Stingy Jack Pumpkin Decoration (Non-Hanging)



Shipping to United States: $19.87
  • Details
    Item is a sitting decoration and not a lantern.

    Hat kit optional extra.

    Handmade terracotta Stingy Jack Pumpkin Sitting Decoration.

    The surface of the decoration is matt and unglazed, showing off the beautiful earthy red aesthetic of the earthenware clay.

    Every item is unique and handmade so no two are identical, please allow variations between pieces. You will not receive the exact item pictured, but one of the same high quality.

    Decoration is approximately 7.5cm round

    Baubles are packed with recycled wrapping paper in a recycled/recyclable kraft card box. Ceramics is tricky to post so in some cases I also re use bubble wrap in your order. I do NOT include a printed order receipt in your order or business cards as this is all available electronically - let's cut down on waste.

    × The Story of How Jack o Lanterns Originated in Ireland ×

    Jack o lanterns originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack" who invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn’t want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn into a coin so Jack could use it to buy their drinks but - Jack decided to keep the money and put it in his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form.

    Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing up a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a cross into the tree’s bark so the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.

    As the legend goes, when Jack died, God would not allow such an unsavory person into heaven. The Devil, upset by the tricks Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since. The Irish refer to this ghostly figure as “Jack of the Lantern,” and then, simply “Jack O’Lantern.”

    In Ireland and Scotland, people began to make their own versions of Jack’s lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits. The Irish brought the jack-o’-lantern tradition with them when they went to the United States. As turnips were not so easily available, they soon found that pumpkins; a fruit native to America, make perfect jack-o’-lanterns.


    Each piece is handmade by Jemma in her studio based in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

    Follow Jemma on Instagram to watch her ceramic journey and stay up to date with new products @jemmamillenceramics
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United Kingdom

    Processing time

    1-3 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns

    Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

    I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Wholesale availability

    If you would like an order form for wholesale please get in touch!

    Not all items on my Etsy shop are available for wholesale.

    Care instructions

    M E A D O W P L A T E S
    Dishes are made from an earthenware terracotta clay & glazed with a white tin glaze, which is food safe. The reverse of these plates are unglazed. Hand wash only. Plates are suitable for everyday use or display. Sudden temperature change can thermally shock the plates. Grease can stain unglazed terracotta if left unwashed.

    S T U D E A R R I N G S
    Stud earring backs are surgical steel. Each pair is packaged in a pillow box.

    D E C O R A T I O N S
    Please keep the box supplied to store it when not in use. The sleeve around the box secures the lid too.

    I add extra wadding in each box for decorations to help them travel better - if you post the item again please include the extra wadding to avoid breakages.

    Gift wrapping and packaging

    Please send me a message if your item is a gift and you would like a personalised message included.

    Orders do NOT include order receipts - these are available digitally - let's be conscious of our waste and cut down on the unnecessary.

    Ceramics is hard to ship safely, so reusable bubble wrap may be used when necessary (but this is rare), otherwise recycled/recyclable & biodegradable materials are used for packaging.


    I can arrange local delivery if you prefer not to have your item posted - please get in touch as I'm happy to reduce the carbon footprint of your order. Please be aware of local travel restrictions due to covid.

    All orders are shipped with Royal Mail 1st Class Post. If you need your shipping upgraded to Tracked, Signed For or Next Day - please send me a message to arrange a quote.

    Custom and personalised orders

    I'm more than happy to work with you for any custom or personalised items! Send me a message with your ideas and I will get in touch.

    Please note that ceramics is a very time consuming craft with each piece requiring at least 2 firings (one firing can take up to 48hrs!) I'm also a 1 woman business and fulfill all orders myself, so this can affect the time frame of your order.

    Bulk Orders

    If you need more than what is in stock on my Etsy then send me a message for a discount.

  • Reviews

    Reviews (4)


    Super cute, very quirky and I just LOVE Jemma’s ceramic work and packaging. Will definitely repurchase from again! X

    Seller was great, communicated well and packaged the delicate item extremely well. Couldn't recommend more. The item itself is amazing, so simple yet so well made, I love it. The perfect partner to my strange ghost ceramic.