Not quite sure what you’re getting into? Never fear! Here’s a handy little explanation of ceramic painting, and how it all works. (We’ll keep it brief…)

1)You pick a piece of white bisque pottery.

We like to change our design stock every few months, just to keep things interesting. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please ask!

2)Select your colours and get painting!

We’ll let you into a secret: it’s not actually paint. These are coloured glazes, which means they look all lovely and shiny once they’ve been fired in the kiln. If you find yourself short of ideas, we can assist! Just have a nose through our collection of stamps, stencils and sponges.
It’s as easy as that! That’s your job all done, but your pot will still be looking a bit pale and pasty. So what happens next?…

It’s as easy as that! That’s your job all done, but your pot will still be looking a bit pale and pasty. So what happens next?…

3) Time for a bath!

A glaze bath, that is. We dunk your pottery into some glaze (the gloopy blue stuff) It’s the glaze which gives your pottery that high-quality finish and makes it 100% safe to use. Then the pot has to dry completely before it goes into…

4) Quality Control.

Only the best for Pitter Potter painters! We check every piece for bubbles in the glaze and any rough patches that might hurt your pot. Once that’s all sorted, it’s on to Stage 5!

5) It’s Kiln O’Clock.

That’s our very hot pottery ‘oven’ (we’re talking over 1000°c), where your piece is ‘Glost Fired’. It’s a bit like magic, because the pottery comes out much brighter and more eye-catching. Opening the kiln is always a treat!

6) Over to you again…

One week after you painted it, your pot is ready to be taken to its new home. It looks even better than when you last saw it!

Not quite sure what you’re getting into? Never fear! Here’s a handy little explanation of ceramic painting, and how it all works. (We’ll keep it brief…)

1)You pick a piece of white bisque pottery.

We like to change our design stock every few months, just to keep things interesting.

2)Select your colours and get painting!

We’ll let you into a secret: it’s not actually paint; these are coloured glazes, which means they look all lovely and shiny once they’ve been fired in the kiln. If you find yourself short of ideas, we can assist! Just have a nose through our collection of stamps, stencils and sponges.

It’s as easy as that! That’s your job all done, but your pot will still be looking a bit pale and pasty. So what happens next?…

3) Time for a bath!

A glaze bath, that is. We dunk your pottery into some glaze (the gloopy blue stuff) It’s the glaze which gives your pottery that high-quality finish and makes it 100% safe to use. Then the pot has to dry completely before it goes into…

4) Quality Control.

Only the best for Pitter Potter painters! We check every piece for bubbles in the glaze and any rough patches that might hurt your pot. Once that’s all sorted, it’s on to Stage 5!

5) Time for the kiln…

That’s our very hot pottery ‘oven’ (we’re talking over 1000°c). It’s a bit like magic, because the pottery comes out much brighter and more eye-catching. Opening the kiln is always a treat!

6) Over to you again…

One week after you painted it, your pot is ready to be taken to its new home. It looks even better than when you last saw it!