Ornament Ball. You may need to add another drop of Bright Gold. 
  13. You can dip each ornament a second time if you wish to get more Gold on them. Dry! 
  14. White Ornament Ball: Using an OB-916G #6 Filbert (Gold Handle), apply a band of Bright Gold to the center of the Ornament also to the top and bottom of the Ornament. Clean the brush using OA901 Essence that is reserved for Fired Gold to prevent contamination. 
  15. Stilt and fire all the Ornament Balls to cone 018. 
  16. Once fired, apply OG803 Mother of Pearl to the crackle ornament. Fire again to cone 020.
  17. Antique the Ornament with CC-101 Transparent Crackle with SS-138 Flat Black. 
  18. Put the Ornament Caps on the top of the Ornaments and Enjoy! 



  • MB-867 3” Ornament Ball 


  • EL-134 Mirror Blue 
  • FN-004 Red 
  • CC-101 Transparent Crackle 
  • SS-138 Black 
  • OA901 Essence 
  • OG801 Bright Gold  
  • OG803 Mother of Pearl 

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan 
  • OB-901 Mother of Pearl ¼” Shader 
  • OB-916G #6 Filbert (Gold Handle) 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Glazed Tile 
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge 
  • Water Bowl 
  • Coffee Filter 
  • Container for Dipping 
  • Plastic Bag 
  • Coat Hanger 
  • Toothpick