Friday, August 9, 2013

You Know Those Pottery Places...

...Where you paint on bisqueware and then they glaze and fire it for you?
I took my kids to the Chartreuse Moose in Warrensburg and we had a blast!
I have to give you a tip though.
There are all kinds of figurines and lidded boxes and stuff that cost a small fortune to paint,
but if you want value and usefulness, choose a plate!
The plate above was about 8" in diameter and cost just $7.00,
the same as a tiny 2" figurine that requires little imagination
and will take you just 15 minutes to paint.
Choose a plate and you have a blank canvas for a more personal design...

I took almost more time decorating the back of the plate,
because it served a very special purpose.
A special message for my kids, whose names decorate the plate's front side.
I gave this plate away, but plan to return to the Moose to make another for myself.
Maybe a whole set of dishes!


Linda said...

Great plate!!! One summer my kids and I did tons of that stuff when they were in elementary school.... I still have a few pieces!

~*~Patty S said...

Precious plate Nathalie both front and back ♥

Jill said...

A perfect gift for a special someone.

Lorrie said...

Great tips on getting the most from a pottery place - and I love the designs on the plate you created.