So I had to think long and hard about this. I really wanted the glaze to not only cover the front surface of the ornament, but also wrap around. But this is difficult because glaze is glass, and it melts in the kiln, so any surface with glaze on it cannot tough the kiln shelf or anything else. I could have hung the ornaments from wires, like I do for my beads, but they are really heavy and to me, that was not space efficient. The other option was to stilt the ornament with a little device that has prongs that it could sit on, but that leaves marks in the glaze. So I needed a new option.
The solution I came up with was a decorative stamp, shown above. I carved it from clay and fired it. And here is how I used it on the Candy Ornament:
Back track a bit to show the stamp used on the front surface, oiled with veggie oil a bit.
And the back has a decorative flower element, looking good on both sides without much extra work...