Welcome to our new blog 3 parter – This is how it works! Over the next few weeks, we will be giving you a detailed understanding of three different stages of the ceramics to explain all the hidden jobs we do to make sure you have a shiny, glazed ceramic one week after you have painted. There are three sections:
- This is how it works – Painting
- This is how it works – Glazing and Firing
- This is how it works – Packing (how do we know which Dinosaur is yours?)
So lets get right to it then, shall we?
This is how it works – Painting
When we welcome you in to Punk Me Up, we will explain what you need to do, but here is a little more detail and some top painting tips.
- Pick your ceramic, the easy bit! All of our ceramics are individually priced, and there are studio fees for painters.
2. Pick your colours, remember we have a cup above each bottle which shows what it will look like once fired. We also ask that you squeeze the paint onto the palettes and leave the bottles on our paint shelves. We are not a fan of paint hogs!
3. Then it is time to get creative and paint away! Remember these top painting tips–
- It is possible to layer paints, but remember that the darker colour needs to be on top, otherwise it will not show through when its fired.
- It is not possible to wash darker colours off the ceramic once on there, so be very careful when using, and don’t try to wash off with a sponge, it can get messy! Ask us for some help if you find yourself in a pickle.
- If you want to do some writing, have a go with a kiln pencil. It’s a special pencil that stays on after firing, and it’s the easiest way to get writing on there. Otherwise, if your not comfortable with a paintbrush, our artist can do it for you. Just ask us when we are in and we can price it up for you.
4. Once you have completed your masterpiece, you leave it with us. We will ask you to fill out a form on our Ipad, which will help us know which ceramic is yours, but we’ll go into that bit in our final blog- how do we know which Dinosaur is yours?