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.
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.
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.
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? ^^