How to paint your ceramic


• Give your ceramic a damp wipe or wash. Allow to dry. (please note if you submerge your ceramic in water it can take in excess of 24 hours to dry)
• Put a small amount of paint onto your palette (ceramic tiles and plates are good for this)
• Apply paint to the ceramic! One coat will give you a thinner, translucent colour with visible brushstrokes. Two or three layers will give you a more intense, opaque colour.
• Remember if you put one colour on top of another they will merge when we fire them in the kiln. A mixture of green and red can come out as a sludgy brown! If you do layer colours make sure you do enough coats of the top coat to allow it to stand out. The paints are underglazes, they deepen and brighten when they are fired.
• You don’t have to just use a brush to paint. Sponging gives a nice effect, the end of a brush makes a lovely dot.
• Leave your ceramic to dry.
• PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR CERAMIC IN PENCIL!
• When we receive your ceramic we’ll glaze it, dry foot it and then fire it at almost 1000°c
• Your ceramic is now lovely and shiny. It’s also ready for use and dishwasher safe.
• We’d love to see you getting creative. Please tag us in your photos!
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