Painting Pottery

Last weekend, I went to use a Groupon to a local pottery painting place. I picked out a small vase and a medium-sized platter. The colors go on very light, so it’s a little hard to imagine how the finished piece will look. You have to put down three layers in order to get the darkest color of each paint. The paints don’t mix well, like traditional paint. I’m also a little rusty with a paintbrush. I did a knock off Orla Kiely stem design. I think it turned out pretty well, considering.

Before:

The finished pieces, after being glazed and fired:

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2 Comments on “Painting Pottery”

  1. They’re so cute! You did a great job! Pottery glazes are so weird to get the hang of. I haven’t done it since high school and it was really frustrating getting the colors right. Yours are really consistent though so, regardless, it looks good! You plan on going again?

    • Carly says:

      Thanks! I’m happy with how it turned out. Plus the deal was something like $20 for $46 worth of pottery and studio time, so even better!

      If you bring your receipt, they waive the $6 studio fee. You just have to pay for the item(s) you choose to paint. So maybe I’ll go back in a few months. It was fun and a nice change of pace, but I don’t really want a house full of hand-painted pottery, if you know what I mean?


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