Pottery Painting

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When I went to visit my friend, Bex, in Oxford, she took us girlies to go pottery painting at a nearby pottery house. This was the first time I’ve ever been to these places and I’m surprised how much fun and tranquil the exercise was! We spent a total of 3 hours sitting in the little room painting our pieces to which 30 minutes was me deciding on what colours I wanted and explaining to the lady my idea.

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My blank canvas

There was a lot of clay pieces to choose from, from pots to jugs, and dog bowls to plates etc. I wanted to paint a mug for mum for Mothers day and what other than a cute little panda face? So basically, I wanted to have a panda face with a top hat in the corner. Similar to my Kekiko logo.
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Inspiration from this bag

However, what I showed her was the image of my panda tote bag which had polka dot ears – I wanted solid colour. This was what confused her and told me that it wasn’t possible to paint the face like that exactly. I even drew her a diagram! However, I guess it was all perfect in my head and my creativity was too advance for her (lol). I ended up simplifying my panda mug painting just so she would understand and my mug had to have a simplistic, minimalist look.
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Front side

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Inside the mug

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Side of the mug

To be honest it sort of worked out in the end and looks cute. We had to leave it there for a week so she could put it in the kiln. Our friend’s mom picked up our pieces and we’ll be collecting them from Lynn next month or so. When I do, I’ll show you guys the final look!

Have you ever painted pottery before? What would you have painted? Ready for Mother’s day yet? ^^

With Love,
Kekidoll xoxo

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  • Jackie Harrison

    I never did painted a pottery it looks like so much fun to do and a cool thing to add to your home. Nice job on your blog looks great.
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  • It looks so damn cute! Love the colors :D
    I once did pottery painting, when I was on vacation and it was really fun!

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  • I honestly loved doing ceramics. I went to this wreck room with people with disabilities – and every Thursday they would have ceramics. You do 3 and you get to pick 1 to take home with you. Not a bad deal if you ask me. I say that your mug came out rather cute! One time I had bought my own little bowl and wrote Misty on it (she’s my cat). However, I think I didn’t do a good job and probably went a little fast on it. I was a bit bummed that it came out the way it did. But ah well – at least I stepped up to painting a dragon and a gnome. I had the dragon but I had given it away to a friend of mine. The Gnome I never got because I was waiting for the leader to fire it up so I can take it when I left to move. That didn’t happen either. I hope someone likes my Gnome lol.

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  • Cat

    Aww, that’s such a cute mug! I like the colors and design :) I hope your mom likes it! The only time I did something like this was for a friend’s birthday. We got to choose from ceramic figures, so I painted a dragon one :)
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    • Thank You Cat! I hope the finished item looks awesome :D

      A dragon would be so hard to paint with all the details on it! I do like paining on Kidrobot vinyl toys though :P

  • It came out cute! I remember for art class that I made a pot of some sorts, my mother still has it. <3
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    • Aww that’s cute! I think mum still has this mouse/rate clay model I made for her :D However the tail broke because I made it too thin :(